Importing and exporting a Plone site

Zope has a feature that allows you to export files, folders, and even Plone sites using the Import/Export button. However, it’s important to note that this tool should not be used as a migration tool when moving an older Plone site to a newer one.

For example, you have a Plone 2.1 site that you want to export and then import into a Plone 3.x site, then upgrade it. This will not work.

Import/Export only works with identical systems. This means that both Zope instances must be identical. Down to the same version of Zope and the same Products installed. A complete mirror.

The correct way to upgrade a site is to move the Data.fs file. For more information, go to: