We are moving to a Drupal distribution. From all the research we have done, there is no easy path to do Drupal 8 to Drupal 8 migration.

We are looking to copy some content via phpmyadmin.

Data we need to move are:

  • Taxonomy
  • Nodes
  • Comments

Which tables do we need to copy from one database to the new?

We did copy the users successfully.

Now wondering if we can do the content as well.

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    there is no easy path to do D8 to D8 migration. Have you looked at the Migrate API + Migrate Plus module? – Kevin Jun 6 '19 at 17:36

if migration sounds too hard ...

install and config https://www.drupal.org/project/default_content_deploy


"drush default-content-deploy:entity-list"

to see a list then:

"drush default-content-deploy:export taxonomy_term"
"drush default-content-deploy:export node"
"drush default-content-deploy:exportcomment"

copy the exported files to your next site, make sure the nodes taxonomy_terms and comments have same field structure (can do this by exporting / importing config or look at features module)

after that import your content.


again make backups of your "new" database before this though !

extra bonus use version control on the exported content .. that way developers / live sites can share the content easily.

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