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Migrate several Yahoo groups into one subgroup possible?

Ben Stuyts
 

Hi,

I am going to migrate a couple of Yahoo groups. I know I can migrate them into their own subgroups. But some of them overlap, both in subject and in members, and it would make sense to merge them into a single subgroup. Is that possible?

If not, I could migrate them separately into their own subgroups. But is it then possible to merge two subgroups? I know that I can export data per subgroup, but I don't think I can put that back (including messages etc) into another subgroup.

Thanks,
Ben

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 09:59 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
I am going to migrate a couple of Yahoo groups. I know I can migrate them into their own subgroups. But some of them overlap, both in subject and in members, and it would make sense to merge them into a single subgroup. Is that possible?

If not, I could migrate them separately into their own subgroups.
I believe it is possible, but I don't know of anyone who has done it. 

If you try it, and it doesn't work, no harm done...you can always fall back on Option 2. Please report back on what you find.

But is it then possible to merge two subgroups? I know that I can export data per subgroup, but I don't think I can put that back (including messages etc) into another subgroup.
There are no tools available that would allow you to merge the subgroups afterward; nor can you merge subgroup content into the primary group. 

Regards,
Bruce

Duane
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 08:59 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
But some of them overlap, both in subject and in members, and it would make sense to merge them into a single subgroup. Is that possible?
I believe that's entirely possible.  When doing the paid transfers, do one for each group, but use the same destination subgroup.  To minimize the possibility of problems, I'd only transfer one at a time.  If you're doing it manually, it becomes more tedious and you can't actually import the messages without6 resending each one.

Duane
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Ben Stuyts
 

Duane, Bruce,
 
Thank you both for your quick answers!
 
On 20 Oct 2019, at 16:06, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 08:59 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
But some of them overlap, both in subject and in members, and it would make sense to merge them into a single subgroup. Is that possible?
I believe that's entirely possible.  When doing the paid transfers, do one for each group, but use the same destination subgroup.  To minimize the possibility of problems, I'd only transfer one at a time.  If you're doing it manually, it becomes more tedious and you can't actually import the messages without6 resending each one.
 
I am currently in the waiting line for my first group migration. (Sent out the transfer@groups.io invitation yesterday, nothing back yet. It’s mega busy probably!) Once this groups has been successfully transferred I’ll try the next one with the same destination and see what happens. :)
 
Just to be sure: a group migration does not destroy any existing info in the target (sub)group? There’s a couple of topics already in this particular subgroup here.
 
Thanks,
Ben
 

Bruce Bowman
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:26 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
Just to be sure: a group migration does not destroy any existing info in the target (sub)group? There’s a couple of topics already in this particular subgroup here.
I have never heard anyone report a problem with that. You should be fine.

Regards,
Bruce

Ben Stuyts
 

Thanks Bruce, I’ll go try this out and report back.

Ben

On 20 Oct 2019, at 16:34, Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@...> wrote:

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:26 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
Just to be sure: a group migration does not destroy any existing info in the target (sub)group? There’s a couple of topics already in this particular subgroup here.
I have never heard anyone report a problem with that. You should be fine.

Regards,
Bruce

Duane
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 09:26 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
Just to be sure: a group migration does not destroy any existing info in the target (sub)group?
It's supposed to just add the copied information and I haven't heard of problems with that.  Each imported group will create a bunch of new posts with consecutive numbers, but the original date order will be preserved.  Most folks don't pay much attention to post numbers, but if there are links to any in the original posts, they'll no longer point to the correct post (or even the correct site!).

Duane
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Michael Pavan
 

On Oct 20, 2019, at 10:22 AM, Ben Stuyts <@BenST> wrote:

Duane, Bruce,

Thank you both for your quick answers!

On 20 Oct 2019, at 16:06, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 08:59 AM, Ben Stuyts wrote:
But some of them overlap, both in subject and in members, and it would make sense to merge them into a single subgroup. Is that possible?
I believe that's entirely possible. When doing the paid transfers, do one for each group, but use the same destination subgroup. To minimize the possibility of problems, I'd only transfer one at a time. If you're doing it manually, it becomes more tedious and you can't actually import the messages without6 resending each one.

I am currently in the waiting line for my first group migration. (Sent out the transfer@groups.io invitation yesterday, nothing back yet. It’s mega busy probably!) Once this groups has been successfully transferred I’ll try the next one with the same destination and see what happens. :)
Send out the invitation to <transfer@groups.io> from each of your YahooGroups now.
So you won't have to wait for invitations to be accepted before giving the 'go ahead' to start the transfer each YahooGroups one at a time

Ben Stuyts
 

Hi Michael,

On 20 Oct 2019, at 19:10, Michael Pavan <michaelpavan@...> wrote:


On Oct 20, 2019, at 10:22 AM, Ben Stuyts <groupsio@...> wrote:

I am currently in the waiting line for my first group migration. (Sent out the transfer@groups.io invitation yesterday, nothing back yet. It’s mega busy probably!) Once this groups has been successfully transferred I’ll try the next one with the same destination and see what happens. :)
Send out the invitation to <transfer@groups.io> from each of your YahooGroups now.
So you won't have to wait for invitations to be accepted before giving the 'go ahead' to start the transfer each YahooGroups one at a time

Good point, thanks!

Ben