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  • kare27 8 posts 28 karma points
    Jan 21, 2021 @ 13:13

    CMS content migration from one database to another.

    Hello Team,

    Can anyone point me the direction to migrate the CMS content from one database to another along with the media.

    So kindly suggest is there tool available which will help me to do the migration activity.

  • Huw Reddick 592 posts 1895 karma points
    Jan 21, 2021 @ 13:21
    Huw Reddick

    there are a couple of packages so checkout uSync or Converge

  • kare27 8 posts 28 karma points
    Jan 21, 2021 @ 13:24

    Thank you Reddick for quick reply :):).

  • kare27 8 posts 28 karma points
    Jan 22, 2021 @ 06:19

    Hi Reddick,

    For migration, we have two CMS databases and as part of requirement we want to merge into single CMS database along with media. so through uSync and Converge packages it can be possible?

  • Kevin Jump 2129 posts 13459 karma points MVP 6x c-trib
    Jan 22, 2021 @ 09:51
    Kevin Jump


    you can do that with uSync. and you have a couple of ways of doing it.

    lets assume you have Site/Database A and Site/Database B

    Install uSync + uSync.ContentEdition (so it will sync content and media as well)

    uSync will write out all the settings,content and media to the /usync folder in the root of each site, you can then copy these folders around to other sites and import them to get everything you need* (you will need to also copy the actual media from the /media folder)

    So: If you want to merge everything into database A :

    • Take the /usync & /media folders from Site B and copy it over to the SiteA/uSync folder - (you might also want to copy views, css, scripts depending on what you want to keep interms of UI).
    • run the import on site A everything should be brought across.

    Personally - i Would create a new site. (site C): Then i would merge both the uSync folder from Site A and the one from Site B and then import it.

    Just because if you have things that clash / you don't want to merge you can have it on a clean new site, and if you decide you didn't want to do something you can always wipe site C and do it again.

    *you can also do this with uSync.Complete - but its probibly overkill and its not free like uSync/uSync.ContentEdition

  • kare27 8 posts 28 karma points
    Jan 22, 2021 @ 11:03

    Thank you Kevin. yes I'm also thinning to create new instance and then import contents from the other websites through uSync/uSync.ContentEdition. appreciate and thank you once again.

  • kare27 8 posts 28 karma points
    Feb 04, 2021 @ 05:45

    Hi Kevin and Team,

    The umbraco versions(7.3.8) currently we are using are pretty old for merging of Site/Database A and Site/Database B.

    And with the help of uSync.ContentEdition.3.0.0(supported for Umbraco 7) I hope it will merge everything like all data type, document type(archetype) we also have the Vorto properties for multilingual capability.

    so just wanted to confirm before merging we will go with the umbraco upgrade(version 8) and then we merge the sites. or we can still achieve this with 7.3.8. Please suggest.

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