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How to migrate your Joomla 1.5 system to 3.x

Would you like to upgrade to Joomla 2.5 - or even go straight to Joomla 3.x?

A few months ago, I was still using Joomla 1.5.

After several hack attempts, I was worried that my site would be compromised, or that my extensions would no longer be supported.

So I decided to upgrade to the latest Joomla.

Well, I tried.

I tried out all the different migration extensions. None of them did the job. Either they missed out data, or they lost the arrangement of items, or they used the wrong article IDs.

And none of them saved the data properly to the new Joomla asset table. This meant I had trouble rearranging, deleting and editing items after the migration.

And so I developed Migrate Me.

Here's how it works

I designed Migrate Me to be really easy to use. Watch the video here, and follow these instructions:

Step 1: Install a new Joomla 2.5 (or Joomla 3) environment on your system
Step 2: Install the Migrate Me component
Step 3: Download a copy of your database. You can either use PHPMyAdmin or DataSafe Pro.
Step 4: Open Migrate Me, and find your backup.
Step 5: Select the data to migrate, and click 'Begin Migration'
Step 6 (optional): Install the components you want to keep on your new system. This allows Migrate Me to upgrade the data during migration.
Step 7: Migration is complete! Check the log and admin, and update your template. Job done!

Just look at all the benefits you get:

  • Articles migrated!
  • Categories migrated!
  • Menus migrated!
  • Custom HTML modules migrated!
  • Users migrated!
  • Weblinks migrated!
  • Dedicated Support!
  • Money Back Guarantee!
  • Zero Risk to Live Site
  • Third Party Extension Data Migrated!
  • Full User Guide!
  • Kunena data migrated!
  • K2 data migrated!
  • Other 3rd party data migrated!
  • Asset table built and integrated!
  • Links perfectly maintained!
  • Article IDs maintained!

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What our clients say...

Migrate Me has been used on thousands of systems, and a few people have been kind enough to write reviews. Here is a small selection of reviews we've received on the Joomla Extensions Database. For more (or to write your own review) click here.

"Crazy good!"

Converted all my joomla 1.5 files. Converted my old joomla website with 155 pages in a few minutes. Crazy good! More than spectacular! This extension is a huge time and money saver

Stefan

"Just Do It!"

I used Migrate Me to upgrade over a dozen sites. Only my most complicated sites gave me any trouble, and the developer backed up his code with first-class service. Couldn't recommend another migration component so long as Migrate Me exists. Migrate Me is the BEST. You get what you pay for - a great component with even better support from the developer.

Eric Darling

"Excellent tool makes it really easy to update old versions"

Almost too simple - you sort of expect more steps or problems, not just simply import the old database, start it going and done!

Jeremy Driscoll

"Fantastic tool!"

It may be one of the more expensive extensions for Joomla but it is so well worth the money and remember it is a one-off not a recurring sub

Julius de Kempenaer

"Service and Support is Exemplary"

I bought this over 1 year ago. When I finally migrated, I had some problems with my data file but Barnaby helped me migrate data. Thanks.

David Gough

"THE BEST EXTENSION I HAVE EVER USED & BARNABY IS A REAL STAR"

Awesome - this works - it's as simple as that. When I hit a problem due to corrupted 3rd-party extension IDs, Barnaby was there to fix it. Phenomenal value for money - bought the Gold Package for future upgrades - has saved me weeks of frustration - best money I ever spent. Migrating from my Joomla 2.5.28 website straight to Jooma 3.4. I wish I had known about this extension a few weeks ago. No more loading endless backups after yet another failed attempt! The future is bright, thanks to Barnaby.

Louise

"Awesome. It is easy and it works. And developer is fantastic also."

I used it to upgrade from J1.5 to J3. Have been wanting to do for quite a few years now but seemed to difficult before.Worth every cent. Three years of wanting to upgrade done in a few hours. Just Awesome!

- Marney Macdonald

"Superb developer support"

Ran into a glitch with phoca guestbook migration and the developer went above and beyond to fix it for me. Even afterwards when a non-migration related problem came up, he tried to figure it out simply because it happened after using his plugin. Great!

Mike

"Migrate Me is outstanding!"

Most extensions promise much and deliver little. This extension does exactly what it says, it upgrades your old 1.5 data to Joomla 3. Before I bought I asked a thousand questions and each time the developer replied with no hesitation. This for me is amazing. It is a paid extension, but I tried some others already and they didn't work. The time this has saved me is huge, so I say top value!!

Intellicode

"Best component and support ever !"

Excellent value ! If you need to invest and don't want to go crazy this is a must!

Lili

"The best migration tool around"

I have used other paid-for migration tools and this one is hands down the easiest one to use. Guides you through every possible issue. At first I thought it was a bit pricey. But then I experienced how well it performed and immediately saw the value in this component. Thanks for the great extension!

Adam

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Your comments

April 3rd 2017 - 02:56
Product rating:

Hi,
Can I migrate my Joomla 1.5 shopping cart website to 3.5 with all the extenxion and components? Please reply me asap

Carl

Reply
April 3rd 2017 - 11:17
Reply to Carl

Good morning Carl

Thank you for your email.

MigrateMe can migrate your Joomla 1.5 data, along with all extension data. You will need to install the latest version of each extension in your Joomla 3 environment.

I hope that helps. Please also see the User Guide at https://www.php-web-design.com/migrateme.pdf for more information

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 15th 2017 - 17:49
Product rating:

I have used MigrateMe and was able to move all content over but ran into an issue of the ID's changing for the categories and articles. Also noticing it duplicated some of the categories, have you seen this issue before?

Thanks

Kade

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February 15th 2017 - 17:58
Reply to Kade

Hi there Kade,

Some category IDs are reserved for Joomla use in Joomla 3, so it's not always possible to keep the same IDs unfortunately. Article IDs should stay exactly the same though, as there are no IDs reserved for system use.

The duplicated categories sounds odd too. This might be where there was a section with the same name as the category, could it be that? Sections are converted into parent categories. And where a category has a duplicate alias, the alias is adjusted using the standard Joomla 3 rules to avoid internal naming conflicts. And finally - it could be that the duplicate categories were marked as 'Trashed' in the original system...

Hopefully one of those points to what it was, but if you'd like me to take a look please email me with a login and the dataset for migration and I'll take a look for you

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

November 21st 2016 - 08:21
Product rating:

Hi,

I need to migrate from 1.5.26 to 3.6, should I do it:

* in 2 steps using Migrate Me first and then Migrate Me Plus?
* on 2 different installation, Joomla 3.5 first and then another 3.6 or can I do it on the same?

Franck Lévy

Reply
November 21st 2016 - 08:25
Reply to Franck Lévy

Hi Franck,

Thank you for your question.

To migrate to Joomla 1.5 > 3.6 you will need MigrateMe (only).

You do not need MigrateMe Plus as well. MigrateMe can be used to migrate Joomla 1.5 to any version of Joomla from 2.5 onwards.

And you can do it on a single installation.

I hope that helps!

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

October 17th 2016 - 13:16
Product rating:

If I buy the plugin and I can not do the migration from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3 for K2 and Kunena components, it is expected to support?

Valeria Milani

Reply
October 17th 2016 - 13:18
Reply to Valeria Milani

Hi there,

Yes of course :-)

I offer full support and successful migration is guaranteed

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 3rd 2016 - 16:32
Product rating:

My upgrade went beautifully! Thank you for the great product and documentation.

The only snag I've hit is that now that the upgrade is all done, my log reports that it is unable to remove the mmp_upgrade directory. Can I just delete that directory with FileZilla? Or is there something in there that is still in use?

Thank you!

Bethany

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July 4th 2016 - 00:55
Reply to Bethany

Hi Bethany,

Great! I'm glad it's gone well for you.

If you used the Go Live functionality in MigrateMe Plus, then yes you can safely remove the mmp_upgrade directory using Filezilla if you like. It sounds like your server has some sort of permissions issue so isn't allowing the directory to be removed automatically.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 17th 2016 - 17:12
Product rating:

On your guide it says to try the htaccess fix first (the problem is the maximum import size is too small). Do I have to import the entire migrateme component again?

Andrew

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May 17th 2016 - 17:16
Reply to Andrew

Hi Andrew,

The htaccess fix to increase your import size should take effect right away. Just copy the relevant lines from the sample htaccess file in the MigrateMe package to your current .htaccess file.

If the site becomes unavailable or the fix doesn't work, undo the change and contact your server admins for assistance. They should be able to increase your import size as needed.

There's a second way of uploading your data too though. If you rename the package to insert.sql.gz and copy it with FTP to /administrator/components/com_migrateme/ then MigrateMe will recognise that it's there and give you the option to continue the migration with this data

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

April 6th 2016 - 10:40
Product rating:

Hi

I am migrating joomla 1.5 to latest 3.5

I did a new installation of joomla 3.5 and then installed migrate me plus. I then go to the migratemeplus section under componants and its tells me the "Congratulations! Migration is complete." and doesnt allow me to migrate

Am i doing something wrong?

thanks

Muhammed

Reply
April 6th 2016 - 19:52
Reply to Muhammed

Hi Muhammed

Thank you for your question. To migrate Joomla 1.5, you will need MigrateMe (not Plus).

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

April 7th 2016 - 04:59
Reply to Muhammed

Hi

Do I have to buy the migrate me ext also even if i have the plus?

thanks

Muhammed

April 7th 2016 - 08:59
Reply to Muhammed

Hi again Muhammed,

MigrateMe is a different piece of software to MigrateMe Plus, and they do different tasks. So yes, you need to buy MigrateMe. Do you need the Plus version, or will you be using it on a different system?

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 31st 2016 - 06:48
Product rating:

Does it works for multilanguage sites from 1.5 to 3.4 ?

George Cristian MATEI

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March 31st 2016 - 17:35
Reply to George Cristian MATEI

Hi there George,

Thank you for getting in touch. Yes it does :-)

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 14th 2016 - 07:33
Product rating:

We used the 2.6.5 Version to Migrate 1.5 to 3.4.8

Article ids are kept, but all Categories got new numbers, why?

In your Spec you write that Article and Categories ID are Maintained.

I downloaded the newest today, 2.7.7, but when i start the Component it just hangs with Compatibility check - AJAX verifying rotating forever. 2.6.5 works.

On screen is see this:
--------
Use the uploaded database file?

A database file has already been uploaded. Would you like to migrate this?

No
Yes
Please wait...

Resume your last migration?

An incomplete migration has been detected. Would you like to resume your last migration?

No
Yes
Please wait...
--------

Per Hoffmann Olsen

Reply
March 14th 2016 - 07:36
Reply to Per Hoffmann Olsen

The Chrome Browser reports this Javascript error:

index.php?option=com_migrateme:480
Uncaught ReferenceError: showStep is not defined

Cheers
Per

Per Hoffmann Olsen

March 14th 2016 - 20:34
Reply to Per Hoffmann Olsen

Hi there

Thank you for getting in touch. Unfortunately, now with the newer versions of Joomla, some Category IDs are reserved for use by the Joomla core, so the IDs have to change to avoid conflicts. I am sorry about this - I have updated the description to reflect the change.

With your AJAX continually spinning, the reason is that your javascript files are cached in your browser. The latest version of MigrateMe has changes in the javascript files, but if your browser has cached the old files, the software won't work as it should. To correct this, please reinstall the latest version of MigrateMe, open the MigrateMe admin screen, and then refresh your browser. You can sometimes do this with CTRL + F5, or open Browser > Tools > History and clear your cache.

