Posterous import tool and limitations?
First of all, thank you very much for the fabulous import tool from Posterous!
Well, I got a problem with it.
I’ve a big family Posterous blog with a lot of articles (since 2005).
After using the tool, ‘only’ 493 articles (924 comments & 3559 attachments) are imported not the full blog.
I checked the space, I use 1583.53MB (52%) of space on the 3072MB space allowed. So, the problem is not here.
What can I do to import all of my blog?
The blog I need help with is famillebois.wordpress.com.
Please try the import process again. It won’t duplicate existing content, and should pick up what it missed.
If it doesn’t work the second time, try deleting the posts that were already imported from the Posterous blog first.
Thanks for your reply.
I already tried many times to redo the import process without success (no more that initial import).
I can’t delete the Posterous posts because it stills alive!
We turn in circle :p
Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for the import to complete. It looks your most recent reply was placed less than 24 hours after the request to try the import again.
Of course, I waited and checked again after more than 24h with the same result..
493 articles – 924 comments – 3559 attachments, not the full Posterous blog here.
What is the URL of the Posterous site?
Ok, I don’t see anything that would prevent the import there.
I would like to try completely emptying your WordPress.com blog, then try the import again.
Did you only have imported posts on it? If so, would you like me to proceed with the empty?
Yes, no problem, do what you want in the (imported only) WP blog!
I have emptied your blog as requested. Please try the import again.
Thanks, I’m (re)doing an import right now!
Well, I tried a new import from Posterous.
What I got now:
– 499 posts / 925 comments / 7,236 media objects (7,192 images / 18 audios / 26 videos)
It’s a bit better than the previous import but not the full Posterous blog :/
Alright, please give it one more shot. It should pick up what it missed and ignore duplicates.
Ok, I try it again.
Well no more lucky here, after 24h, the result is exactly the same than the previous import.
Do you have access to any log of importation tool?
I do, but only one the import has completed, and I do see the same problem.
At this point, there is nothing on our end blocking the import, so I recommend getting in touch with Posterous about this.
It’s really difficult to get answer from Posterous since they are bought by Twitter, sadly.
A way could be to add a starting point (and ending) of importation in your tool.
Does it make sense?
Is that possible do you think?
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