[rt-users] Migrating certain tickets from one RT instance to another

Emmanuel Lacour elacour at easter-eggs.com
Sun Jun 16 01:48:03 EDT 2013

On 15/06/2013 21:27, Nathan Cutler wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I'm about to embark on an RT migration from an existing instance
> (running 4.0.13) to a new one (also 4.0.13). My use case is somewhat
> specific in that:
> 1. the RT user ID values are different between the two instances
> 2. I only need to migrate open tickets (<50) so some manual work is OK
> So far I'm thinking along these lines: make a user ID mapping table
> (old -> new). Do the same for the queues. Export the open tickets as
> SQL. Apply the mapping to the resulting text file (simple
> search-and-replace). Apply the SQL to the new instance.
> The only idea I have come up with (so far) to generate the SQL for a
> particular ticket is Shredder. It seems like it might work, but before
> I try it (on a copy of the database, of course), I thought I'd ask
> here: Is this a reasonable course of action? Is there a better way to
> achieve the same end?

Hi, I posted a script on this list that may help you:


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