I hope that helps

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 15th 2016 - 13:29
Reply to Per Hoffmann Olsen

So how do you recommend to do a redirect to the right Category ids?

We have like 400 Categories which needs to be redirected to the new ids once we go online with 3.4

Regards
Per

Per Hoffmann Olsen

March 16th 2016 - 14:14
Reply to Per Hoffmann Olsen

Hi again - sorry for my slow response here. I am working on an update to MigrateMe that will update all category IDs to maintain the originals - and will handle any conflicts with the category IDs reserved for the Joomla core.

I will try to have this to you within 24 hours.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 4th 2016 - 22:14
Product rating:

Does Migrate Me also migrates data from MySQL to other backend database (e.g. SQL Server)?

Thanks!

Cristiano

Reply
January 5th 2016 - 08:42
Reply to Cristiano

Hi Christiano,

If you need to migrate to a new server or a different database, you will first need to create a new database. Then export the original data using PHPMyAdmin, and import to the new database, again using PHPMyAdmin

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 22nd 2015 - 00:34
Product rating:

Pre sales question. Can MigrateMe migrate 1.5.26 to latest 3.4.6 ?

Daniel Melnechuk

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December 22nd 2015 - 00:36
Reply to Daniel Melnechuk

Follow up pre sales question. What about the template that was custom made? I believe it was based off some template.

Daniel Melnechuk

December 22nd 2015 - 10:28
Reply to Daniel Melnechuk

Hi there,

Yes it can (actually it can go all the way to the very latest 3.4.7, released yesterday)

The template will need to be updated to work with Joomla 3. Almost all Joomla 1.5 code is deprecated and will not work with the all-new Joomla 3 framework, so it will need to be methodically updated.

Alternatively, I highly recommend installing a new, purpose-built Joomla 3.5 compatible template. That way you'll get full use of the new responsive, mobile-friendly features in Joomla 3.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 30th 2016 - 08:22
Reply to Daniel Melnechuk

Hi Daniel,

Can MigrateMe migrate 1.5.26 to 3.4.8
and Kunena Forum 2.0.2 on the 15 to 4.0.8 on the 3.4.8 install

thanks
Andrew

Andrew

January 30th 2016 - 11:50
Reply to Daniel Melnechuk

Hi Andrew,

Yes - Migrate Me can migrate 1.5.26 to 3.4.8.

And yes it can migrate Kunena for you. It's best to upgrade your Joomla 1.5 system to Kunena 2.0.4, as this avoids a few issues. Once your Joomla 1.5 system is on Kunena 2.0.4 you can migrate as normal.

The way to do it is simply export your database (using DataSafe Pro preferably, but you can also use PHPMyAdmin). Just ensure that the structure and data are in the export. Then set up Joomla 3 in a subdirectory, and install Migrate Me (and nothing else). Then open Migrate Me and upload the 1.5 database backup and follow the instructions provided, and select all data for migration including the Kunena data.

Finally, install the latest version of Kunena, and it'll automatically recognise and work with your original data.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 4th 2015 - 10:38
Product rating:

my website - krantiyoga.com

website convert link - http://clients.royaldeveloper.in/krantiyoga

design complete change i need same to same krantiyoga.com

Please give me solutions.

Nikhlesh Kunwar

Reply
December 4th 2015 - 10:44
Reply to Nikhlesh Kunwar

Hi Nikhlesh

You will need to use Migrate Me to migrate the data from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.

Then you need to install the latest version of each extension, and also update the template to Joomla 3 compatible. You could also ask your template provider for a suitable upgrade, or select a new Joomla 3 compatible template.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 18th 2015 - 17:18
Product rating:

Joomla 3.x is freshly installed and just installed the migrate me plus extension.
Here's the error I get when I click MigrateMe Plus in the components:

SQL=UPDATE `jom_extensions` SET `params` = '{}' WHERE `element` = 'com_migratemeplus'

Any idea?

Steve

Reply
September 18th 2015 - 18:37
Reply to Steve

Hi there,

Thank you for getting in touch. You will need to install Migrate Me Plus on the original site (usually the Joomla 2.5 administration area). It should then work well as expected.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 18th 2015 - 02:41
Product rating:

I don't pretend to understand joomla etc hence needing a tool to do the job for me!
I am migrating an in house Windows joomla web site from v1.5.26 to 3.4.3 on different hardware, the Datasafe pro runs very quickly on the old 1.5 server and produces a 177kB file (akeeba takes a lot longer and produces a 125MB file!).
When trying to load the Datasafe pro file in migrateme I get a "this is not a joolma 1.5 database" error.
Are there other things I should be moving manually before doing the migrateme?

Brian

Reply
September 18th 2015 - 11:14
Reply to Brian

Hi there Brian,

Thank you for getting in touch.

The DataSafe Pro backup is much smaller than the Akeeba one, since it includes the data only, and doesn't include files and folders.

But it should work perfectly with Joomla 1.5. If it doesn't it might be that there's an invalid character or strange feature in the database. If you can email it to me I'll analyse it manually to see what the issue might be.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 6th 2015 - 05:27
Product rating:

Is the MigrateMe Gold Package transferable to another admin within the same organization after I leave?

Does lifetime support and updates mean life of Joomla 3.x.x or lifetime of Joomla (all future releases for ever)?

Jan C

Reply
August 6th 2015 - 08:25
Reply to Jan C

Hi Jan,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, the Gold package can be transferred to another admin in the same organisation. Please send me an email before you leave and I can do that for you.

Lifetime support means that it'll be supported as long as Migrate Me Plus exists, and as long as it is feasible to use Migrate Me Plus to upgrade Joomla. At the moment, I am planning to support it as far as Joomla 4.5. Beyond that point, nobody yet knows if Joomla will continue to be supported or developed, or what it will look like. As we get closer to Joomla 4.5 and the development path is specified by the Joomla admins, I will know if Migrate Me Plus will be feasibly useable to migrate.

At a minimum the Gold package will allow you many years of downloads and support.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 23rd 2015 - 18:16
Product rating:

I submitted 2 emails and have gotten no response. One, I was asking if Migrate-Me will handle mirgrating tables like in VirtueMart and RegistrationPro. Would like the questions answered.

thanx,
Dennis

Dennis

Reply
July 23rd 2015 - 19:07
Reply to Dennis

Hi Dennis,

Thank you for getting in touch - I sent two emails in reply to yours, one on Jul 21st at 11:41 AM (UK time) and one on July 20th at 8:22 AM.

Please check your spam folder for these emails; if they haven't arrived for some reason please let me know an alternative email address and I'll re-send them right away.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 19th 2015 - 15:14
Reply to Dennis

Found your responses buried in my spam folder. Thanks for your quick response to my concerns.

Dennis

July 16th 2015 - 14:10
Product rating:

Hi Barnaby,

I have a number of sites, on versions 2.5 and 3, I also have one big one that is still on 1.5... I would like to upgrade them all to version 3. Will Migrate Me Plus do the job for them all or do I have to buy Migrate Me AND Migrate Me Plus?

Thanks for any advice you can give me!

Jeanette

Reply
July 16th 2015 - 14:18
Reply to Jeanette

Hi there Jeanette,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Yes that's right, you will need Migrate Me Plus to migrate Joomla 2.5 and 3 to the latest versions, and you'll need Migrate Me to migrate your Joomla 1.5 site.

The reason I had to create two individual migration engines is because there are two different underlying frameworks for the different Joomla versions, so they need to use different migration techniques.

I hope that helps.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 16th 2015 - 10:12
Product rating:

Im thinking of buying your tool but first I have to ask if I can use MigrateMe to migrate a site if I only have the back up and if a new template is already in the new site.

mattrusmattrus@hotmail.com

Reply
July 16th 2015 - 10:16
Reply to mattrusmattrus@hotmail.com

I have 90 articles with the new template/site and about 1000 in the old one.

mattru

July 16th 2015 - 11:47
Reply to mattrusmattrus@hotmail.com

Hi there,

Thank you for getting in touch.

The problem you'll hit is that there will be a data conflict between your template data and the old Joomla 1.5 data.

Migrate Me does allow you to import data without overwriting existing data, but this will mean your old article IDs are lost - and so you will find that your old inbound links might not work.

The best solution is to migrate your data, overwriting all template data. Then, install the template. And finally, change the template data before you install it, by removing the existing IDs from each insert in the data.

Alternatively, you might find it's better to migrate your Joomla 1.5 data, and create a separate system to house your template demo data. Then, you can use the separate system as a guide for setting up your new Joomla 3 system with your 1.5 data.

I hope that helps. All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 1st 2015 - 11:24
Product rating:

Hello,

I just begin my migration from 1.5 to 3.4.

Ok for all steps :
- do the site backup with DataSafe Pro
- uptload it
- launch Megrate Me
- Step 1 for upload in tool
- Step 2 Initialising but no choose database because go back without any error message to the step 1

Could you help me?
Regards
Bernard

Bernard FABRE

Reply
July 1st 2015 - 13:44
Reply to Bernard FABRE

Hi Bernard

Please send me a login and the data for migration and I will check to see what's happening for you.

Thanks and all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 19th 2015 - 02:56
Product rating:

Hi Barnaby!

When I go to configure or to make a backup on my 1.5.26 Joomla site I get the following message:
Fatal error: Call to undefined method Swift_Message::setFilename() in /home/windowso/public_html/plugins/system/datasafe_pro.php on line 264

Any light you could shed on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Elaine

Elaine Manganello

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June 19th 2015 - 07:39
Reply to Elaine Manganello

Hi Elaine,

It looks like your system is unable to send out the backup emails. Please go to DataSafe > Configuration and change 'Send Emails' to 'No'. Then save, and it should continue to work well as normal.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 6th 2015 - 10:30
Product rating:

I previously bought a different product - jUpgradePro. It just didn't work very well. Article IDs weren't retained, menus / categories / modules poorly migrated. To their credit they gave me a refund and I bought Migrate Me. Everything worked as advertised first time. The support is first rate. Very responsive and Barnaby definitely knows his stuff! Thanks for making this a smooth process.

David Stevens

Reply
June 6th 2015 - 11:49
Reply to David Stevens

Thank you Dave!

Barnaby Dixon

May 21st 2015 - 05:29
Product rating:

I have just finished moving 1.5.26 to 3.4.1 and it seems none of my Community Builder data came over. Log shows WARNING! Unable to clone data from jos_comprofiler and all other Community Builder tables.

Randal

Reply
May 21st 2015 - 07:55
Reply to Randal

Good morning Randal

Thank you for getting in touch. It sounds as though something in the Community Builder data isn't quite working as it should.

Please send me the CB data and I will analyse it manually for you to see what is going on.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 18th 2015 - 10:50
Product rating:

Hi there,

fits your component to migrate a Joomla 1.5.26 website with Virtuemart 1.1.6 to Joomla 3.4 and Virtuemart 3.0.6 ??

What are the steps to take, especially related to the migration of Virtuemart?

Besides standard Joomla extensions and Virtuemart there is also a RSMail (RSJoomla) component installed.

Thanks in advance for your reply. If your component fits, with the right steps, I will buy your component.

Best regards

Eddy

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March 18th 2015 - 11:31
Reply to Eddy

Hi Eddy,

Yes, Migrate Me will migrate Joomla 1.5 > 3.4, and this includes all Virtuemart data.

