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Export/Import is not working

  • I am trying to export data from one forum and move it to another.

    When I hit export, it doesn’t download a file but shows me the document tree. I copy that into a file and add the extension .html.

    When I try to import that file in the new forum, I get the error message – “Invalid child element inside meta element.”

    Not sure what to do. Please help. Thanks!

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  • Ben L.
    Member

    @nightgunner5

    .html is incorrect. .xml is what you should be using. Save the file directly from your web browser.

    Thank you. I am going to try that. Is it an issue if both the forums have the same username and email for the key_master…?

    Hmm… it did the import but it shows all the topic dates as 39 years ago (?)…


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    Can you check the database and see what date values are stored there?

    the date values for the topic start times are all right – for example:

    1 2009-04-27 20:17:21

    1 2009-04-28 06:55:29

    1 2009-04-28 06:57:51

    1 2009-04-28 07:08:44

    1 2009-04-28 07:33:39

    1 2009-04-28 07:35:37

    1 2009-04-28 08:25:03

    1 2009-04-28 09:29:31

    1 2009-04-28 09:41:52

    1 2009-04-28 12:23:21

    1 2009-04-28 13:34:17


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    Ah are you using an older version or theme? There have been some reports of the 39 year issue here:

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/forums-started-39-years-ago

    My new forum is the Alpha. And the theme is the one that comes with it by default (kakumei).

    The old forum was 0.9.0.4 that I upgraded to the Alpha in order to export.

    Any ideas? Thanks so much for your help!

    I think part of the problem is that it is not importing the “forum”. It says the first forum has 0 posts. The forum with all the posts has not been imported… just the posts are there, dont know in which forum. Odd.

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