[EP-tech] problem migrating documents

Adam Field Adam.Field at jisc.ac.uk
Mon Apr 25 12:04:42 BST 2016

If you open the XML file, you'll see that it has a path in the file section of the document.  If you modify that path to point to somewhere local, then put a copy of the file in that place, it should work.

What are you actually trying to accomplish.  Is this a step in a bigger job?  What's the bigger job?


Adam Field
SHERPA services analyst developer

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Subject: Re: [EP-tech] problem migrating documents

Hi Thomas,

i have exported one publication with

bin/export edoc eprint XML 15166 > 15166.xml

and imported it into the new system

bin/import edoc eprint XML --enable-file-imports --enable-import-fields
--force --verbose /home/user/15166.xml

But if i export the publication from the new system, the file entry is not
in the xml file.

I think this does not overwrite the data. Or do i have to start a another
script after importing?


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Betreff: Re: [EP-tech] problem migrating documents

what is  the best way to migrate the documents.
hard to say, depends on many boundary conditions

I only copied (rsync) the documents from one server to the next,
imported the mysql database and started the upgrade with "epadmin upgrade
could work, if all paths for eprint stuff are exactly the same; 'upgrade' is
an independent issue Of course, the most easy way!

How can i export all without documents?
export repoID  eprint XML <badID0..badIDn> will do that by default settings

And how can import this
import repoID eprint XML --enable-file-imports --enable-import-fields
updatedPipedExportFile overwrites even existing entries ...

Check if a correction of bad entries is useful, otherwise start from
Testing on a sandbox is _no_ bad idea :)

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