[Setup] transferring content from 3.0.6 to 4.0.4

Maurits van Rees m.van.rees at zestsoftware.nl
Thu Mar 31 02:08:54 UTC 2011

Op 30-03-11 08:58, hansen schreef:
> Hello,
> I've been given the task to have Plone 3.0.6 - run websites run under Plone
> 4.
> For this purpose I've been given empty hardware.
> I would like to transfer the content from 3.0.6 to 4.0.4 by getting the
> content from the 3.0.6 installation and putting this content into 4.0.4
> rather than converting the storage.
> It is like exporting a database into SQL statements and importing these SQL
> statements into a new database rather than converting the databases file
> format.
> Is this possible? What do I have to do? I've seen there is an import/export
> button below the websites list in Plone 3.0.6. Would this button be part of
> the procedure?

No.  That button is only expected to work when you export from and 
import to a zope instance that has the exact same versions of software.

> I am aware I have to set the settings for the website manually in Plone 4
> then.

First, just doing the portal_migration steps to migrate from Plone 3.x 
to 4.x should just work and I would say that is the recommended way.

Second, if that is not an option, look at using transmogrifier to export 
and import your content.  See

Maurits van Rees
Web App Programmer at Zest Software: http://zestsoftware.nl
Personal website: http://maurits.vanrees.org/

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