IMPORTANT: You should not use this procedure to transfer data between different environments that are part of the Continuous Integration scenario. For more information, see Continuous delivery.
If you want to export a ZIP file from an instance that is part of a Network Load Balancing scenario, you must request the node by IP. You should also do this when you import the file.
If you have a multisite instance, you export structures and data per site. Before downloading the ZIP file or before uploading it, select the site where you want to download or upload the file.
To download parts of your website or your entire website, perform the following:
NOTE: For all of the pages, classifications, and modules, including static and dynamic, you can choose to export only their structure, together with its configurations, or you can choose to export both the structure and all of its content items.
IMPORTANT: When selecting to export a module or pages, make sure you include all of its dependent types. For more information, see Dependency of exported items.
RESULT: The .zip file is automatically downloaded to your local file system.
If the size of the created ZIP file exceeds 2GB, you cannot import it in another Sitefinity CMS instance. In this case, you can export the desired structures and content in more than one iterations.
To import parts of another website in your current Sitefinity CMS instance, perform the following:
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