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Need for a step by step migration process.
« on: August 27, 2016, 08:01:52 AM »
I know that you can backup AbanteCart, install a newer version and restore the cart... but it isn't complete. Can a person who has done this, move and restore a complete system so that the new installation is exactly the same as the old write a step by step guide. I think that just the bullet points will work.

Everything I've found seems to end with ... then a miracle occurs, and then you're done.

Sadly, steps are missing and a miracle doesn't occur.

Help please. It's the missing link in this really excellent software.


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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 11:36:38 AM »
I wouldn't but the processes detailed in the links only partially work.

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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 06:15:38 AM »
hi.
1.you can export whole database into sql-file via phpmyadmin and import it on another host the same way.
2. move public_html directory to another host.
3. check system/config.php.
4. remove all subdirectories of system/cache folder
5. enjoy.
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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 08:27:40 AM »
I could not do that as my current version is out of date and won't update. I've made a number of different attempts to update it using different methods. Some give error messages, that were forwarded to AbanteCart. Some have trashed the website but I have complete backups.

I've managed to install 1.2.8 and imported the backup but found a very odd looking site. I then found that the template I was using was NOT transferred. When I manually copied it to the template folder and selected it, it appears to be a lot closer to done.

One new problem that you may be able to help with? Even though I imported without demo products, 1.2.8 does assign cosmetic product images on the home page and I think, elsewhere. I've unattached this images, (4.jpg being the worst offender) and then attempted to delete. They don't.

Any ideas, when even a manual delete via ftp doesn't work?

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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2016, 08:20:47 AM »
Hi

Can you supply your site URL? I can try and help as I have migrated many time's and reimported the site and DB without any issues.

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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 08:27:18 AM »
It's not the website that's the problem, it's the migration. I even installed a new 1.2.5 and restored the backup. When I did an upgrade to 1.2.6 it worked. When I immediately tried to update to 1.2.7 it crashed.

I'll have to rebuild from scratch, as although people claim that the upgrades work, my results are different.

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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 05:22:50 PM »
Hi

Please see my last post in this thread. If all else fails, I can happily assist over Teamviewer.

http://forum.abantecart.com/index.php/topic,4901.0.html




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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 04:43:52 PM »
I asked the owner. He does not want anyone poking around our site.

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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2016, 12:18:10 PM »
No problem. I can understand that.

I would recommend you set up a dev/test site so you can test migrations from version 1.2.x to 1.2.x before attempting on the LIVE site.

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Re: Need for a step by step migration process.
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 04:28:14 PM »
That's what I've been doing since I had to restore the live site with a file backup.

 

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