Good afternoon, everybody!
I am in a kinda dumb situation of having to make something impossible work. 😀
I am the admin in a small firm. My boss made me "maintain" a very old Linux distribution on our main server. The reason was to stay compatible (in theory) with a propriety software that has no business on a server anyway. This server has no contact to the outside world and is only used internally, mainly as a filesserver and a few other things, including an Apache and our wiki. The wiki is used extensively and I have personally written hundreds of pages of the last couple of years. Several plugins have been installed over the years to make life easier on us.
A while back, the old server died - busted motherboard. We bought a new one and I was very pleased, that we could not get the old Linux Distro to run on the newer hardware. So now it is running a current OpenSuse Leap.
I have been trying to quite a while now to get the old Wiki to run on the new system and to possibly update it. But I just could not get it to work. While the old wiki did kinda work, lots of the pages were mangled due to plugin issues. I installed an update on foot (the auto-updater wouldn't work either) and that just broke the whole system. Now I can't get any page to display at all. Before you make fun of me: There are backups. 😛
To get the wiki up and running again and basically clean up the whole installation, I have set up a new directory with a fresh install. Somehow, I would like to get the contents of the old wiki across to the new installation - without having to do it all on foot. Is there a way to do this?
I am aware that many paged will not be displayed correctly due to missing plugins, but I don't mind installing these on foot, because there are less than a dozen required to make the pages work again.
Can this be done?
Thanks for reading!