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Migrating from DasBlog to version 3.3

This weekend I migrated my blog over to version 3.3.

The process

  1. Export your blog from DasBlog using the DasBlogMS tool. This tool use to be publicly available, but that does not appear to be the case anymore. Fortunately I was able to find a copy here, thank-you Shital Shah.
  2. After you have downloaded and installed log in as Admin. Now go to http://[YourDomainName]/admin/#/settings/advanced.
  3. Under tools click on the import button. Select the XML file you created earlier.

After the import
The imported blogs reside in the BlogEngine.NET\App_Data\posts folder. You may not see these files using the solution explorer in visual studio, so open up the folder in File Explorer.
I found that I had to change the Author name for all my imports to "Admin" (i.e. <author>Admin</author>)

The application emails out a newsletter and the mailing list has some fictitious names you need to remove. Open BlogEngine.NET\App_Data\newsletter.xml and remove the unwanted entries.