Help moving broken Movable Type database to WordPress?
June 29, 2007 8:25 AM Subscribe
I have a personal blog running under Movable Type. I want to move to WordPress. I've exported the existing entries to a text file, so that's good. However
, a couple years ago my previous
MT install tanked (similar to this
). I cannot access it. I have several years worth of posts that are stuck in a database that I can't get to.
I've been gradually moving these by hand to my existing MT install, but that's a pain in the ass. Is there some automated way to crawl/scrape the existing HTML files in order to retrieve these "lost" entries? Some way to break back into a corrupt MT database? Some way to repair it? (The install is BerkelyDB-based.)
posted by jdroth to computers & internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Important note: I have FTP access to all the "lost" entries, too. If I were ambitious, I'd figure out how to write a script that would parse all this information for me. I'm not ambitious, and am hoping that somebody has already done such a thing...
Next on the agenda: converting an existing custom MT template to WP!
For the record: current MT install
and previous MT install