[Mediawiki-l] Easy way to transfer images from one wiki to another--anything wrong with this approach?

Jan 2036 at gmx.de
Tue Jan 9 01:41:29 UTC 2007

Hello Ken!

I successfully used this extension ...
... to upload nearly 1000 images to my new mw-installation.

Good Luck,

Ken McDonald schrieb:
> Thanks for the help regarding my previous question about transferring a 
> wiki to another machine. Looking at it, we really only need to transfer 
> quite a small subset of pages to another wiki (for private editing, 
> before putting them back on the main wiki) so the effort of doing a full 
> transfer might not be worthwhile. (In particular, we don't have 
> unrestricted access to the machine being transferred to, so some of the 
> steps involved in doing a full transfer might be difficult or 
> impossible). We can do the text as we work just by copying and pasting, 
> the real question is how to transfer the images.
>  From looking at the images directory on our site, it appears that 
> images are maintained in a directory structure that approximates a 
> b-tree of some sort, presumably to mitigate possible problems with 
> extremely large numbers of images. We haven't reached that point yet, so 
> is there any reason not to simply copy the directory, move all images to 
> the top-level in the copy, move the copy over the the new server, and 
> then use something like importImages.php to do the work?
> Thanks,
> Ken
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