Written by Florent Bourass√© (Customer Support team)
 
Sysadmins
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7.2.x 7.3.x

How can I export or import a large website?

Answer

When a website is large, it can take a lot of time to import or export it. Ultimately, you will hit the timeout set a the front-end level, making impossible the action.

The trick is to use the export/import but on/from the filesystem: this way you'll just have to monitore the logs for the end of the action.

This can be done from Administration>Server>Projects

For import:

  • In Import archive Or provide the path of the import directory on the server field, provide the absolute path to the exported site directory or the zip file

For export:

  • For versions 7.3.8.0+ and 8.0.3.0 +: In the Export to server directory field, enter the name of the folder to be created, which will contain the exported project(s), and click Export
    • the exported project(s) can be found in the Jahia installation folder on the server file system, under the digital-factory-data/exports folder
  • For other versions: In the Export to server directory field, enter the full path of the folder to be created, which will contain the exported project(s), and click Export

Find out more in the Managing your projects documentation page.