On Feb 16, 2004, at 4:43 AM, Alex McLintock wrote:
> I'm considering merging two slash sites.
> I have a film review site DiverseDVD.com but I am thinking it would be
> easier all round if it were just a section of DiverseBooks.com
> Has anyone tried this?
Yep. I did it to one of mine.
> As far as I can see I need to transfer all the articles over, and
> ideally transfer all the users over where they don't already exist.
> (Not sure what to do about clashes. They are probably users who
> registered on both sites.
> There is very little personal content like journals or discussions
> that I have to worry about.
Well you're probably going to want to look at the upgrade-scripts that
were used to to go from the 1.0 series to the 2.0 series.
That's what I did. The way it pulls in the old content, cleans it,
preps it, and then pushes it into the new db schema.
And if you're going to do do this, then you might was well do all the
user* tables. Otherwise, you're going to have orphaned commments,
journals, user_messages, and possibly orphaned data for plugins, if
any, that you've got installed.
I think I just wrote up scripts to transfer the users. I dumped the
articles, never did end up finishing the cleanup and importing them
into the new sectioned-site. Maybe someday, but I doubt it.