[Mediawiki-l] importing uploaded files between installations
sertirion at katamail.com
Mon Jun 21 16:44:26 UTC 2010
Hi all, some months ago I installed MediaWiki locally for personal use.
Now I'm trying to migrate my existing MediaWiki installation to a
new machine, but I found a problem.
I used the `maintenance/dumpBackup.php` and `maintenance/importDump.php`
scripts to transfer textual content from one database to another,
and I copied over the images/ folder, containing all the uploaded files;
the problem is that the new MediaWiki instance seems not be able
to recognize them, since for example, the Special:Newimagespage is empty
and existing links to media files in articles are broken.
Now my question is: what's the right way, if one, to import all the
uploaded files into the new installation, possibly without losing all
files' metadata information (as their descriptions) and restoring links
in articles ?
Thanks in advance for any answer.
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