Exporting a Site to a lower hotfix version

Vic Alfred Inting asked on November 25, 2014 09:55

Hey Guys,

I updated my "dev" site environment to the latest hotfix, assuming I'll deploy the entire site onto an existing environment. Now, I need to import my site to a Kentico instance with a lower hotfix version.

Is it possible to export a Kentico site to a specific (hotfix) version? Or more importantly, to a lower hotfix version.


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Martin Danko answered on November 25, 2014 12:52

Hello Vic,

Regrettably not, this is not a supported scenario by default. You should apply the same hotfix to your website.

But yes, it's possible to modify the export package manually, inside the zip file is located folder Data and there is the file cms_info.xml.export which could be modified manually, the following node stores the information about version number from which the package was exported and based on it's value is the version checked during the import:

  <Value>7.0.5354.21110 </Value>

But let me say once again that this is not a recommended way.

Best regards, Martin

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Vic Alfred Inting answered on November 25, 2014 15:00

Appreciate the reply Martin!

I've tried that in the past and it broke the import, unfortunately.

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Brenden Kehren answered on November 26, 2014 06:44

I've found there are several places within the xml files you'd need to update this. I do it quite often for webparts. It's not desired but it works, if you're careful.

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