Posterous import tool and limitations?

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  • #966990

    benbois
    Member

    Hi there,
    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?

    Cheers,

    Ben

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

    #967248

    macmanx
    Staff

    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.

    #967283

    benbois
    Member

    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

    Cheers,

    Ben

    #967298

    macmanx
    Staff

    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.

    #967303

    benbois
    Member

    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.

    Ben

    #967304

    macmanx
    Staff

    What is the URL of the Posterous site?

    #967305

    benbois
    Member
    #967306

    macmanx
    Staff

    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?

    #967307

    benbois
    Member

    Yes, no problem, do what you want in the (imported only) WP blog!

    #967308

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have emptied your blog as requested. Please try the import again.

    #967316

    benbois
    Member

    Thanks, I’m (re)doing an import right now!

    #967317

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #967323

    benbois
    Member

    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 :/

    #967325

    macmanx
    Staff

    Alright, please give it one more shot. It should pick up what it missed and ignore duplicates.

    #967326

    benbois
    Member

    Ok, I try it again.

    #967327

    benbois
    Member

    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?

    #967328

    macmanx
    Staff

    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.

    #967332

    benbois
    Member

    Hi,

    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?

    Cheers

    Ben

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