[Setup] Migrating members from one instance to the other

Laurence Rowe l at lrowe.co.uk
Sun Mar 13 11:49:55 UTC 2011

taito wrote:
>> Copying and pasting acl_users between the instances should do the right
>> thing, but you'll need to test it to be sure. Member properties (full
>> name,
>> email address, etc) are stored in portal_memberdata not in acl_users, so
>> you
>> might want to copy and paste that too.
> Thanks for the advice.
> Well, actually one instance already has its own members and the other
> also has other members.
> So copy and paste portal_memberdata and acl_users does not solve this
> issue.
> I should have said that how I can merge members between two plone
> instances.
> Is password stored under acl_users since it could not be fetched from
> portal_memberdata?
> If I can manage to merge members (maybe users?) then I can relate
> memberdata based on member ids later on.

In that case I suggest exporting both sets of members to csv, working out
which need to be merged and re-importing. See:
http://plone.org/documentation/kb/export-member-data-to-csv and
http://plone.org/documentation/kb/batch-adding-users for inspiration.


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