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

andy thomas andy at time-domain.co.uk
Mon Oct 18 06:35:46 EDT 2010

On Sun, 17 Oct 2010, Reimar Bauer wrote:

> 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
> content?

There is no meta file in the archive although there is one in my new 
instance but it is empty.

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

Thanks, I'll go & read the documentation.


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