- 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
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 :)
But for K2, the migration forgot many elements: component not installed (just the tables are transferred and not completely), categories parameters reset to default values, no media migrated, ...
Same for akeeba backup.
Most of the migration has to be done manually.
Maybe it went off to play chess?
Mind you, I'm also disappointed with the Joomla team that there is no easy migration between major version.
I know this isnt a paid extension but they should still offer some answers to problems with it imho.
Also, their forums are super buggy, cant hardly even pull up a page on their website because it just hangs forever half the time and i have to start over again. Not a good sign in a software development company.
One of the worst companies i have worked with in 6 years of Joomla! development.
Off to try another extension and hopefully it will work out better.
#1 - must register for component and they send your password in text form in the email back to you - not good security
#2 - seems I would have been better off installing 2.5 manually and just copy/pasting the articles over - and Re-designing my whole site - since none of the components or modules were migrated over - also had articles a jumbled mess where it was migrating the HTML
too many problems to recommend - funny how these posts are either 1 star or 5 stars -
FYI - my site was big - had it for about 2 years - so lots of stuff - if that might be a common factor here
also I found the forums not helpful at all
in the mean time I'll keep looking for a decent migratory tool - for now ... its me :(
In fact I met nearly every issue mentioned in the jUpgrade forum, see http://redcomponent.com/forum/92-jupgrade, but thanks to the answers provided in the forum, I have been able to overcome them all.
A "jUpgrade for Dummies" guide would be very useful. But I guess volunteers are needed here :-)
Thank you very much for this very helpful extension. It is very, very useful. It is clear that many people are frustrated by the amount of work needed during migration, -it took me 3 evenings, ie about 10 hours, to complete migration- but I guess this cannot be avoided if you have a customized web site.
The most important item that helped me was to remove everything specific (specific modules or plugins) that I use on top of Joomla 1.5 before migrating. I have re-installed them afterwards.
1) When you change the "parameters", there is a bug in that they don't save properly - for example, i changed the table prefix and directory path. I ran the upgrade and it used the "old" settings. I closed out, ran it again and it used the "new" settings so there is a problem with the parameters settings.
2) Most importantly, what JUpgrade does not warn you about is that it puts all the "new tables" into the existing database. I wish it had warned me of that - now my legacy database is muddled with a bunch of new tables and I had to restore my site/db.
3) And of course the final piece - it simply did not work. None of the articles, sections, categories, etc came over. It pretty much failed all the way around yet gave no errors or other warnings.
This is an unreliable/buggy extension to say the least.
And the site I attempted to use this on was VERY vanilla. Not a single 3rd party extension - was literally just a plain 1.5 site with articles.