- This extension requires registration to download.
- Joomla 1.6 is not an upgrade to Joomla 1.5 - it is a MIGRATION. Please check the information on docs.joomla.org prior to starting the process.
of Joomla 2.5, decompress it and install it. After that, it should
migrate all of the data from old Joomla 1.5 to the new Joomla 2.5
The steps to test it
1) Install the component in your Joomla 1.5 site.
2) Run the upgrade
* PHP 5.x
* Curl module of PHP enabled
* Joomla 1.5
* Enable System - Mootools Upgrade plugin that is included in Joomla 1.5.19 and greater.
A new tracker is created for jUpgrade and Joomla 2.5 migrations bugs. You can access (and use it) here:
If you have problems with migrations please go to Settings and set "Debug" = ON.
The way to test it:
1) remove ROOT/tmp/joomla25.zip and ROOT/tmp/size.tmp
2) remove ROOT/jupgrade directory
3) delete all j17_ tables (except j16_jupgrade_categories and j16_jupgrade_menus)
4) REMOVE OLD jUpgrade installation and install the version 2.5
5) Set "Skip download" to 'No'
6) F5 to reload the browser
7) Run upgrade
As for support forget about that there is none or at minimum VERY VERY VERY little of it. Had problems many others have had and there was no answer to those questions asked for the same problem over and over.
For being an extension that is still being updated they can at least provide better support. Especially, when there is such a large number of users for this extension.
Oh did I forget that there is bugs (not security issues that I seen just bugs) in this current version of the extension too. It gets old when you have to save the parameters then leave to another component and come back to jUpgrade just to get your parameters that you saved to work.
Just my 2 cents on this extension, maybe it will work for you. Maybe just maybe those that run their forums will actually start answering questions of the same problems.
The problems that come in are far to great for this to be a viable method of upgrading. The component will install into a subdirectory, and use the same DB as your original install (doesnt overwrite anything) which is great.
It just seems to be far from complete. I watched as it migrated my components, modules, content, etc only to find that it would not be present once it was finished. I had to install the new K2, which is fine, and once I did, all of my articles showed back up. Only problem is, NONE of the access levels transfer, so you have to manually open and close each menu item, article, category, k2 it, k2 category, etc in order to get the items to publish again. If you don't do this, you'll get hit with 403/404 errors anytime you attempt to access content. It does not migrate any of the component settings that you had, so all categories and items that inherit parent properties will have to be set again. Not a big deal, but if you're going to tell me you're importing my components, make sure they're actually migrating.
I was very, very excited about this component, only to be let down completely. I could have completely migrated to a new 2.5 install by just copying over my articles and manually installing components.
This component has quite a bit of potential, but is no where near ready to be considered the official migration solution, which it seems to be marketed as pretty much anytime you search google for migration options from 1.5 to 2.5
If you are looking for a quick migration solution, and especially if you're not familiar with phpmyadmin (for some issues) do not bother trying this component, as you will end up frustrated that you're site isnt working.
Your best bet is to perform a clean install, migrate your articles yourself and reinstall your components. It may seem overwhelming, but you'll end up doing the exact same thing if you use jUpgrade.
I would like to note though, had I not had ANY third party components installed, and was using j1.5 with only it's native functions, I believe jUpgrade would have worked perfectly.
I will go the manual process now ...
I encounter problem, the support comes with a solution and still it doesnt work. And they keep encouraging for the solution when it doesnt work.
After a few practices it worked fine and I was comfortable migrating my live site.
Worked a treat.
My only issue was that some of the content id's changed during the migration but its no big deal really, better than copying and pasting from A to B
Totally unusable component!
It does a very good job of migrating content and the like, HOWEVER, when it comes to migrating users...that feature is completely omitted. Now, I don't know about you, but when you have a social network site with 32800+ users like I do, it's really ALL ABOUT THE USERS.
I migrated my site content, then found that I couldn't login to the site because the user table was empty on the migrated site and no users had been migrated. I have in excess of 1 Million Kunena forum posts and 32800+ users...if you're looking to migrate users then this is not the tool for you, it's a basic migration tool...I'm going to have a look at SP Upgrade as that one seems to be more up to the task. How the Joomla team could "endorse" this migration tool as the official migration tool is beyond me...if it can't migrate users, then really...what's the point?
I think it is much easier than with Joomla 1.5 migrate manually.
jupgrade excellent components, I advise everyone to try it.
Not a single problem. Everything went very well. Definitely will have to put in a bit of effort to make site look as it was, but cannot expect a major migration to be done in an hour.
HOpe those that had issues managed to resolve them :)