The proceedure for Virtuemart is as follows:

- Set up Joomla 3
- Install Migrate Me
- Follow the instructions to migrate all Joomla 1.5 data
- Install Virtuemart 3.0.6
- Open Virtuemart > Tools > Migration and click Start Migration to complete the migration process
- Copy all original images from their original Joomla 1.5 folder to the new Joomla 3 folder

On some systems, Virtuemart's Start Migration button will throw some errors, since there are some bugs in their code. I have developed a bug-free version of their code ,which will correctly work with any issues you hit, so if you do hit any errors during the Virtuemart > Tools > Start Migration step, just send me an email and I'll send you the VM code revision

There are no issues with migrating any RS Joomla components, so you should be fine there. Just migrate as normal, and then install the latest version of RSMail.

Barnaby Dixon

March 3rd 2015 - 11:48
Product rating:

Hi Barnaby,

I have a short question regarding this product. Due to the limitations provided by our hosting company, we have only one (1) single database.
I have managed to install the new Joomla version (3.4) alongside the old (1.5.26) using the same database but with different table prefixes i.e. jos_ and jos3_. Is it possible to use your tool to migrate the data and content?

Christer Ringblom

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March 3rd 2015 - 11:58
Reply to Christer Ringblom

Hi Christer,

Thank you for your great question. Yes absolutely! Just create a database backup of your original jos_ tables, for example with PHPMyAdmin or with DataSafe Pro. Then migrate the data as normal. It will work exactly as it should, and will migrate all the original jos_ data to the jos3_ tables.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 26th 2015 - 03:45
Product rating:

Quick and probably naive question. Can I use this extension to migrate the live site to localhost so as to make any changes offline?

Thanks

Rudaigh

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February 26th 2015 - 08:58
Reply to Rudaigh

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Migrate Me Plus automatically creates a development area for you, which allows you to make changes and test, right on your live server, but without affecting in any way the live site. It's a development subfolder, so it's completely separate to the main site.

You can use Migrate Me Plus on your localhost if you like though. The way to do it is: first, copy your live site to the localhost, exactly as it is, so you have a working Joomla 2.5 site on your localhost. Then, install Migrate Me Plus and migrate as normal.

Once migration is complete and you have tested the new Joomla 3 system, please click the Go Live button to complete the migration. Then, remove the live site from your live server, and copy the localhost site to the live server.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 23rd 2015 - 14:19
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Hi:
I currently have a Joomla 1.5 site on a server which was hacked so it's turned off. I'm going to move to a hosted service with the latest 3.x Joomla. Would I be able to use your tool with just the files from my old server, or would I need to have it running first?
Thanks,
Bob

Bob

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February 23rd 2015 - 14:21
Reply to Bob

Hi Bob,

Thank you for getting in touch. To use Migrate Me, you'll need a database dump, which you can get through PHPMyAdmin, and also you'll need to copy over the original images to the new system.

So you won't need to get the 1.5 site running again in order to migrate it to Joomla 3. You'll just need the database dump, and images folder.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 23rd 2015 - 08:58
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Hi, are your component work with K2 and Virtuemart?

Bogdan Dimitrov

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February 23rd 2015 - 09:37
Reply to Bogdan Dimitrov

Hi there,

Yes it does.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 16th 2015 - 06:01
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A NFP needs to migrate their 2.5.28 to 3.1

Can you do it for us?

David

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February 16th 2015 - 09:01
Reply to David

Hi David,

I don't run the migrations myself since I don't have time to do them individually, but I do offer full support and guarantee that you'll be able to migrate the original system yourself.

You'll need Migrate Me Plus, available here: https://www.php-web-design.com/Joomla-Components/migrate-me-plus-upgrade-to-joomla-3-in-seconds.html

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 6th 2015 - 12:32
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Hi Barnaby,

Up to now (two migrations), Migrate Me has worked flawlessly, but for my current one it fails with the logfile full of error messages of the form:

Unable to save jos_categories. Another category with the same parent category has the same alias

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or how to address this issue. I hope you can help.

David Austin

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February 6th 2015 - 12:39
Reply to David Austin

Hi David,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Please download and install the latest version of Migrate Me. Then, go to Migrate Me > Configuration and ensure that 'Overwrite content' is set to 'Yes'.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 6th 2015 - 13:48
Reply to David Austin

Thanks for the fast reply - alas I tried that and it didn't help, but then I began to wonder if this site was indeed as up to date as 1.5 and it seems that on inspecting the CHANGELOG that it wasn't. As the server upgraded the PHP recently (why the site was broken), there's no way I can make the upgrade to 1.5 first. Is there a way I can migrate it to Joomla 3 now at all or will I have to start again? Thanks!

David Austin

February 6th 2015 - 13:51
Reply to David Austin

Hi David - is your site still on Joomla 1.0?

If so, please follow the steps outlined here: https://docs.joomla.org/J1.5:Migrating_from_1.0.x_to_1.5_Stable

N.B. you will need a working Joomla 1.0 environment to do this, so you might need to ask your server to roll back your version of PHP temporarily.

Follow steps 1,2 and 3, which will give you a Joomla 1.5 compatible database.

After this, you can use the Joomla 1.5 compatible database to migrate to Joomla 3 with Migrate Me.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 6th 2015 - 14:02
Reply to David Austin

Time flies doesn't it? These sites were made in 2008 it seems, but a lot has happened since then. It looks like they are both 1.0 sites after all. I'll ask the host about rolling back PHP, but maybe this is just an opportunity for my friends to start again? Thank you.

David Austin

January 30th 2015 - 19:54
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Hi there - the latest version of MigrateMe seems to be having problems with my .sql.gz file. It stops at the jos_community_activities table and doesn't list anything beyond that. I don't see any errors in the migrateme log, but it is clearly having issues with some content in that table for some reason. The database was exported using mysqldump with no additional options.

I've previously not had any issues with it using the same database dump format - I went back and used one of my older database dumps that had previously worked and it stopped in the same location, so this must be a new thing. I wouldn't have noticed that the component had been updated were it not for the configuration options changing, but it's apparently a new version of migrateme.

I'm assuming it's hitting a weird character or something when reading the .sql file and not knowing how to handle it (multibyte character perhaps?)

Zevious

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January 31st 2015 - 09:46
Reply to Zevious

Hi There,

Thank you for getting in touch.

I think you're probably right, there is an issue with the export of some kind, and you're probably right again, it's to do with something in the jos_community_activities data.

What I suggest is you create a dump with the jos_communities_activities table not included, and run the migration as normal. Then please send me the jos_communities_activities table and data, and I'll check what's happening there.

Thanks! Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 19th 2015 - 03:50
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THE BEST migrating tool for Joomla and the most IMPRESSIVE support I ever got.
It really worth get it and I would advise it to everyone.
Thank you very much!!

Thanh

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January 19th 2015 - 11:01
Reply to Thanh

Thank you for your great feedback!

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 15th 2015 - 11:45
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MigrateMe is brilliant! It really saved my life and my clients data – all K2 Articles. I had to switch from Joomla 1.5.xx to Joomla 3.3 incl. hundereds of k2 articles with pics.

After a few Problems (wrong database) importing was really really easy. Took just a few minutes, selected the content I needed an voila: finished. All I had to do then was to copy the K2pics/folders via FTP to the new server.
Thats all. Never been easier. Thanx a lot for this component, it saved me hours/days of time.
It's worth every single Penny!!!

Mario

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January 15th 2015 - 12:54
Reply to Mario

Hi Mario,

Thank you for your great feedback! Have a great day!

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 28th 2014 - 15:42
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I'm trying to install Migrate Me in the Extensions --> install/uninstall area of my site, but it's telling me:
Error! Could not find a Joomla! XML setup file in the package.
I know I'm likely just an idiot and half terrified to do this migration, so it's probably a very simple problem. Can you help me determine what that is? I purchased the Migrate Me - silver package. I'm on Joomla 1.5.20 (sadly).
Thanks in advance!

Stacy

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December 28th 2014 - 17:41
Reply to Stacy

Hi there Stacy,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Migrate Me needs to be installed on a Joomla 2.5 or 3 system. You can then migrate the data from the original Joomla 1.5 system.

Please see the included user guide for more information on this part of the process, it's included in the zip package.

All the best,

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 18th 2014 - 08:08
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Hi
I'm about to upgrade Joomla 2.5.27 with MigrateMePlus.
When upgrade completed, 404 error appears K2 categories and items .
(SH404Sef is uninstalled but Unpublished, and uses my own templates)
whats wrong?

Mohamad

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December 18th 2014 - 15:08
Reply to Mohamad

Thanks for getting in touch Mohamad,

Please let me know your registered email address to receive support.

Thanks!

Barnaby Dixon

December 24th 2014 - 04:22
Reply to Mohamad

Extension is registered by my current email address.

Mohamad

December 24th 2014 - 12:01
Reply to Mohamad

Hi Mohamad,

Thank you for getting back to me. Please try reinstalling K2 - it is possible that the original version is not fully compatible with Joomla 3. Also, please ensure that your .htaccess file is enabled in /mmp_upgrade/ (rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess) . If neither of these solutions works, please send me an admin login and I will check what is happening for you.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 24th 2014 - 13:39
Reply to Mohamad

Hi,
K2 have updated to last version [K2 v2.6.9] in first step! (to show my home page correctly)
When htaccess.txt renamed to .htaccess in my xampp server, K2 shows items but there is a 'Strict Standards' warning:
Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in C:\xampp\htdocs\mmp_upgrade\plugins\k2\k2additonalcategories\k2additonalcategories.php on line 49
Where line 46-50 in that file is:
function onK2BeforeSetQuery(&$query)
{

$mainframe = &JFactory::getApplication();
$query_parts=explode('WHERE',$query);

Where is my mistake?

Mohamad

December 24th 2014 - 16:25
Reply to Mohamad

Hi Mohamad,

It's not your mistake - it's the coding in the additional categories plugin. If you update this plugin, it should resolve this problem.

Alternatively, you could change the code yourself. You need to change the line

$mainframe = &JFactory::getApplication();

to

$mainframe = JFactory::getApplication();

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 25th 2014 - 07:12
Reply to Mohamad

Hi

Additional categories is up to date [V 1.0.1]. So I changed the code myself. It's OK.

Thanks for your responses, good luck.

Mohamad

December 8th 2014 - 17:49
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I cannot migrate successfully. I still have the "Unable to download full Joomla upgrade archive. Please check sURL is turned on in your php configuration." error. Disappointing. :(

Tiffany

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December 8th 2014 - 17:52
Reply to Tiffany

Hi Tiffany,

Thanks for getting in touch. I can help with this. Please let me know the PayPal email address you used to purchase for support.

Thanks! Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

November 18th 2014 - 17:27
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Hello!

Can I also update Joomfish translations from an old multilingual page? Will they integrate in the native 3.0 language system?

Juan

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November 18th 2014 - 17:31
Reply to Juan

Hi there Juan,

You can use Migrate Me to migrate your JoomFish data to Joomla 3, but it will not work with the native Joomla language system.

You will need to install FaLang, and use the Fish2Falang plugin. First, migrate the data, and then set up FaLang, and will recognise the JoomFish data, allowing you to use it in Joomla 3.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

November 14th 2014 - 02:24
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Hi Barnaby!

Is it necessary to upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 1.5.26 before migrating?

Greg Hankins

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November 14th 2014 - 09:42
Reply to Greg Hankins

Hi there Greg!

No need - you can migrate directly from any version of Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 or 3.

