Weblog Migration Is a Painful Process or Is It Not?

5 thoughts on “Weblog Migration Is a Painful Process or Is It Not?”

  1. Thanks a lot, Matthew, for the Trackback and for the superb tip ! Yes, indeed, initially, that is exactly what I had thought about doing. In principle, I didn’t want to move over all of the different weblog posts from LSR, only those that I would want to keep over at the new weblog and that was it. So I had thought about using Qumana for that, instead of Ecto. With Qumana’s latest version you can retrieve an N of weblog posts and then repost them back into the new weblog location. I did a couple of tests with that approach and I noticed that it would take me under 2 minutes to post content into the new weblog. And I thought that was a good option. However, your improvement tip is something worth while investigating further and keeping it as a reference for the future, just in case. So thanks again for sharing it with us !

    The thing is, as you have well mentioned, that I asked the superb Admin Team from Blogsome if I could have a backup of the different weblog posts and within the next few hours I had an e-mail in my Inbox with the entire weblog posts from LSR as a zipped file and ready to import into the new server location, which the folks where I am hosting the weblog now kindly agreed to upload. So in the end what I thought was going to be a painful process it turned out to be rather easy and in no time. Something that I am really grateful for to both the Blogsome folks and the guys where I host elsua.

    Regarding your other feedback about opening up my weblog for comments, I must say that I never gave it a try thinking that I wouldn’t want to handle all those spam comments that you keep on hearing about all over the place. On the other hand, I do have got the WordPress Hashcash plugin installed in this weblog so I guess I could give it a try and see how long it would last without getting hammered with the comments. Thus I am going to follow your suggestion and see how long it will take me before I lock it again. Let’s see. Let the games begin !

  2. You make some good points. I guess it depends on your standpoint. – If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790

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