Hello local community. I recently switched from Bluehost to Flywheel I created a backup with all in one backup file ( I have used this method a lot) to easily import/export sites, however now that I am trying to use local to bring back my old site to use a few things I have there (don’t need it all) it turns out that the backup file is too big and neither all-in-one (free version) or WP import allows me to do so. Before I pay $60 for a (basically) one-time use of all-in-one pro version I wanted to see if there’s a way around this. The file I have is .wpress. Many thanks in advance for any tips
Can you provide the error that you’re seeing when importing the large backup?
A screenshot would be ideal!
@clay Actually I did have also the similar problem. A large multi-site import does not work. My database dump is around 700MB. I tried everything. The only way around was to create an empty multi site in Local, and then manually importing the database with Sequel Pro.
Having a look at the logs shows that MySQL fails with a large database dump. Maybe running out of RAM internally in the docker container.
The large site export however is working fine in Local.
Local by Flywheel 2.1.2
Mac OS X 10.11.6
Now upgraded Local to 2.2.2. But did not have the “chance” to test that.
Hi Clay thanks for the reply, I thought it would be easier if I just record a screen of what’s happening. Here you go https://www.useloom.com/share/63bcaf54363d432a8c3acd49daccdae6
Thanks a lot Maria-Ines
Thanks for the screencast!
Unfortunately, it looks like WP All in One Migration uses a custom compression algorithm that Local does not support at this time.
Your best bet is to use a tool like the following to manually extract the
.wpress file: https://github.com/fifthsegment/Wpress-Extractor
Once you do that, you can re-compress it as a zip and import it into Local as long as it contains at least one
.sql file and the
If you don’t want to go that route, it looks like the other alternative is to purchase a Pro license of All in One Migrator.
In the All-in-one plugin edit the file called constants.php in that file find " max file size " and put a zero at the end of the numbers there this will make the upload size to 5GB
I have done this and it works fine.
hope this helps
Im having an issue mirating my local site to another host. I keep getting the "Unable to open file for writing. File: /app/public/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/storage/ " Im so new to this, so clarity is extremely needed. Thx
I got the same problem today for one of my client website. Then I installed an older version 6.64 of the plugin from another website of mine
[DigitalBrandingCraftship.com](https://www.digitalbrandingcraftship.com/) and it works fine.
It’s simple… download the Basic version of the All-in-One WP Migration Import plugin and install,
It increases your upload limit to about 512TB.
define( ‘AI1WM_MAX_FILE_SIZE’, 536870912 );