All the best,

Barnaby Dixon

November 12th 2014 - 10:21
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Hello,

I have purchased your component Migrate me to migrate the database from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.0 and I cannot migrate the content and the categories, everytime I try to migrate this data, I have an unexpected error, with no definition. Can you help me please?

Isabel Darnell

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November 12th 2014 - 12:35
Reply to Isabel Darnell

Hi there Isabel,

Thank you for getting in touch.

My guess is that the content and categories are migrating too slowly for your server, and it is returning a 'no response' error, which can appear as a blank popup, or as a 500 error.

Please go to Migrate Me > Configuration and change the processing speed to 5, and re-run the migration.

This should ensure that the migration works successfully, but if not, please send me an admin login and the data for migration and I will check to see if there's any issue with the system.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

November 17th 2014 - 12:31
Reply to Isabel Darnell

Hello again Barnaby,

Thank you for your answer

I have changed the configuration but I still have the same problem. Can you tell me an email where I can send you the requested information to give you the acces to my administration panel? Thank you very much in advance

Isabel

Isabel Darnell

November 4th 2014 - 15:57
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Hi,

My Joomla is 1.5.
I would like install this com but i have an error message "no XML fond"....

Can you help me please ?

Thanks

tivifel

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November 4th 2014 - 16:29
Reply to tivifel

Hi there,

Please create a new Joomla 2.5 or 3 site. Then, install Migrate Me on the Joomla 2.5 or 3 system, and follow the instructions to migrate your old Joomla 1.5 data.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

November 4th 2014 - 16:30
Reply to tivifel

Also... please note that Migrate Me Plus is used to migrate Joomla 1.6+

To migrate Joomla 1.5 you will need Migrate Me (not Plus)

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

November 3rd 2014 - 14:49
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Hi,

I try to update my website joomla 1.5.26 to joomla 3.3.6.

but when the process is done (with the log file) there is nothing in my administrator in my article section. joomla says "no result"

But in my database, there is data, if i look in my _content table. So I don't understand where is the problem.

Thanks for help!

fred

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November 3rd 2014 - 16:37
Reply to fred

Hi Fred,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Please email me your database backup and I will check to see if there are any issues.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

October 23rd 2014 - 01:21
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Will this product work updating Joomla 1.5.26 ( To 3.x.x and Virtuemart 1.1.4 ( To Virtuemart 2.x)

Also, does it deal with plugins ?

Thanks

Greg

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October 23rd 2014 - 13:52
Reply to Greg

Hi Greg,

Thank you for your question.

Yes it will update Joomla 1.5.26 to Joomla 3.

It will also assist in migrating Virtuemart 1.1.4. Firstly migrate all data, then install Virtuemart 2, and go to Virtuemart > Tools > Migrate to complete the Virtuemart migration.

And finally you will need to install the Joomla 3 versions of each plugin that you use, to ensure that they're completely up to date and compatible with Joomla 3.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

October 15th 2014 - 19:00
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The import is working but it is very very slow in importing the content. Any recommendations on how to speed up the process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Robert Gilbey

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October 15th 2014 - 20:18
Reply to Robert Gilbey

Hi there Robert,

Thank you for your question. What slows down the content is the way Joomla integrates the global assets table with the contents table,which makes complex calculations that get more complex as more content is saved. It does have a long term benefit, in faster content searching and performance enhancements, but if you have a large site it can take a long time.

The only real way to speed it up is to add more server resources to your PHP configuration ,such as memory and Cpu. But if that's impossible,or doesn't have a major effect,please send me your data and I will migrate it for you and send it back to you in Joomla 3 compatible format.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 10th 2014 - 03:16
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I am trying this out on a test server moving from 1.5 to 3.3.

I installed Joomla 3.3 in subdirectory, installed the MigrateMePlus component on 3.3 version and ran it. It opened to:
"Your Joomla version is:3.3.3
Congratulations! Migration is complete."

It did not ask for the backup sql file or anything. No upgrade button is visible.

Also I think I might have the wrong version. I purchased the MigrateMePlus. I have both a 2.5 site and a 1.5 site to upgrade. Which version covers both these versions of Joomla?

Adam

Adam

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September 10th 2014 - 03:28
Reply to Adam

I see now the process is slightly different for MigrateMe and MigrateMePlus.

Is there a version that will do both 1.5 and 2.5?

Adam

September 10th 2014 - 08:49
Reply to Adam

Hi there Adam,

Thank you for getting in touch.

The technology behind Joomla 1.5 is very different to 2.5, which is why it was necessary to have two different migration solutions, which work in a fundamentally different way.

To upgrade Joomla 2.5, please install Migrate Me Plus on your Joomla 2.5 system. This will automatically create a new Joomla 3 environment, and migrate your data, settings, and so forth.

To upgrade Joomla 1.5, you will need Migrate Me. You then need to first set up the 'target' system to receive the Joomla 1.5 data. In this case, you would use your new Joomla 3 environment as you have done - and then install Migrate Me into the Joomla 3 system, and follow the instructions that follow.

I hope that helps!

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 5th 2014 - 14:49
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While trying to run the upgrade I got a warning in the compatibilty check panel that the maximum import size is 128mb.

I missed that warning. Anyway, the result is that my site is not working and I don`t have a clue.

Anyone?

Jan Tjeerd

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September 5th 2014 - 15:14
Reply to Jan Tjeerd

Hi there,

Thank you for getting in touch.

How large is the database that you are migrating?

The migration shouldn't ever 'break' your site - all it does is populate your existing database with the original Joomla 1.5 data.

If you could show me what's going on (perhaps in an email) I'll be happy to work out what's happening for you.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 14th 2014 - 11:41
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Just a short note to say thanks for an excellent product. I don't normally write reviews but this one worked straight out of the box - carefully checking/repairing the database, backing up and duplicating the data.

I did have to check and upgrade each extension specifically, and yes the site did break immediately after upgrade (due to a minor issue in the template index file), but would thoroughly recommend this piece of well engineered software.

Just don't expect any migration to be completely trouble free - there are limits to what any sensible package can achieve.

juggler

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August 10th 2014 - 02:59
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Thank you for the prompt response on another question.

I've been spending hours trying to figure out how and why, but a particular template my client has mandates the jos_ prefix. Since that's the same prefix of the 1.5 database from which to import, every time I import even "just" the jos_content table, it overwrites 100% of what is already in that table.
I don't want to overwrite the existing content. It's part of the default template that the client wants.
So how can I import only the content without overwriting the existing content (articles)?

Thomas

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August 11th 2014 - 17:42
Reply to Thomas

Since I could not wait, I decided to do whatever necessary in order to get both the template and it's default sample data as well as the imported data all into the list of articles. That was not a simple job.
I actually had to reinstall Joomla manually, install MigrateMe and import the 1,200 articles, change the prefix on the template database dump file, then upload that file via PhpMyAdmin in order that all of the articles 'and' the default template data could coincide in the articles.
Of course, I didn't figure that out until after my 10th or 12th attempt to install Joomla and the template...and MigrateMe.
It would seem to me that MigrateMe could be adjusted so that it will "add" to the articles as opposed to importing from Joomla 1.5 and dropping all data in the _content table first. Both the template "and" MigrateMe wanted that control over the content, and both were dropping all data in order to import their own data.
Any thoughts?

Thomas

August 11th 2014 - 20:42
Reply to Thomas

Hi there Thomas,

Thank you for your great comment there - and sorry for my slow response.

It is not technically possible to have both demo data and 'actual' data in the same Joomla system without some major data rewrites. There will be countless conflicts, not least with the article IDs.

The only way that it's possible to do this is to remove all IDs from your demo data, but this will mean that none of the data matches up - the demo articles will be in the wrong categories, the menu items won't link in and so forth.

The best (and recommended) way forward is to set up a secondary system using just the demo data, so you can easily see how it's set up. Then, make changes to your primary system using your 'actual' data, copying the styling and content from the demo system.

The other option, which is sometimes but not always provided by template vendors, is to manually set up your modules and other settings using the template guide.

And a final option is to go to Migrate Me > Configuration and set 'overwrite content' to 'No'. This will migrate your data, but it will automatically remove all IDs to avoid conflicts. Your data will be migrated, but it will usually end up with incorrect categories, article aliases and menu links.

I hope that helps!

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 11th 2014 - 21:13
Reply to Thomas

Hi Barnaby,

In the interest of others I thought it would be nice to provide them with some options in case they have a similar situation.

You pointed out a few options, but I think it depends on how the user has set up their Joomla site before importing the old data.

However, clearly the new templates created for Joomla are FAR too complicated. Personally, I use Artisteer and create my own. Doing that allows me the freedom to create whatever I want, but the template doesn't control the data in the site - only the design. It's possible to click a button to import sample data just for the template - which will NOT overwrite the content.

The template I used for this client was extremely complicated. To "copy" the settings, modules, etc., from a "test" site into the working site would have taken days.

As I'm considering other options now, I realize that if I'd just created Joomla, installed MigrateMe, imported the data, installed the template, that would leave me with everything necessary for the new template to work except the content.
At that point, I could have created the articles and associated them with the appropriate categories, etc. That would have been several hours, but better than days.

In the end, "my" method that I actually used, once I figured it out, was only 20 minutes work.
Part of that was to import the template sql file into a local text database. Then I exported that data making sure to "un-check" the error notification during export. That allows the data to "import" into another database, retains the id's for everything, but won't stop importing because there is an already existing primary key...which is what stops the import in the first place.

I'm just saying that, perhaps, it would be possible to update MigrateMe to allow for import without overwriting current content data.
The reason I continue this discussion is because more and more people are using the complicated templates that are created from companies like TemplateMonster which are "so" complicated that there is no way the average user or developer will be able to install that template "and" use MigrateMe. It can be done, but only if you go through a process as I have outlined.

Thank you for listening. I hope you can come up with a resolve. I'm certain you know more about database and migration techniques than I.

Thomas

August 11th 2014 - 21:36
Reply to Thomas

Interesting - your solution sounds like a good one, although how are you doing with ID conflicts?

You're absolutely right, newer templates are way too complex, and need to allow for pre-existing data. If the templates were programmed well, it could be done, but I think the creators are often lazy and don't create demo content that can work around existing content.

Migrate Me does allow you to migrate data without overwriting existing content - under Migrate Me > Configuration. However, as I mentioned before, this by definition will mean that some things don't work as expected, for example, categories will often not be associated correctly with articles, and menu items will be incorrect. However, if you just want your articles imported, it's a viable option.

You can also migrate JUST the categories, content and menu items, leaving you with a very usable system, but leaving the demo template modules and plugins in place.

Anyway great work on your solution, and best of luck with the rest.

Barnaby

Barnaby Dixon

August 8th 2014 - 20:02
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After migrating a couple of sites I'm impressed. I have to ask, though. After the migration is completed, is there any reason to leave "MigrateMe" installed?

Thomas

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August 8th 2014 - 20:05
Reply to Thomas

Hi Thomas,

Thank you for your great question! If you leave MigrateMe installed, it means you can re-run the migration in the future if you need to, but if you're happy with the migrated data there's no need to leave it installed.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 30th 2014 - 14:59
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Just a note for those who are just thinking about migration – take this extension and do it! This is a great extension and support is excellent!
Frankly speaking I am rather “blond” in “computer stuff”, but Barnaby help me in every step of the migration process and now it’s completed successfully.
Thank you once more, Barnaby!

Sarmite

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July 31st 2014 - 09:02
Reply to Sarmite

Hi There,

I have purchased the plugin but I have a couple of questions... Where should I send these questions?
I have sent an email on Contact Us page and posted a comment here but haven't heard back yet.

