Search Tips   |   Advanced Search

Portal V6.1.x on application server V6.1: Importing web collections

After you export a search web collection from a source portal, we can import the data into a new, empty collection on the target portal. Importing a web collection retains most of the configuration data such as content sources, schedulers, filters, and language settings. If we configured such settings when creating the new collection, they are overwritten by the imported settings.

When you import a web collection, a background process fetches, crawls, and indexes all documents that are listed by URL in the previously exported file. Therefore be aware of the memory and time required for crawls. For more information, see Tips on using Portal Search.

Complete the following steps on the target portal, using the Manage Search portlet:

  1. If we are migrating to a remote server, copy the XML file containing the exported web collection to the server where the new version of portal is installed.

  2. In the Search Collections box, click Create Collection to create an empty collection.

  3. Specify the required information in the Location of Collection, Name of Collection, and Description of Collection fields, and then click OK.

  4. Select the empty collection that createdd.

  5. In the Search Collections box, click Import collection.

  6. In the Specify Location field, enter the full directory path and XML file name of the file that you exported.

  7. Click Import.

  8. Select the collection that createdd, and then click the Eyeglasses icon to search and browse the collection.

  9. Verify the documents found are the same as the collection that createdd on the earlier portal server, and that the links work as expected. Any inconsistencies between the exported document count and the imported document count should be resolved the next time the cleanup daemon runs.

Parent: Portal V6.1.x on application server V6.1: Migrating web search collections