Migration to new environment

We are in the process of migrating a confluence site to a new environment.

The new environment has different usernames as it is sourced from a different LDAP server. What is the best way to preserve ownership of content. We'll most likely be using site backups or space backups. Site backup xml is just around 1.5GB. 

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Mikael Sandberg Community Champion Apr 04, 2017

We are in sort of the same situation, we are migrating to a new LDAP server and changing user names at the same time. After discussing this with Atlassian support the only way of preserving the ownership is to either do the renaming of user names in the existing LDAP, or migrate the user names over to the new LDAP server and then do the renaming there. 

Been experimenting on renaming the userids in the entities.xml file itself before importing. I'm able to import the file and users are able to view their content using the new ids, however, i'm also wondering if there's more to it than renaming in the entities.xml file

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