Sarah, I've gotten response from the forum, but it tends to be just a "tad" lethargic. Amongst other things, there are a number of Twitter accounts that you can follow or follow which might come in handy. I'm sifting through several and am even getting "followed" by others. Fred will be happy to know that you can probably do the same with "Drupal". Daggers.... Anyway, you probably want to grab the content from jos_content, jos_categories and jos_sections. If you don't have users synchronized your content items will probably end up with wrong ownership, so either you let it go knowing this is devel or you need to update this as well. I did a lot of playing with test/devel websites before messing with the users list, jos_users. This can get ugly because there are a number of related tables to users, which if not synchronized, will end up in you being unable to log in as super administrator. This took me a couple days to figure out. I wrote several shell scripts ( #!/bin/sh ) to both backup, dump and restore tables. They are 'somewhat' documented but off-list I can send some your way if you want. Also to note, if you have added Community Builder, it gets a little more complicated, but again, doable. -Bob Sarah Adams wrote: > I'm developing a site in Joomla, with a development copy of the site > running here, and a beta copy of the site running on the client's box. > The client has been plugging their content into Joomla on the beta site, > and now I'd like to get a snapshot of the content from that site to > export to the development site. However I want to leave users as-is. > Another concern is that the development site could get fubared if I > import tables containing module settings or the like (I've had this > happen with Drupal sites). So my question is: which tables would I need > to copy from the beta site to the dev site in order to copy *only* the > content? > > My google-fu has failed me. I tried posting this question on the Joomla > forums to no avail. Anyone else find they have problems getting a > response from the Joomla community? Maybe I'm just asking in the wrong > place or something... > > -- Bob Meetin www.dottedi.biz 303-926-0167 Hook up with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo Pulse and Bebo or catch my blog at www.dottedi.biz/blog.php Standards - you gotta love em - there are so many to choose from!