[Moin-user] How to import existing Moin content into new Moin server?

Reimar Bauer rb.proj at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 17 10:44:54 EDT 2010

On 17.10.2010 14:41, andy thomas wrote:
> I am completely new to MoinMoin but I have been given the task of setting up a 
> new MoinMoin wiki using content from an existing MoinMoin server. I've 
> succeeded in getting MoinMoin 1.92 up & running on a FreeBSD system using 
> lighttpd and the fastCGI server and I've been sent a tar archive from the old 
> server of the existing MoinMoin content to be served but I can't get the wiki 
> to display this content.
> The archive contains a series of directories under which there are 
> subdirectories named 'cache' and 'revisions' plus two files called 'current' 
> and 'edit-log'. I've moved these into ../data/pages as I gues this is the right 
> place for them but I can only access folders like 'Recent Changes', 'Find 
> Page', etc and not the ones I have added from the archive.
> What do I need to do it get these additional pages to show?

Do you have created a new wiki instance? You are speaking from moving
into ../data/pages. Is it the correct instance? What you have got looks
like an archieve of the old instance.
Do you have a meta file in the data dir of the archieve. What is its

If the content of the old instance is dependent to an older moin version
you need to migrate it. See docs/README_FIRST


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