[wp-hackers] Splitting wordpress export files

Rafael Ehlers rafaehlers at gmail.com
Sat May 28 22:23:16 UTC 2011

also, I think that in this case the most important config to set is script
timeout due to the amount of time needed to upload and import the file.

Rafael *Ehlers*

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Alexander Concha <alex at buayacorp.com>wrote:

> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 11:06 PM, Tyler Gillies <tjgillies at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Tyler, I've seen a couple tools (
> http://www.rangerpretzel.com/content/view/20/1/ is one) but I've never had
> a lot of luck with them.
> > Thanks for the links, I'll be sure to check them out
> >>
> >> What I commonly do to huge XML files for import is manually split them
> into manageable sizes and then ensure the head data is copied back into
> each. Good luck! Let us know if you find anything automatic.
> >>
> > I'm working on my own script in ruby to do just this, i'll post it to
> github then link in this thread when its done
> I've been playing a little bit with the wordpress importer. I made
> some changes, it uses plupload to upload big files. The backup file is
> also read and imported progressively. I only made some tests with
> dummy backup files (38MB and 185 MB) on an old laptop. My php
> configuration:
> memory_limit = 32M
> upload_max_filesize = 10M
> post_max_size = 20M
> Yes, it was slow, but the importer didn't die.
> If you are interested, you can grab the code from
> http://www.buayacorp.com/files/wordpress/wp-large-upload.zip
> There are many things that may be improved.
> --
> Alexander Concha
> http://www.buayacorp.com
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