I would like to use Content Porter and move Pages from a Dev environment to a Production environment. The pages are for regression testing and we're in the process of restoring our Production DB over our Dev DB, and the developers would like to keep their regression content set.
Until now Schemas and Templates have been developed in the Development environment and tested against a minimal content set, then moved to Acceptance, tested some more, and finally into Production. Development contains about 5% of the content as Production - mostly Folders, Structure Groups, Schemas, and Categories / Keywords.
We have some heavy Pages that use Metadata fields to link to a variety of Components, and these Components link to other Components, etc. And of course we have images and keywords there for good measure.
Life started 1.5 years ago in Dev with Schemas and sample content, but since then the Production content has never been moved back to Dev.
I've attempted many combinations of dependencies on both the export and import, minimal and everything, on both sides, selecting the Pages as the item to export / import. With the export everything and all dependencies I got 465 dependent items on about 8 pages. Yes, that's true.
When importing I either get 4 pages of failures on import all, or I get a partial update of 4 items, all of which are Structure Groups.
Maybe I am missing a magic combination of export filters and import filters? Usually I start with Schemas, then Components, then Keywords, and then Pages. I've tried a bit of this, but without the knowledge of how the content is built up, I'm a bit in the dark with which items are underneath these pages.
I was able to do an export / import of some other less heavy pages.