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How many hours it takes to Upgrade from 1.6.2 to 1.7.0.2
 
royreeb
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Hi,
I just a simple question, how many hours does an upgrade takes from 1.6.2 to the latest 1.7.0.2 ?
Are there already some bugs/hick ups notified in this new version?

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Subrata Bauri
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If your database is not modified by any extension, then it will not take much time. Around 4 to 6 hours will be enough

 
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MagenX
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lol 4-6 hours, you are probably kidding…

it takes 5-20 minutes, depends on your server resources

latest upgrade from 1.4 to 1.7 with 12Gb database took about 15 minutes.
but server has SSD and enough ram

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Unfortunately both responses are rather misleading, it is the end-to-end time having the store fully functional tthat matters. It can take from minutes to weeks, even months. It depends on your version, how many extensions, custom code, what functionality of Magento you are using, your theme, your hosting, how many products, how many stores.

As you are upgrading from a recent version probably not too long, likely days, however something invariably breaks so you should do this on a test server. The technical upgrade is normally quick in minutes to hours depending on hosting, it is the business side of getting the store running that is the problem. You need to perform a full regression test of all possible scenarios, if anything is found you need to fix it, then a partial regression test to make sure that it works and you did not break anything else.

If you are trying to add extra functionality at the same time or add a new theme, then double the time, not the recommended approach. Simple really.

 
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The upgrade of the core Magento install (files, database upgrade scripts) should not take more than 15-30 minutes, depending on your server setup. Additional time may be needed to make themes, extensions, custom code etc. compatible with the new version, but this is largely manual labour. Not too many breaking changes between 1.6.2 and 1.7.0.2 I think, so unless you have a lot of custom code the upgrade should be fairly straight-forward. Just make sure you set your server timeouts high enough to allow the database upgrade scripts to complete. Most problems people encounter with upgrades are because the upgrade script is aborted, leaving the database unstable.

 
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Some good responses here, I just wanted to chime in here and point out that you should run a test upgrade on another server of the same spec. That will give you a benchmark of how long it will take.

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Brent W Peterson
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I am with Brendan,you will want to run a number of test upgrades before doing anything and your upgrade will be dependent on the amount of orders you have as well as how many customers.

You will also want to clear you log tables before doing your upgrade.

 
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Brent W Peterson - 17 August 2013 01:48 PM

I am with Brendan,you will want to run a number of test upgrades before doing anything and your upgrade will be dependent on the amount of orders you have as well as how many customers.

You will also want to clear you log tables before doing your upgrade.

Correct!

 
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