Cheers,

Ramtin

August 2nd 2014 - 08:20
Reply to Sarmite

Hi Ramtin!

It’s really strange… The first question I also wrote on Contact Us page (http://www.php-web-design.com/Barnaby-Dixon.html) and the answer got after a couple of hours. The further correspondence was faster and the help I got even in evenings and during the holidays.

And what’s more – when I got the first answer I understood that I have specified an incorrect e-mail address on Contact Us page, but Barnaby somehow had found a right one (probably through the social networks) and answered me. I think that it’s an indicator of true care about clients.

I just guess that maybe it is vocation time…? Or maybe check your spam folder?

Sarmite

August 4th 2014 - 07:32
Reply to Sarmite

Hi Ramtin,

Very sorry! We migrated servers last week, and somehow I missed your last comment. I have replied now. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

You can download the user guide if needed from http://www.php-web-design.com/docs/migrateme.pdf

Cheers!

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 30th 2014 - 09:45
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Hi,

I have purchased your plugin and I am in the process of migrating our Joomla 1.5 to 2.5.

Does your plugin support data transfer for the major extensions Community Builder as well as Joomla Quiz that we have too?

Do we need to consider anything before the migration. These are the most important plugins that we have and we need to make sure that we cover the migration accurately for the data related to these 2 extensions.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers,
Ramtin

Ramtin Sohrabian

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August 4th 2014 - 07:30
Reply to Ramtin Sohrabian

Hi there Ramtin,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, Migrate Me Plus supports community builder. I am not sure about Joomla Quiz, since I haven't used it myself, but I have not had any reports that the migration hasn't worked; and of course, if you need any assistance during migration please just let me know.

All the best,

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 13th 2014 - 17:00
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I think this probably the best solution for migrating 1.5 sites to the latest versions. If only there was one option -if possible of course- to keep existing content if any.

The reason I am asking this is because it more than usual to install Joomla 2.5 or 3.3 from a quickstart file of a purchased template that installs a lot of sample data. Once the Migrate Me does its magic, all of the sample data is lost. That means that one is a blind as to how to achieve the original template's functionality and look'n'feel, the way it was in the demo of the template.

Manos K

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July 14th 2014 - 10:29
Reply to Manos K

Hi Manos,

This would also be true if you installed the template with demo data on your 'live' site. It would override your existing articles and modules. Unfortunately, it is not possible to have both your 'normal' and your demo data on the same system.

I would recommend you set up a template demo site alongside your regular site if you want to see how the template is set up. Also, you can usually check your template documentation to see how to configure it for a pre-existing site.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 13th 2014 - 02:25
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HI there.. so before I get started I need to take a 1.5 template with a 1.5 datebase and make them both 2.5. I just bought this component, but Im thinking this may just migrate the database. Forgive my ignorance..but do I install a fresh 2.5 joomla installation ( no demo data). Install your component and then upload the 1.5 database. But my question is what about my 1.5 template? They dont make a 2.5 template? I have a lot of sites to migrate. Can you spell it out for me?

Thanks!

anna brown

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July 13th 2014 - 19:07
Reply to anna brown

Hi there Anna,

You are right - Migrate Me will migrate your data, but not your template. You will need a Joomla 2.5 template, and yes you should install it without the demo data.

In general your original template creator will have an update for Joomla 2.5, but if not, I'd recommend updating to a different template, to take advantage of the new functionality provided by Joomla 2.5

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 11th 2014 - 13:56
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Hi Barnaby,

Thanks for the great extension! The import of the data went fine (although not all the internal links are working due to the change in menu item id's but thats not a biggy)
I do have one bigger problem and that is the editor (JCE nor Tiny MCE) is not appearing in the back end (articles, modules etc). The editors are installed and I can choose either in the main configuration screen.
I did a fresh install locally of the latest Joomla version 3.3.1 and Im running it on Mamp.

Any ideas?

Steven

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July 11th 2014 - 14:11
Reply to Steven

Hi Steven,

If you have the latest version of JCE and TinyMCE, my guess would be the settings associated with each user.

Please go to User Manager > [Select user] > Basic Settings, and set Editor to 'Use Default' for your main Super Admin user.

Then log in as that user, and see if the editor works.

If not, it'll likely be the editor 'access' permissions. Check the editor is enabled in the Plugins Manager, and also that the Access is correctly set (usually it's Public). Then save and ... hopefully it'll work!

Hope that helps, let me know if it doesn't kick in for you (and also disable your cache so that the settings actually take effect).

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 30th 2014 - 09:38
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Hi Barnaby

I have 14 Joomla sites to update from 1.5. I was wondering if there was any way of testing this on one of them to ensure it does everything we need for our clients then go ahead and but the licence for each site and do the upgrades.

Please could you contact me to discuss?

thanks

Angela

Angela Bullen

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June 30th 2014 - 14:52
Reply to Angela Bullen

Hi there Angela,

Thank you for your email. You'll be fine to just purchase once and use on all 14 systems :-)

I don't have a test version, but all purchases do come with a full money back guarantee.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 26th 2014 - 03:29
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Have already uploaded Joomla 2.5 (migrating from 1.5). Do we install the new template design BEFORE or AFTER the site data is migrated?

Carol

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June 26th 2014 - 08:24
Reply to Carol

Hi Carol,

Personally I would install it after migration, but it won't affect the migration - feel free to install it when you like.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 17th 2014 - 15:30
Product rating:

Just tried to perform migration from J1.5.15 to J3.3.1

Component says it did the migration and log show all success. Still when checking the site, NONE of the old content has migrated. I can only see what's part from the newly installed J3.3 site.

What's happened, and how can I move on from here?

/Bjarne

BJarne Dahlin

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June 17th 2014 - 16:08
Reply to BJarne Dahlin

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. Please send me the log for analysis - but also please ensure that your Joomla cache is turned off so that any changes to the system are reflected in the live site.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 18th 2014 - 14:08
Reply to BJarne Dahlin

I will reply to my own post, and at the very same time say a thousand thanks to Barnaby Dixon for finding the error and solving the issue for me! :-)

Yo guys can disregard my "bad" rating eralier, as the fault was on my side with using double prefix (j15_jos_) instead of the single I should have used, following the standard (jos_).

Yet again, thank you Barnaby for an excellent product!

Sincererely
/Bjarne Dahlin - happy customer!

BJarne Dahlin

June 11th 2014 - 20:42
Product rating:

Hi
did it work for migrating J1.5/kunena2 to J3.3/kunena3?
Thank you!

Carlo

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June 11th 2014 - 21:35
Reply to Carlo

Yes - it does work correctly. You just need to update Kunena to version 2.0.4 BEFORE migration, so that the data is correctly updated.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 5th 2014 - 16:30
Product rating:

Hi,

Tried to upgrade joomla 2.5, at 60% got pupup window "Unable to access Joomla remotely with CURL! Aborting upgrade". What's the problem?

Regards,

Gregor

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June 5th 2014 - 18:29
Reply to Gregor

Hi Gregor,

Thank you for your email. This is a message you'll get if the server can't download the remote Joomla upgrade package, due to a CURL failure (which is a PHP extension).

It's possible that the remote package was temporarily unavailable, for example, the remote site was down. I have checked and it's definitely up now, so I'd recommend that you simply try again.

If you get this message again, it means there is a problem with the CURL extension on your server - if so, please email me and I will send you a custom version of Migrate Me Plus that allows you to save the Joomla 3.3 package to the system manually.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 4th 2014 - 08:35
Product rating:

Hello,
I can't find any link o to download Migrate Me extension on the top menu, how can I download it?

Daniel

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June 4th 2014 - 11:37
Reply to Daniel

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your question. Please first purchase Migrate Me, and then you can download it from the 'Downloads' link.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 25th 2014 - 11:35
Product rating:

I had to migrate a joomla install from 1.5 to 3.2. Including users, groups, etc. pp., and by using a third party component (attachments), the article ids had to stay the same.

So MigrateMe has done the most of the work for me and also was kind of intelligent by re-mapping things to the new concept (in joomla 1.5 you had sections, and in 3.x no sections anymore, but nested categories, worked well).

Very good extensions, very simple usage, and for sure it is worth the money!!!

Marcus Rose

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May 22nd 2014 - 20:40
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Just a quick note to say thank you, MigrateMe worked flawlessly for me. Had been trying for 2-3 days to get redMigrator to move my data... kept failing, data didn't transfer, would hang, etc. MigrateMe worked the first time and all data came over.

Andy

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May 16th 2014 - 22:16
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Hi

I have a pre-sale question. What about all the components and purchased extensions I have? I purchased them all for joomla 2.5. Will they be upgraded also by this migration tool? Any extension I have already installed? Or do I need to migrate to joomla 3.2. with your migration extension first and then buy all the extensions again to be compatible with 3.x that don't work because purchased with compatability 2.5.?

Sorry for the stupid question but I am unsure about this problem (even unsure if this is a real problem or just a lack of understanding the joomla system by myself...)

Thanks
Frank

Frank

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May 17th 2014 - 09:06
Reply to Frank

Hi Frank,

Thanks for your question. Your data will be maintained by the migration tool, but quite often the extensions themselves will need to be updated. If the distributor is good they are often happy to send you the update for Joomla 3.3, it's worth asking :-)

You can just install the updates as needed after migration is complete.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 8th 2014 - 13:02
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I've got a reasonably large site to upgrade from 1.5 and not having a deal of success with another tool. Will this allow me to set up the new site in the same database instance (and the same server) with a different table name prefix? (I hope that makes sense?)

David Morris

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May 8th 2014 - 17:33
Reply to David Morris

Hi there David,

Thank you for your question. And yes - you can set up the new site using the same database, this will not be a problem at all.

Migrate Me can be successfully used to migrate databases up to 2Gb - the largest I've run myself was 1.5Gb so it can be done! Just let me know if you hit any trouble - with larger migrations sometimes you need to tweak some server settings. There are also some detailed instructions in the included user guide to show how to run the full migration with a large site.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 7th 2014 - 18:46
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Pleae, I need your urgent help. After I upload my J1.5 database (SELECT FILE button) I can't go further. I get just a notification from browser, with no text, only "Notification from your site" and an "Accept" button. And after that... NOTHING, no selection of data to migrate, no Begin Migration button, nothing at all, only the "SELECT FILE" staying there... I did my installation on J2.5 and I have the last version, of course. The database gets uploaded without problems and has a size of only 2Mb. Thanks in advance!

Juan

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May 7th 2014 - 19:37
Reply to Juan

Hi there Juan,

Thank you for your email.

The problem is that the database size is larger than your server's upload limit.

There are two basic routes you can follow to resolve the issue.

You can either increase the server upload limit - or else you can also upload the file using FTP.

Please check the troubleshooting area of the user guide for full instructions on each method.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you need any more assistance.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 7th 2014 - 20:23
Reply to Juan

Thanks for your prompt answer, Barnaby, but that's not the problem. I can indeed upload the file without problems, I see the upload bar progressing and at the end I get an "Upload completed" message, but then nothing more happens! The progress bar disappears and the only thing I can see is the "select file button", as before.

