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  • 2017-08-02 -- Exporting through the WordPress panel is not reliable and is broken for large blogs.

    • I use PhpMyAdmin and dump the entire table as an SQL file.
  • 2015-12-10 -- My concerns are no longer valid.

    • It's easy enough to FTP-download the images, and re-upload them to a new place.
    • Exporting and importing the "WordPress eXtended RSS" (WXR) file is trivial.
    • A simple XML file is small enough that there should be no file size concerns.

While there are export and import features in /wp-admin/export.php, I did some thinking and research to learn that there some issues with the functionality.

  1. Importing a large database is non-trivial
  2. There is no file/image backup-and-restore
  3. Changing URLs requires setting changes or database editing

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