Large Export By Space Application

Last modified by Oana Florea on 2022/02/21 00:04

cogExports one or more spaces to xar or to directory
Developed by

xwiki:XWiki.cjdelisle, Guillaume Fenollar

Active Installs29
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


This application will export all documents in one or more spaces. You can optionally skip the zip compression if you're teetering on the edge of an out of memory error emoticon_wink

The tool is available using the URL http://<server URL>/xwiki/bin/view/Main/largeExportBySpace.
If the export is successfully you will see the following message:


If you're exporting as a file (default) you may want your filename to end with .xar. The output will be put in your server folder eg: /jettyx.x.x/myExport.xar


Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

Release Notes


  • Rewrote the script in XWiki Syntax 2.1
  • Shows a result of exported pages in the return page

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