I've tried every single method in the troubleshooting section, I have Safe mode OFF, Available memory: 256Mb, AJAX enabled, Maximum import size: 64Mb... PHP version is 5.3, I've tried with the last versions of both Google Chrome and Firefox... but nothing changes :-( I still stay stuck in step 1

Something that I've observed is that in the source code I can read some things that I can't see on the component page:

Resume your last migration?
An incomplete migration has been detected. Would you like to resume your last migration?
No
Yes

Step 1: Import your Joomla! 1.5 backup
Sorry! This is extension is built in HTML5.You'll need to use a modern browser such as Google Chrome.

Step 2: Select the data to migrate
Analysing your database...

Select All

Begin migration

Any hint?

Juan

May 7th 2014 - 21:11
Reply to Juan

Hi Juan,

The code that you've sent me is what you can use if you manually upload the file using FTP. You will find instructions on how to do this in the Migrate Me user guide.

My guess is that the file is not correctly uploading, or else cannot be read after it is uploaded, so you will likely have more success with the FTP upload method.

Please let me know how it goes. If it still doesn't work, please send me an admin login and I'll work out what the issue is.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 14th 2014 - 15:33
Reply to Juan

Still doesn't work with the manual upload. No tables options appear in the component. I've sent you the access data to the admin panel through the contact form. Thanks for your help!

Juan

May 21st 2014 - 16:27
Reply to Juan

Hi Juan,

I have tried many times to contact you via email so that I can help but I think you're not getting my emails.

Please call me directly on +44 785 646 3357.

Thanks

Barnaby Dixon

May 21st 2014 - 16:27
Reply to Juan

Hi Juan,

I have tried many times to contact you via email so that I can help but I think you're not getting my emails.

Please call me directly on +44 785 646 3357.

Thanks

Barnaby Dixon

May 2nd 2014 - 09:50
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Excellent component. Looking for a long time to this kind of migration tool.

But missing an option. Don't know if it is possible. I'm creating a new website but with other settings, but the old website stays online for a while. So new content is still added to the old site.

If i do a migration today of the content, and i restart a new migration in a few weeks when te new site is finished, it wil overwrite the already existing content. Is it possible to add only the newest articles?

Hans

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May 2nd 2014 - 13:54
Reply to Hans

Hi Hans,

Great question there. The easiest way to update with the latest content is to re-run the migration, and select 'Content', 'Categories' and 'Menus'. This should be enough to update your system with the new contente.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

April 24th 2014 - 13:56
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Excellent extension. Fully worth its money.
Barnaby provided fast and competent help on a few issues.

I could restore a web infected with the Eval(base64_decode) hack by upgrading to Joomla 2.5.19 without touching the old installation but for transferring documents, graphics and images.

GR

Gerard Rozing

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May 2nd 2014 - 07:52
Reply to Gerard Rozing

Thanks Gerard! I'm glad your system is saved :-)

Barnaby Dixon

April 11th 2014 - 20:06
Product rating:

I gave a rating of "OK" only because "jury is still out" was not an option.

I have tried several different ways to export and then upload my (admittedly large) web site database. The closet I come is using your datasafe pro to make a back up copy (excellent program by the way) and then uplaoding via FTP after de-compressing the file so it is an sql file. But when Migrateme starts to analyze the database it returns a "Unable to retrieve any valid table names from this file" error message. I have gotten the same result on multiple attempts. What do you suggest?

Michael Condon

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April 11th 2014 - 20:56
Reply to Michael Condon

Hi Michael,

A fair rating :-)

The error you got means that there has been a problem reading or saving the sql file as temporary tables. Unfortunately this could be for a wide range of reasons for example: your database user might not have 'create' permissions. The most common reason, however, is that there is an issue with encoding.

I recommend that you upload the gzip compressed version of the datasafe backup, which will automatically make sure that the encoding is perfectly accurate, and will avoid any issues with non-ASCII characters. Please just upload the file as insert.sql.gz and it should be recognised by Migrate Me, and you should be able to continue... but if not please send me the database to support AT php-web-design.com and I will check if there are any errors or issues with it.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

April 30th 2014 - 14:38
Reply to Michael Condon

I need to upgrade my previous rating to 6 stars out of 5. Its really that good. My web site has a very large and complicated data base; had some difficulty getting a clean backup loaded. But thanks to some very excellent support it got done. From there the migration process was very simple. Saved me TONS of time. This product is worth every penny and then some, especially considering the top notch support.

Michael Condon

May 2nd 2014 - 07:51
Reply to Michael Condon

Thanks for your great rating Michael!

Barnaby Dixon

April 10th 2014 - 19:04
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i guess I'm confused still about the process from a hosting provider point of view.

my production site is at /public_html/

your directions state i need to create a new 3.0 site, like /public_html/upgradedsite, and the perform my joomla upgrade. I guess my question goes back to, how do i get /public_html/upgradedsite to be the new root?

my hosting provider (hostgator) is telling me to trash the old /public_html/ and take a backup of /public_html/upgradedsite and its database and re-upload all that too /public_html/

do you know of a process for a n00b like me?

Kendrick Coleman

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April 10th 2014 - 19:09
Reply to Kendrick Coleman

Hi Kendrick

Thanks for your excellent question.

The process is actually relatively simple. You set up the new Joomla system in a subfolder (e.g. /upgrade/) so that it can be tested and set up independently of the live site.

Then, once you're ready to go live, create a new folder in the root called /backup/. Then, using FTP, move everything from the root folder to the backup folder - and that way you have a backup if you need it for any reason. Then move everything from your /upgrade/ subfolder to the root, and it'll be 'live'.

The full moving process using FTP usually will take only a few moments, so your live site should only be down for say 5 minutes.

I hope that helps! All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 28th 2014 - 18:21
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Does your software work with components like Joomsocial and AEC Subscription Component?

Kind Regards

Alan

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March 28th 2014 - 22:01
Reply to Alan

Hi there Alan

Thank you for your great question.

Basically Migrate Me will migrate the data for ANY third party extension, but it's also worth checking if the extension distributor has their own migration method, as it will be more accurate.

But that said, generally you will be able to migrate third party extensions as follows:

- Create your new Joomla 2.5 or 3.2 system
- Install Migrate Me
- Migrate your data
- Install the latest Joomla 3.2 compatible version of each extension

And your system should correctly have migrated all data and updated it to the latest data schematics where necessary.

I hope that helps. All the best,

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

April 4th 2014 - 10:16
Reply to Alan

On the instructions at the top it says, firstly install the new extensions and then migrate data. Here barnaby replies to firstly migrate data and then install the newest extensions. I'm confused, which process is the right one?

Chris

April 4th 2014 - 10:47
Reply to Alan

Hi Chris

Great question, and I'm sorry that I raised confusion with my last answer

The answer is that is it usually better to install the required components on the system prior to migration. This ensures that the menu, in particular, knows 'which' component each link is trying to point to, and updates them as required.

However, if you're also upgrading individual components, say from version 1 to version 2, this can mean the add-on data schematics aren't correct. So in this case, it's better to first migrate your data, but then to install the upgraded version of the component to ensure your data schematics are correctly upgraded.

I hope that makes sense - please let me know if you need more detail for a specific migration or third party extension upgrades.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

April 4th 2014 - 12:01
Reply to Alan

Thanks for the quick answer. So if i understand correctly, for me that i have joomla 1.5 and want to upgrade to version 3, i will have to migrate data first and then install the new components, right?

Chris

April 4th 2014 - 14:13
Reply to Alan

Hi Chris

If you're upgrading the components you should install the upgrade AFTER migration; however if you're using the same version number of each component you should install BEFORE migration :-)

All the best

Barnaby Dixon

March 26th 2014 - 15:29
Product rating:

Hi. Is it possible to migrate from a joomla 3 to another joomla 3.2?

Dalessandro

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March 26th 2014 - 15:35
Reply to Dalessandro

Hi there

For this you should just use the inbuilt Joomla update functionality.

Migrate Me and Migrate Me Plus are used for major upgrades, not minor.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 24th 2014 - 01:10
Product rating:

Does Migrate Me also migrate a 1.5 template to 2.5?

Doug

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March 24th 2014 - 01:14
Reply to Doug

After further consideration, maybe I should move to 3.x? I didn't realize 2.5 only has 9 months of development support left. Can Migrate Me take a site from 1.5 to 3.x?

Doug

March 24th 2014 - 07:55
Reply to Doug

Hi Doug

Yes, Migrate Me will migrate you to Joomla 3.2

It does not update a template, you will need to find a Joomla 3.2 version of your template, or else choose a new compatible template

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 23rd 2014 - 16:46
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Hi,

I'm very interested in your program. So far nothing I have tried has worked, so I'm a little skeptical on spending the money. I actually have 3 sites that I need to migrate. If I purchase the product once, can I use it for all 3 sites?

Looking forward to your reply!

Alice Stribling

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March 23rd 2014 - 20:14
Reply to Alice Stribling

Hi there

Thank you for your question. Migrate Me is the #1 rated migration component, and is backed with a full money back guarantee, along with full support and a great user guide. It'll work :-)

And yes you can purchase just once and use the extension as many times as you like.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 24th 2014 - 03:05
Reply to Alice Stribling

Thank you Barnaby for the quick reply. I look forward to trying it out!!

Alice Stribling

March 1st 2014 - 16:01
Product rating:

I'm already rating you excellent for the feedback you give Barnaby, so I'm hoping I can also rate the software on the same basis

I've tried many times in the last month to import my Joomla 1.5 K2 articles into any upgrade (my old joomla keep on getting infected with malicious scripts) and your software has got me the closest in an upgrade to 2.5

However, it imports everything BUT the items - categories, tags, users, comments, but none of the 150 files visible in my database.

I'm happy to share the database with you - or give you access to my both my joomla and joomla25 directories on wwww.peterjukes.com

But at the moment all I've got left is a CSV export with little of the original formatting or data

It is making me despair of joomla. I've spent probably three hundred pounds on various promised export mechanisms in the last three weeks. I'm hoping this can finally work

More in despair than hope

Peter

Peter Jukes

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March 1st 2014 - 21:38
Reply to Peter Jukes

Hi Peter,

Thank you for your question. I suspect that the problem will be a problem with the initial data export, or perhaps a data schematic difference if the version of k2 is different.

Very happy to take a look and run the process for you if you like.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 2nd 2014 - 12:51
Reply to Peter Jukes

Barnaby (for some reason this blog will only let me reply to my own comment)

Well, I was right in my excellent estimation of your software, not only because of the speedy reply. I ran the process in Joomla 3 and every imported perfectly: all my ratings, hits, etc. The image attachments are the only thing that seem to have gone missing. Any quick fix for that?

Peter Jukes

March 2nd 2014 - 19:09
Reply to Peter Jukes

Hiya Peter,

Great! Yes all you'll need to do is copy your original images folder into the new Joomla 2.5 system folder, and it'll work perfectly for you.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

March 5th 2014 - 04:09
Reply to Peter Jukes

Barnaby

I'm still having problems viewing the imported k2 items at the front end of joomla 3.0. All the items are there in the k2 list and set to public viewing. Images and titles appear at the front end, but no item when you click through. I hear the permission system changed in 2.5 plus. Is there a simple database query I can run on K2 which might solve this? Or a setting in migrate me I've missed.

I also can't see any image fields in the listing, and though I've imported all the images to the image folder, that field also seems to get stripped out

Best

Peter

Peter Jukes

March 5th 2014 - 09:36
Reply to Peter Jukes

Hi Peter,

Please send me a link to the upgraded site (via support AT php-web-design.com) and I'll have a quick check to see if I can spot what the issue is. I suspect it'll be an SEO extension needs to be flushed or something like that.

