So after a couple of years of not being happy on my host and wanting to shut down the current domain I blog from (http://camplesegroup.com), I am working to make the leap. The plan is to move this blog to another domain I have on a different host, colecamplese.com. I toyed with switching platforms to MT, but at the end of the day I think WP is the better choice for my personal needs. I am however having a hell of a time making progress on moving forward.
Here are the dilemmas ... any help/advice/guidance would be greatly appreciated:
- My database is huge! Doing a raw SQL dump works every now and then, but the new host will not allow the DB that size ... and to tell you the truth, I'd like to start over. When I go through the tables there is so much stuff in there that I am guessing causes some of my site's performance issues. I'd prefer not to do the standard database export and inset on the other end.
- The way I'd really like to do this is via the built in XML export. I like the idea of only dealing with the posts, comments, and assets in that way. I am able to sort of make that work, but not quite. When I do an export, I do not get all of my posts. It stops giving them to me from sometime back in August. It is driving me crazy -- I have posted a couple of times to the WP forums at wordpress.org, but I haven't gotten any help there. Does anyone know what the story is with the XML export and why it might be doing this? Anyone at all have any advice for me?