Exporting a Section of the website

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Hello there

Our company is using Episerver CMS 5.1.422.256 for managing content on our website.

Within the Episerver CMS, our site is categorized under different folders, the structure of which is as follows:

Root Folder
      |_ Starting Point
                 |_Main Section1
                             |_Section1
                                     |_Sub Section1
                                                |_Folder1
                                                |_Folder2
                                                |     |_Content1
                                                |     |_Content2
                                                |     |_Content3
                                                |     |_Content4
                                                |     |_Content5
                                                |
                                                |_Folder3

We now have a requirement to take off Folder2, consequently taking it off from the web site as well.

I was wondering if there was a way to export only Folder2 and its contents so that it can be deleted from the CMS and stored somewhere as there might be a requirement to bring it back later.

Any help will be appreciated.

thanks & regards

Noel

#46389
Dec 09, 2010 12:06
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The standard export functionality in CMS admin mode will let you export the pages to a file which can be imported into CMS (at least the same version). It is not really readable in any other format, but you could always install a new site of that version and import the content if you wanted to look at it. The export file is a zip archive containing xml files specifying the page types (you shuld export those as well) and pages and then the files used on the pages are included aswell. So theoretically you can parse the files into another system but it would be a lot of work.

#46390
Dec 09, 2010 12:18
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Hello All,

Many thanks for your response.

I was aware of the export tool but since I am new to Episerver, I was a little skeptical on how it exactly functioned and was looking for a confirmation on the export process, which is exactly what you provided me with.

I did try out the export tool on the website and even though it let me export pages and page types to a file, it did produce numerous errors as follows:

The following errors have occurred:
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/AlHadheerahsmall.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\5c\8e\5c8e8da7-3fc8-42c8-bddf-9c6b499a919d.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/al hadeerah video small.bmp from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\07\9f\079f6337-0faa-4c44-b67d-8d4a52b246c2.bmp'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/al hadeerah video medium.bmp from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\1b\cd\1bcdff16-71bf-43a6-aecc-704e020bcf94.bmp'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/Hadheerah small.JPG from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\55\b2\55b22e69-e136-47e1-9e28-721ac55d7a46.JPG'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Large/Hadheerah.JPG from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\f8\7d\f87d0feb-48f7-4d42-8e81-bcbc1f9f98b7.JPG'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/HADHEERAH WEB BANNER.JPG from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\f8\07\f807cd7f-47a1-4bdc-b8ca-c5b27578869b.JPG'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/Masala Banner.gif from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\eb\e8\ebe8201b-9ae0-4081-8425-c4d1ae6cdc0b.gif'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Large/Ya Hala_med.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\ec\8d\ec8d4f0f-443c-49c7-9a53-e38f900481eb.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/Wedding back_drop small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\f0\4d\f04d86f2-4f8e-4fb5-815b-2d45e24780df.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/Wedding back_drop medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\b2\20\b2206848-9bea-4838-ab86-0de0e5c2e4d0.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Large/Bride and Groom large.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\79\87\79876ed3-7b9d-4877-bf56-83ba70b6a241.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/Wedding back_drop flash.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\bf\b8\bfb884f9-6610-4538-9906-5df56cd81b6b.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/bride and groom 1 small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\f3\57\f357ece4-7a7e-4e1a-8bb9-e008c757f672.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/bride and groom 1 medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\4c\71\4c71b11d-596c-467d-ab6c-2cad14786f7a.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Large/Dress large.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\d2\7d\d27d7a94-7542-4a18-83ed-b72b9645546e.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/Wedding brochure portrait 3 flash.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\a1\67\a1676bd0-2d9e-459c-a14d-27ccbd3a22d7.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/Flowers small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\5b\de\5bdeb547-d346-4aa7-beff-fcf1e2c2ad3d.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/Flowers medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\e1\38\e138eabf-dc20-45e2-a28e-0ed4fdcd5b93.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Large/bride large.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\21\72\2172566d-d040-4981-bd90-fc0c05c299ee.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/Flowers flash.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\76\a7\76a731bb-b0b9-465c-bc50-8b8c33e29b41.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/venue small.JPG from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\51\99\5199956a-231d-49fc-ae97-05e23cf36621.JPG'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/venue medium.JPG from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\93\e0\93e0765c-d2f0-4e9d-bb38-62efe9a67b9e.JPG'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/venue 980x473.JPG from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\37\e3\37e34e27-4ac0-4e6c-82f8-a8f86c41d351.JPG'.
Failed to export file Flash/TheResorts/Ramadan/babalshams.swf from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\e6\60\e6601fef-26f2-4a77-8b39-e8304d7906cd.swf'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/al forsan buffet small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\a5\b1\a5b10723-fc42-47eb-b1cd-02e1271c9480.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/JBAS AL FORSAN medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\28\2c\282c4f47-7068-463f-917d-e1154e97da04.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/JBAS AL HADHEERAH small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\de\0c\de0c7fd3-f57a-43ce-ac28-afa74337483a.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/JBAS AL HADHEERAH medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\46\d5\46d527d5-563b-43c7-ae5c-3864f4bbd3cd.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Large/JBAS AL HADHEERAH RESTAURANT large.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\52\e3\52e3420e-a43c-462a-b383-aee77e7cc113.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/JBAS AL HADHEERAH flash.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\04\87\0487c9b6-a8ad-47dc-879b-bf0e811ddc71.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/JBAS AL SARAB ROOFTOP LOUNGE small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\23\76\2376eaff-c9fa-4857-b78e-705818fc2674.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/JBAS AL SARAB ROOFTOP LOUNGE medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\45\61\4561c3e5-2fbb-4371-aa09-76c55bdceae4.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Flash/JBAS AL SARAB ROOFTOP LOUNGE 980x370.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\e1\ea\e1ea235d-9b99-41a1-a23c-c4bc631bc1bc.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Small/NYE small.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find file 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\38\25\3825d74a-028e-4453-85ca-f12ccb295e8f.jpg'.
Failed to export file Property/JBAS/Medium/NYE medium.jpg from provider SiteGlobalFiles, reason: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\19\59\19599ea2-24fa-4043-9d9f-9cc5a6c78119.jpg'.

Now I have checked for the mentioned files in the paths for eg: 'D:\EPiServerVPP-Translated\Globals\5c\8e\5c8e8da7-3fc8-42c8-bddf-9c6b499a919d.jpg'

In the above case the folder '8e' does not exist in the specified path, which leads me to believe that these may be references to images that may have been deleted some time ago as a result of requirements.

Is there a tool that can parse through these site structure and clear up these dead links or is there a way that I can ignore these links?

Once again, thanks for your help

regards,

Noel

#46489
Edited, Dec 15, 2010 7:55
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