Cheers! Barnaby

Barnaby Dixon

March 5th 2014 - 13:32
Reply to Peter Jukes

Barnaby

Once again your prompt response completely confirming the value of your software and service

The site - still in very early days of development - is in the subfolder peterjukes.com/joomla3

Best

Peter

Peter Jukes

March 5th 2014 - 17:35
Reply to Peter Jukes

Hi again Peter

Thank you for showing me the site. As far as I can tell it's an SEO component or similar that needs to have its cache purged, or its list of URL redirects refreshed.

I'm not sure which one you use - is it the standard Joomla SEO extension? If so you might like to go to Admin > System > Clear Cache, select everything and clear it. Or if it's SEOSh404Sef you will need to go to the list of urls and click the 'purge URLs' button.

If neither of those help please send me an admin login (please reply privately instead of on the comments) and I'd be happy to work it out for you.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 25th 2014 - 13:57
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Hi Barnaby,

Almost everything imported great on a migration I just did today to 3.2. The only things that didn't come over were the Kunena Forum posts, categories, etc. I had installed the latest Kunena prior to running MigrateMe. Did I miss something? Thanks.

Wilson

Wilson

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February 25th 2014 - 14:06
Reply to Wilson

Hi Wilson

Thank you for your question - it sounds like you did the migration just perfectly. Have you also installed the latest version of Kunena on your new system? And you exported your data for migration after updating Kunena on the old system?

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 25th 2014 - 14:20
Reply to Wilson

I did not upgrade Kunena on the old Joolma prior to the migration. If I do that and then export the database again, would I be able to rerun MigrateMe for only the Kunena tables and just bring that data in?

Thanks for the speedy reply!

Wilson

Wilson

February 25th 2014 - 14:21
Reply to Wilson

Hi Wilson

Yes exactly, you'll just need the kunena data, and you can just avoid all the data that's correctly migrated.

All the best - Barnaby

Barnaby Dixon

February 27th 2014 - 08:21
Reply to Wilson

Hi Barnaby,

The Kunena database was able to migrate after I had upgraded Kunena on the 1.5 installation. Thanks for you help with that. There was only one issue after the Kunena migration. In the user database the banned date was set to all zeroes instead of . This had the effect of banning every user from the forum until I can set that field back to . Do you know if there is an easy tool that will allow me to get to this data and change that entire column's data at once (Every record for that field)? If not, it looks like I may be doing the individual un-banning inside Kunena's interface which means 1 click per user times 1700 users. Thanks again for all of your help. MigrateMe saved me a least a week of migration woes!

Wilson

February 27th 2014 - 11:07
Reply to Wilson

Hi Wilson

Thanks for the update. That's strange - there's nothing in Migrate Me that would have affected the user banned field. But yes, you can 'bulk update' your fields. In PHPMyAdmin, enter the query

"UPDATE `jos_kunena_users` SET `banned` = NULL"

You will need to change jos_ to your relevant joomla prefix.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 27th 2014 - 14:09
Reply to Wilson

That worked perfectly. Thanks much for all your help. We're successfully migrated. Great job on this software! Wilson

Wilson

February 24th 2014 - 09:54
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Hi, our new Joomla3 site with k2 is just about built, no problems, but a component upgrade revealed a k2 plugin warnings. The reply from the component maker was this:

"These warnings are caused because the item plugins field in the database should contain JSON data. Probably the upgrade extension you used didn't updated the field as it should. In Joomla! 1.5 the same field was holding the data in INI format. So the extension you used for the upgrade should have converted this field properly"

Will we have future problems with other components? tks

PhilipC

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February 25th 2014 - 09:04
Reply to PhilipC

Hi Philip

Thank you for your comment, and thank you so much for notifying me about this issue. It has been corrected in the latest version.

The same issue is mitigated as far as possible for other components, you shouldn't hit this problem again, but if you do please let me know.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 25th 2014 - 10:19
Reply to PhilipC

tks for the reply, eventually isolated the error, it was an updated free plugin which others have have had problems with in Joomla 3; confusingly appeared as a component.

PhilipC

February 22nd 2014 - 16:46
Product rating:

I get an internal server error 500 when the database is being analysed. Compatability check says Ajax is ok
Any help appreciated

Michael OSullivan

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February 23rd 2014 - 19:27
Reply to Michael OSullivan

Hi Michael

Thank you for your comment - the error is that your database backup is too large for your system to accept. I recommend that you upload the backup using FTP. Please see the troubleshooting part of the user guide for full details on where to upload it.

You can also increase the PHP upload limitation - you'll find instructions on this also in the user guide.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 12th 2014 - 14:29
Reply to Michael OSullivan

Hi, I need some help ... having the same issue like Michael. The SQL file is already uploaded via ftp, that´s not the problem. The 500 error appears during "analyzing" the SQL file. The file is quite big - about 300 MB unzipped. Compatibility Check says "Maximum import size: 200Mb" - does that refer to upload or uploaded size?

Thanks for advice!

Peter

August 12th 2014 - 14:51
Reply to Michael OSullivan

Hi Peter,

I think that you are running out of memory, or possibly hitting a timeout, while the file is being analysed.

Please send me a link and login to the admin area where you are trying to use it and I will check out what is happening.

Thanks & all the best,

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

February 6th 2014 - 18:37
Product rating:

Can this work with a Joomla 1.0.xx to 2.5 or does it have to be Joomla 1.5 ?

Tom

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February 6th 2014 - 21:35
Reply to Tom

Hi there Tom

I'm afraid it'll upgrade Joomla 1.5 data only. You'll need to first upgrade your Joomla 1.0 system to 1.5 - there are instructions online, for example here: http://docs.joomla.org/J1.5:Migrating_from_1.0.x_to_1.5_Stable

I hope that helps. All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 23rd 2014 - 18:46
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I just want to export users and articles from my old database. I selected just the needed tables but i received this error message: unable to retrieve any valid table names from this table.

I am exporting an utf8 encoded gzip file from phpmyadmin (data and structured selected). I do not know what i am doing wrong...

Carlos Mora

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January 23rd 2014 - 18:59
Reply to Carlos Mora

Hi there Carlos

Thank you for your email.

You have done everything correctly, but if Migrate Me cannot read the file it is usually corrupted in some way.

You could try an export without gzip compression, and see if it works.

Alternatively please try a DataSafe Pro backup, and then after you upload your backup, just select the users and articles tables, and it should work correctly.

Thanks & all the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 25th 2014 - 18:02
Reply to Carlos Mora

thanks!! That did the trick :D

Carlos Mora

January 14th 2014 - 22:21
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Hi,

I have to migrate a rather large Joomla 1 Site to Joomla 3. I have the following questions:

1)Is it possible to migrate a joomla 1 web site to 3 using this tool?

2) Will the existing modules, components and templates be migrated to the new version of joomla?

Regards

Sam

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January 15th 2014 - 16:22
Reply to Sam

Hi there Sam

Thank you for your questions.

Yes absolutely, you can use this tool to migrate to Joomla 3.

Unfortunately, most Joomla 1.5 components and templates are not Joomla 3 compatible, so you'll need to upgrade them as necessary. Your modules and module data are migrated as much as possible - especially for example, custom HTML modules and menu modules, which are standard.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 6th 2014 - 08:39
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Gday Barnaby :-)
I'm thinking of using this extension for my long overdue and much feared migration from 1.5 to 2.5. I have a bit of a numpty sounding question though first...
When you install and start configuring 2.5 do you create a new database first before importing your old db?
Also I have a lot of tables in my 1.5 db with prefix bak_jos_ do you suppose this is from when I've attempted a migration before?
cheers!

Rebecca

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January 6th 2014 - 11:14
Reply to Rebecca

Gday Becky!

When you install your new Joomla 2.5 system you do it exactly as normal, so you'll need to create a new database and install the new system using that.

The old bak_jos_ tables are likely from an old backup, which you won't need during migration. Just include the jos_ tables in your database dump and you should be fine.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 5th 2014 - 20:39
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WOW! This IS the only thing you need to migrate your sites. I am a complete novice at Joomla and have been worried about migrating a rather large 1.5 site after reading other extension reviews/guides etc. I took a shot on this after all the top reviews on joomla extensions and guess what I signed up on their specifically to add another one. You make me feel like a Joomla God! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Dave

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January 3rd 2014 - 20:31
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Hi there,

I am trying to upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 - I am receiving this error:

Insufficient memory. Please increase your memory limit to 128Mb or above in your php.ini

This is what the Migrate Me wizard has in the Upper Right Corner:
Compatibility check
Safe mode OFF
Available memory: 32Mb
AJAX not enabled
Maximum import size: 2Mb

Thank you for your help!

kb

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January 3rd 2014 - 21:40
Reply to kb

Hi there Kb

Thank you for your question.

Please increase your memory level to 128Mb as described in the User Guide, so that Migrate Me is able to run. This will also improve your Joomla user experience, since it will make the system much more responsive.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

January 3rd 2014 - 21:41
Reply to kb

Hi there Kb

Thank you for your question.

Please increase your memory level to 128Mb as described in the User Guide, so that Migrate Me is able to run. This will also improve your Joomla user experience, since it will make the system much more responsive.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 28th 2013 - 09:58
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Composant génial, migration effectuée en 5 minutes... tout a été récupéré, à moi de refaire un template... Merci

chabaud

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December 27th 2013 - 05:13
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Can you migrate from 1.5 to 3.0 with this component?

Or do I need to also purchase Migrate Plus?

Egoli

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December 27th 2013 - 07:29
Reply to Egoli

Hi there Egoli

Thanks for your question. Yes, you can use Migrate Me to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 3.

Migrate Me Plus is for migrating systems from Joomla 1.6 onwards to the latest version of Joomla.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 27th 2013 - 04:37
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Ok, so migration run...data looks good, but how do I get my K2 images migrated as well? I just realized after I purchased that it was the plus version that says it migrated images and all, but it doesn't work with 1.5. I have a very large 1.5 site I am finally migrating and it is all k2 with 100s of images. Please advise.

Mark

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December 27th 2013 - 07:27
Reply to Mark

Hi there Mark

Thanks for your question. The easiest and fastest way is to just grab your current images folder using FTP, and copy it into your new Joomla folder, so that it merges with the new system's images folder. Then all your old images should show up.

Let me know how it goes!

All the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 26th 2013 - 20:32
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Hi,
i just bought migrate me. This is my first migration.
I get the following error if i try to import my joomla 1.5 database backup: "Unable to retrieve any valid table names from this file."

I make the backup with phpmyadmin. I tried with gz or an unzipped sql file. I also tried ist with a mysql 4 dump and i tried different php versions (5.2, 5.3).

I tested the sql file by importing it via phpmysqladmin. This works fine.

Maybe there is something wrong with my local mamp installation. Do you have any suggestion what the problem could be?

Regards
Patrick

Patrick Jungbluth

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December 26th 2013 - 20:47
Reply to Patrick Jungbluth

Hi there Patrick

Thanks for your question. Usually this error pops up either because your backup doesn't have the full structure and data included in the file, or because Migrate Me can't create temporary tables in your database for some reason (which is usually because the database user doesn't have CREATE permissions).

If you check the log at /administrator/components/com_migrateme/log.txt it should have further information.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 26th 2013 - 20:59
Reply to Patrick Jungbluth

Hi Barnaby,
wow this was a fast answer. Thanks.

Unfortunately the log.txt is empty.

The sql file is a standard db export with phpmyadmin and i can import the file in an empty database without any problemes.

