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1.3.2.4 -> 1.7.0 upgrade process question
 
ellray
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Just looking for some expert advice here.  I am new to Magento (I have done a Zen Cart website from scratch), and I have a client requesting upgrade from 1.3.2.4 to the latest version (on my recommendation).  After spending hours perusing posts about the upgrade path options, it appears to be down to the choice between incremental upgrading (via 1.6 and with themes and extensions discarded) and a fresh installation and dbase migration via cart2cart.

So, some questions:

These caveats on Cart2Cart’s webpage (for Magento-Magento migration) seem like they could matter (especially the last one):
- Customers’ credit card information is not migrated. Though, the information about customers’ billing, shipping addresses will be successfully migrated.
- When the migration process is completed all registered customers will have to use password recovery form on the target shopping cart to use their profiles, due to the fact that various shopping carts use different password encryption algorithm.
- The migration result may be unpredictable in case the attribute set ‘default’ was modified.

Would doing the upgrade path avoid these issues in the upgraded database?

This is my plan for incremental upgrade.  Please comment or advise, including my time estimates):

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1) Investigate current installation (1 hr)

2) Upgrade
2a) Create copy of current installation (2 hr)
- verify that webserver meets minimum Magento requirements
- back up current dbase and website
- copy website to subdirectory on webserver (not “live")
- create copy of live dbase
- tweak config files for subdirectory installation
- configure for upgrade:
- disable theme
- disable extensions

2b) Upgrade to v 1.6 (2 hr)
- perform upgrade
- verify & test data

2c) Upgrade to v1.7 (2 hr)
- perform upgrade
- verify & test data

3) Configure new site (4 hr)
- theme installation & customization
- extension installation
- custom pages (quotes, etc)

4) Go live when satisfied with new installation (1 hr)
- back-up and re-copy live dbase and replace copy on new Magento installation
- move live website aside
- move new installation to live directory (or link)
- enter interim orders into database manually
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Thanks for any feedback!

 
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MagneticOneTeam
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These caveats on Cart2Cart’s webpage (for Magento-Magento migration) seem like they could matter (especially the last one):
- Customers’ credit card information is not migrated. Though, the information about customers’ billing, shipping addresses will be successfully migrated.
- When the migration process is completed all registered customers will have to use password recovery form on the target shopping cart to use their profiles, due to the fact that various shopping carts use different password encryption algorithm.
- The migration result may be unpredictable in case the attribute set ‘default’ was modified.

Thank you for your interest in Cart2Cart. That is right, customers’ credit card information, as well as customers’ passwords will not be migrated due to the specificities of different carts.
However,
As for the last statement, if your database configurations differ from the default ones, you can still perform successful migration. In this case an extra customization service can be applied. Cart2Cart techies will perform all the necessary modifications so that the data is migrated correctly.

Moreover, before all the data is migrated to your store, you can perform free Demo Migration of a limited number of entities. This will let you check how the migration result is gonna look like on your store.

If you have any other questions, please let us know,
Thank you

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pietpl1
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Hello Ellray

I just did the same (nearly). I’m not ready.
1.7.0.2 running, but one error left. Hope get it done tomorrow.

It took me days.

You wrote about Your expactations.
What about Your experience?

Please tell us / me.

Piet

 
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Brent W Peterson
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FYI, you do NOT have to do an incremental upgrade. You can go from 1.3->1.7 in one session (We do this everyday)

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/1_-_installation_and_configuration/manual_upgrade_using_fresh_install_and_original_database

Please read the WIKI on doing upgrades.

 
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