- 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
The installation process gets stuck in the middle, with not a single error.
But, after uploading manually the files to the server, the installation claims to have "upgraded" also all the "k2" stuff and akeeba component. Nice, isn't it?
Well. This is the result:
-k2 component just disappears from the backend (can't be managed)
-akeeba component just disappears from the backend (cant't be managed)
-although k2 items still exist, they can't be displayed on the site (no matter what you do with user permissions, menu links and so on).
Result: the site doesn't exist anymore.
The only good point with this extension is that, as it creates a separate directory for the new installation (/jupgrade), it's quite easy to send an FTP command to delete it.
After this, I'm going to try the manual installation process. But I will keep wondering why joomla recommends this component, given that almost 50% of users have given a a negative feedback.
I do not like the fact that I have NOTHING in my administrator section of the website...with no errors reported from jupgrade. My frontend of the site appears to be migrated, however logging in to the backend of the website reveals there is nothing there! Just a header stating ADMINISTRATOR, but no navigation menus, no admin modules or components, nothing. So that pretty much renders this component useless for me.
I went with another commercial migration component and it worked well, but it did not migrate kunena which I will now have to figure out how to do. So free migration one sort of worked, paid migration component worked better...but no complete migration solution yet.
The issues I initially encountered were due to not having the right version of everything setup first. First make sure you have the latest version of Joomla 1.5, which in my case, was a two-step update. Confirm the PHP parameters and version (mine was .1 below spec). Have the latest and greatest JUpgrade to work with. Finally, make sure you back up your site incase something goes awry, otherwise create a staging server.
Once I had all this done, smooth as glass.
works as advertised. wonderful.
It should be instantly available for download, not be forced to go to some outsiders site, and then be forced to register to download it.
I accept that for non-core items, but not for jupgrade.
After a long delay at receiving my validation code to log in to the site, I was able to download jupgrade. It did perform the upgrade to 1.7 very well for me, so no problems on that part.
They want your name and address to download.
I entered the info and then you have to wait for an email to complete registration. The regisration email did not arrive and I waited a while. So it's really awful service and you can't download it.
An okay system lacks flexibility
Anyways, thanks a lot, you saved me a lot of painful hours of work!
Works every time I use it (with Firefox) and there has never been any issues with the upgrades at all.
I set-up a second copy of the site (using akeeba) and upgrade that second site. I then have a fresh install of 1.7 and then import the data from the upgraded site to the new 1.7 install. Very easy to do.
Thanks for this component.
Thanks in advance