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upgrade to 1.8.0 instruction confusing steps
 
wmike
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I’m trying to upgrade from 1.7.0.2 to 1.8.0 and I follow the instruction:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ee11302-ce18-install-upgrade#upgrade-ce18

Here in the Upgrade Roadmap for CE 1.8
pt 1 says “Create a parallel development or testing system, identical to your current production system.”
Does it mean I should have here copy of my 1.7.0.2 ?

Then in pt 3 says
e. In a web browser, go to your development system base URL.
and then
f. Wait for upgrade scripts to run.

???
It looks like I should already have some 1.8.0 script there.
Where is the step when I upgrade to 1.8.0 ?

Can someone explain steps here more clearly?

 
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qbonte
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Hello,

Sorry for my english. I upgraded my 1.6 with success.

wmike - 27 September 2013 04:44 AM

Does it mean I should have here copy of my 1.7.0.2 ?

- Download 1.8
- copy database of production
- copy production media directory, extensions, themes, and other customizations to the development system (where files of 1.8 are extracted)
- copy local.xml

wmike - 27 September 2013 04:44 AM

Then in pt 3 says
e. In a web browser, go to your development system base URL.
and then
f. Wait for upgrade scripts to run.

Just go to your development system base URL (homepage) and it’s done.

 
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Sindre|ProperHost
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Here is my take on the upgrade process.

First of all, you should not create a copy of your 1.7 installation. Extract the 1.8 installation package to a development server (or more likely a different folder/subdomain, but I will use “development server” for the sake of this explanation). Then copy the following folders and files from your 1.7 installation to the 1.8 installation:

./media
./app/design/frontend/[your-theme]/[your-theme]
./skin/frontend/[your-theme]/[your-theme]
./app/code/local
./app/code/community
./app/etc/modules
./app/etc/local.xml

This will copy the media files (product images, etc.), custom theme, and any custom code and community extensions to the development server.

Now, on the development server create a new database. Create a database dump from your current 1.7 database and import it to the new, empty database. I recommend using SSH for this, but a tool such as phpMyAdmin may work as well. Then update the base url in the development database, and edit the app/etc/local.xml on your development server to point to the newly created database.

Now go the the url of your 1.8 development installation in a web browser to start the upgrade scripts.

Important notice: this may take a long time, and you should ensure the timeouts on your server is set high enough to allow the scripts to run to completion. If the scripts are aborted, you will end up with a corrupted install and have to start over.

Finally, depending on the complexity of your custom theme and local customizations, you might receive errors during the upgrade. This is normal. Check the error details in ./var/log/..  and fix the problems before you continue. If your template is not compatible with Magento 1.8 you may want to first enable the default theme, then do the upgrade, and fix the template issues afterwards. If that does not help, try disabling all community extensions.

I hope this helps.

 
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Afroz Alam
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I think here is a good help
http://www.ecomnweb.com/2013/10/upgrade-magento-1-7-to-1-8.html/

 
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nicolehuang
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Hi Sindre,

I did the process what you said,
1. coping version 1.8 to test server
2. creating a new db and import data to it
3. recovering some folders which you mentioned
4. changing base url, such as http://test.mydomain.com.tw

in the browser, I type http://test.mydomain.com.tw, nothing happened, it shows the original web page.
Do I miss something?

Thank you very much~

 
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nicolehuang - 11 October 2013 12:55 AM

Hi Sindre,

I did the process what you said,
1. coping version 1.8 to test server
2. creating a new db and import data to it
3. recovering some folders which you mentioned
4. changing base url, such as http://test.mydomain.com.tw

in the browser, I type http://test.mydomain.com.tw, nothing happened, it shows the original web page.
Do I miss something?

Thank you very much~

Did you actually point the domain test.mydomain.com.tw to your test server? When you type http://test.mydomain.com.tw into the browser, doe s it redirect to the original domain or show the original site at the test domain?

 
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nicolehuang
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Hi, Sindre

Thank you for your replying.

I thought it must run some installation script while finishing steps but nothing happened.
The message, “Magento ver. 1.8.0.0” shows below in admin panel, I think it works.  smile

 
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aaronwallace09
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Checkout this upgrade process-
http://www.softprodigy.com/blog/how-to-upgrade-from-magento-ce-1-7-to-1-8/

 
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