I’m currently using Trilium for a bunch of stuff and Obsidian looks like it has some features I’ve been missing a while so I’m thinking of moving over. What I’m looking for is a way to do the migration painless. Exporting a high level folder (and the children of that folder, et.c.) as markdown and opening in Obsidian comes a long way, but there are some problems however that seem to require a lot of manual work:
- I quite often write summaries in the “folder notes” which is not a thing (by default) in Obsidian
- The math formatting is different when exporting Trilium to markdown yielding a mix of \( and \[
- I use the canvas note type a bit in Trilium
- I know there is a plugin for “folder notes”, but this does not work automatically, so I need to copy and create the folder notes manually after import which will be quite some work for a database 2+ years in the making. This is also annoying since every link to a folder note in Trilium is broken when importing into Obsidian so every link will have to be redone to the newly created folder note in Obsidian.
- There is a search and replace function in Obsidian (and a global search and replace plugin) but these does not seem to work with replacing the \( and \[ with $ and $$. (At least hasn’t in my testing thus far.) I could do this via the terminal and things like sed but this will probably require a lot of manual corrections.
- The canvas can be copy pasted from Trilium to Obsidian since they both use Excalidraw, but is there a way to get this over automatically?
I definitely want to move to obsidian at some point but I would like the transit to be as smooth and quick as possible. Hence I would like to ask if there is anyone else that has migrated from Trilium to Obsidian and has found a way to solve these problems in a nice way. Otherwise I know I just have to bite the bullet and put in the manual work to get everything nicely formatted in Obsidian.
Thanks in advance for you help.