I have been working and testing and solved one of the problems.
Logo and base colours
To export/import the logo, base colours from Pi.production to Pi.backup I used the export from created and modified pages. then select none and then find the “Themes for Flamingo” folder and select the three subfolders including Marina (which is what the site is)
After I exported Theme for Flamingo to Pi.backup the logo was updates to be the same as Pi.production and also the base colours, typography, tables etc. So this WORKS as expected.
I have been unable to find the source (I have searched www and xwiki site) for the description of the various fields in Themes for Flamingo. For example @navbar-default-bg or @xwiki-page-content-bg. Can you post a link please?
Export / Import of Global Administration
On Pi.production I exported using ‘created and modified pages’, select none and then locate Global Administration inside the Xwiki folder. Select none again and then selected only Global Administration’. Created the .xar with one folder.
Then started the import into the Pi.backup and discovered, to my surprise, that there is one and only one folder in the import display and that is XwikiPreferences
Is this correct export Global Administration converts to XwikiPreferences on an import? Bug? I was expecting to see multiple pages for each of the Global Administration tabs/subjects.??
Export/Import of Pi.production to Pi.backup
The purpose of the export/import was to backup Pi.production to Pi.backup using the export/import feature. After the import completed on Pi.backup I opened both Pi.production and Pi.backup side by side, Global Administration on both computes in order to compare Pi.production values to Pi.backup values. Most of the time the pages agreed. Some, perhaps, because I never changed the setting and so it default to default. Here is a list of the Global Administration: xxxxxx that matched (which is good and expected):
Panels, Groups, Users, Rights, User Profile, User Directory, Syntaxes, Edit Mode, WYSIWYG Editor, Syntax Highlighting, Name Strategies, Advanced, Search, Search Suggest, Descriptor, Creation Right, CAPTCHA and Descriptor.
The following, however, there were differences and that is a concern (except in obvious cases).
Global Administration : Home / Other >>> Task Manager, Forums and Blog appear on Pi.production but not on Pi.backup. Task Manager (not Forum or Blog) run on the Pi.backup – why are Forums and blog not on Pi.Backup— why not exported. [[I can not remember installing Task Manager on Pi.production but I may have.
Application Panel: there are 12 on Pi.production and only 10 on Pi.backup. Blog and Forums are on Pi.production but not on Pi.backup.
Navigation Panel: there are 25 items on Pi.production and 30 items on Pi.backup. 5 more on Pi.production. They should be identical??
Authentication: Pi.production Enabled; Pi.backup Disabled. Why?
Mail Sending: Pi.production boxes completed. Pi.backup all boxes blank. Why? (I can understand why, but there is no warning anywhere that these two are not identical)
Mail Sending Status: entirely different
Office Server: Pi.production server.port and other data. Pi.backup is all blank. (I note that this data are configured on the server, in xwiki.properties ) and hence it make sense it is not exported
Invitation: Pi.production SMTP has a host name but not Pi.production stays as localhost.
Notifications: Pi.production has Blog as an application. Pi.production does not have Blog (which makes sense because it is not installed).
I know that Forums, Blog and Task Manager are applications. Are applications not exported? If not, then every time there is a backup, Forums, Blog and Task Manager must be installed on Pi.backup using application manager??
On Pi.production Blog is located in main or home directory
On Pi.production Forums is located in main or home directory
On Pi.production Task Manager is located in main or home directory
On Pi.backup Task Manager in Main and Forums and Blog do not exist even though they are on the export list.!
Why would the pages / content of main or home directory not be exported?
On the start of an export on Pi.production using created and modified pages I can see Task Manager, Blog and ForumCode and Forums and so would it not be reasonable to assume they are being exported?
Where can I find the documentation that details what is exported (Forums and Blog
Thanks very much