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Failure of safety export of a large site

  1. I am able to export all of a small site without problem and the site concerned here in the past.

    A moderately large site fails probably because the WordPress servers will take a long time creating the file, a guess based on what I can test, an hour. In consequence the probably very simple export script leaves the browser to timeout. Keeping retrying (same request) has not worked.

    I've tried different browsers, same result. (but IE6 doesn't work at all)

    An export of a small part of the site succeeds.

    Is the only solution pay WordPress $129 each time?

    Seems to me the file ought to be in archive form anyway.

    It's not clear from the text of the export page whether "all" can be time staged. From function it appears not.

    The blog I need help with is tallbloke.wordpress.com.

  2. IE6 is no longer supported by it's createors at Microsoft. it's know to be the mosy problematic browser ever. WordPress.com has not supported IE6 since May of 2011 > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/just-write/

    Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog with the content you are trying to export.

  3. Note that any browser can be upgraded here http://browse happy.com

  4. How about exporting/importing in piece meal method? In this method, you select dates on a monthly basis:

    Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2012
    Feb 1, 2012 to Feb29, 2012
    Mar
    April
    Etc etc

    Would this work? I don't know because I haven't tried it and I don't have a big site to work on.

  5. Only a partial backup is possible using split by date.

    This does work, about 41M of XML (would be about 6M in an archive). Their servers run slowly, limiting at ~128k

    So far as I can see this does NOT contain the uploaded files, >1k of them, just links and no way I can see of getting a list of files (for download, no FTP service either).There is no warning on the export page about an omission of files.

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