I checked the folder permissions. They are also O.K.
The database user is root on my local system. This could not be the problem.

Is it possible that migrate me don't find the file after the upload?

Regards
Patrick

Patrick Jungbluth

December 27th 2013 - 05:04
Reply to Patrick Jungbluth

Good Morning Barnaby,
i got a solution.

The problem was the sql file i exported with phpmyadmin.

Aftre some hours of sleep i use mysqldump on the terminal. Now i can import the dump.

Regards Patrick

Patrick Jungbluth

December 27th 2013 - 07:28
Reply to Patrick Jungbluth

Great! Thanks for the update.

If you have accents or non-ASCII content you just need to ensure that the database is UTF-8 encoded and exported as a gzip compressed file, and then everything should work perfectly.

Thanks & have a wonderful holiday,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 14th 2013 - 21:56
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Hello,
I bought your extension to migrate from 1.5.26 to 3.X.
The process give error 500, in the error log, i can view the error was "Unable to set up temporary table" .

(i've got a +130M sql file)

(why did it try to create mm_xxx tables ?)

can you help please ?

nik

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December 15th 2013 - 18:39
Reply to nik

Hi there Nik

Thanks for your question.

The problem is most likely that your database user doesn't have create or insert permissions for the Joomla database. Please check - and it should work so long as the permissions are in place.

The mm_ tables it's trying to create are temporary tables, and make the migration much faster - they're removed after migration is complete

I hope that helps. Let me know how it goes.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

December 21st 2013 - 17:33
Reply to nik

It work well thankkkkkks again for this and your very gracefull help

nik

November 8th 2013 - 05:18
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Appreciate the data migration. That went well. 7 minutes once I pushed the button. Ran into a few snags, though:
1. CHOOSE DATABASE TABLES CAREFULLY. You have to know what you are doing here. Because I had used another program to attempt a migration from 1.5 to 2.5, there were duplicate tables (jos_ and j25_ prefixes).
2. It does take time to install all the extensions into J3.2. Don't kid yourself here.
3. I recommend leaving DocMan for last, as it errored until I uninstalled and then re-installed it. I lost any new categories etc. that I'd set up prior to figuring this out. JoomlaTools may have an import for these but I haven't found it yet.
4. I discovered that the Images folder had to be copied from the old site.
5. Many of the options need to be re-done and modules need to be re-published especially if you switch to a responsive template with different positions.
6. Had to work with menus a lot, especially re-doing Blog Category layouts.
So far so good. As advertised, data did migrate! Thanks!

Gretchen Ohmann

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November 8th 2013 - 09:45
Reply to Gretchen Ohmann

Hi Gretchen

Thank you for your excellent feedback, it's so useful, and many people don't take the time, so thank you :-)

In response to some specific points:
1) Yes you do need to choose database tables carefully. I recommend that you do not use any other migration tool alongside MigrateMe as it can cause conflicts - so best to uninstall them before you use Migrate Me
2) Yup - unfortunately there's no way to do this automatically, each extension needs the Joomla 3 version installed.
3) Good idea. You can migrate the docman tables separately after other data has migrated, and leaving them til last is a great idea.
4) Correct, Migrate Me doesn't currently transfer your images or media folders, but I'm looking into adding that as a feature for the future. Thanks for the great idea!
5) Yes some options (particularly for plugins) need to be reassigned for upgraded plugins
6) Hm - category blogs should have been automatically set up; please just migrate the menu and categories data together so they can read each other during migration. That way the menus will correctly read and set up the categories.

Thanks again! Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

October 28th 2013 - 16:41
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Presumably migrateme will NOT import tables for extensions not installed in 3.0? Would you please confirm this?

miamiman

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October 28th 2013 - 17:30
Reply to miamiman

Hi there
You can select exactly what data you want to migrate during the migration process. If you migrate data for an extension that is not installed it will still migrate, but will not necessarily integrate properly with the rest of the system - particularly with the menu. It's safest to install the extension before you migrate your data. You can also not select the data, and wait until you have installed the extension.
All the best
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

October 18th 2013 - 03:00
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How would you migrate your content from 1.5 to 3.0 AND set-up the 301 redirects - assuming you use one of the many extensions in 1.5 for SEF urls?

I've done testing and the content migration is relatively easy; I am not sure what to do re: the urls?

Any ideas?

miamiman

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October 19th 2013 - 11:05
Reply to miamiman

Hi there

Thanks for your question. If you use the same version of the SEF extension on your new system it will migrate just fine. Otherwise, some extensions (for example my favourite, SH404Sef) include their own migration techniques.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

October 14th 2013 - 10:21
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My bad.. I meant "Thank you" so much

Tony

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October 19th 2013 - 11:05
Reply to Tony

You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback

Barnaby Dixon

October 14th 2013 - 10:20
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You Guys are such life savers. that you so much. This product RULES!!

Tony

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September 29th 2013 - 06:09
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I can migrate from Joomla 1.5.23 version to version 2.5.11?
My current hosting:
Apache 2.2.22
PHP 5.3.8
MySql 5.0.96
I can install it on my Server PC using XAMPP Version 1.8.2 to test it in a simulated environment or you have other recommendations or suggestions.
Thanks

Jose Tarano

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September 29th 2013 - 12:00
Reply to Jose Tarano

Hi there Jose,

Thank you for your question. Yes, MigrateMe will migrate Joomla 1.5.23 to Joomla 2.5.11.

It will work just fine on a XAMPP server.

Thanks & all the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 20th 2013 - 17:48
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Hello,

you said in a reply comment that we need to install a separate Joomla 2.5 system, in a separate folder such as /upgrade/.

Can you please explain this? We have to download joomla 2.5 in our PC and then upload it in www, a folder named upgrade which inside will have the joomla 2.5? and then what we must do?

This allow us to develop without risk that we lose our current Joomla 1.5 site.

When your upgrade is complete and tested, simply delete your old Joomla system, and then move your Joomla 2.5 system to the main public_html folder.

Freedomitsa

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September 22nd 2013 - 11:21
Reply to Freedomitsa

Hi there

Thank you for your email.

You need to install Joomla 2.5 before you migrate your data. If you use a separate folder, you can ensure that your migration will not disturb your current live website at all.

You can install your new Joomla 2.5 system in any folder you like. Please follow the instructions from joomla.org to install Joomla.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 9th 2013 - 17:43
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This sounds like the product I've been waiting for to migrate a non profit (=no resources!) site. The only specific I don't see is the user accounts. We have hundreds of registered users, which I would hope come over in the database, but would love to verify!

Cheers

Beth B

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September 17th 2013 - 10:47
Reply to Beth B

Hi there Beth

Thank you for your question. Just to confirm: yes, user accounts are completely migrated, along with their passwords and you will be able to log in immediately to the new system once the data is in place.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 5th 2013 - 14:45
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Can anyone tell me what the basic is? I have a website with 1.5.26 and is it true that besides 1.5.26 you must install 2.5.14? Two joomla versions next te another? Is this possible? So how do I start without losing my home website?

Pieter Vermeer

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September 5th 2013 - 15:28
Reply to Pieter Vermeer

After I migrate on my own server I get the message:
500: Something happend
back to controlpanel

What did I do wrong?

Pieter Vermeer

September 6th 2013 - 18:52
Reply to Pieter Vermeer

Hi Pieter,

You are correct - you need to install a separate Joomla 2.5 system, in a separate folder such as /upgrade/. This allows you to develop without risk that you lose your current Joomla 1.5 site.

When your upgrade is complete and tested, simply delete your old Joomla system, and then move your Joomla 2.5 system to the main public_html folder.

RE: the 500 error, please check your home default menu item. It might be a deprecated view (such as a section view) or it could be a view based on a component that you haven't yet installed (such as if you haven't yet installed K2)

Ensure that the home view is correct and save any changes. You should then be able to view the frontend.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 5th 2013 - 14:05
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I have this error

Your license could not be found. Please check your details and try again. Error code: 2

Nedd help please

DAVID

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September 6th 2013 - 18:53
Reply to DAVID

Hi David,

Please ensure that your registered email address matches your main PayPal address.

Cheers
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

September 2nd 2013 - 05:49
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I love this!
It is by far the best tool I have used.
I can't believe how easy it was for K2!
There was only one issue, but it wasn't a big deal, but here it is for you to work on...
Menus: the K2 menus had to be re-pointed to K2 Categories as it gave an error for each menu "Component 'com_k2' does not exist."

Alastair Coleman

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September 2nd 2013 - 12:12
Reply to Alastair Coleman

Great + thanks for your feedback!

If you install K2 before migrating your data the menu migration will be able to recognise it and update your links accordingly. Now that K2 is installed you should be able to remigrate your menu data, and it'll point to K2 correctly.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 28th 2013 - 19:35
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I am preparing to migrate my site using Migrate Me from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3*. I have installed Datasafe Pro on my 1.5 website and it has created a backup of my database. The backup is only 159B large. This seems very small to me. Is this the only backup I need in order to make a successful migration?

Andrew Morse

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September 2nd 2013 - 12:10
Reply to Andrew Morse

Please ensure your version of PHP is 5 or later.

Barnaby Dixon

August 26th 2013 - 17:35
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And one more question, a littlebit mean maybe... Why should I buy Migrate-Me instead of SP-Upgrade? I do have multiple 1.5 sites, and I am realy looking for the best solution.

Aad van Wijk

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September 2nd 2013 - 12:03
Reply to Aad van Wijk

Great question! As far as I am aware no other migration tool properly saves the articles categories and menu items in the assets table. This causes major problems when rearranging, saving and deleting data.
Migrate Me is the only tool available to correctly save your articles and other data as native Joomla 2.5/3 articles.
Hope that helps

Barnaby Dixon

August 26th 2013 - 17:08
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You state: Links perfectly maintained!
Just to double check before I buy, ... does this mean that all SEO links are maintained? So that the Google ranking and listings are not corrupted?

Thanks for your answer!

Aad van Wijk

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September 2nd 2013 - 12:08
Reply to Aad van Wijk

Hi there,

Your article IDs are perfectly maintained, which means your original Google links will work and point to your new pages. Google will slowly start to recognise the (slightly changed) Joomla link format and update its search engine accordingly, but you should not lose any pagerank. To speed up the process and still maintain your full pagerank, you could also add some wildcard 301 redirects to your .htaccess.

Where you have deprecated page views (for example, section views are no longer available in Joomla 2.5+) you will need to capture the click and redirect to a suitable page to avoid a 404.

If you use SH404Sef, or another good SEO component, you will be able to maintain all your original links just by using the 'purge' function to ensure the component is using the new link format.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 21st 2013 - 06:18
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I've got to admit that I struggled for weeks with my site migration using other tools that advertised themselves as being simple and reliable, but turned out to have too many moving parts.

Migrate Me came to the rescue, doing my migration in less than ten minutes from start to finish. There is still some design to clean up as a result of having a new template in place, but all the main content from the database showed up in good order.

Thank you, thank you, thank you... now I can get back to my summer!!

JP

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August 23rd 2013 - 09:07
Reply to JP

Thanks for your great feedback JP, have a wonderful summer!

Barnaby

Barnaby Dixon

August 20th 2013 - 09:00
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What if I have to migrate a mysql database of more than 250mb?

thanks for prompt reply.

Nicolas

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August 23rd 2013 - 09:06
Reply to Nicolas

Hi Nicolas,

Thank you for your question. The migration will complete but might take a long time. If you are able to remove unneeded tables such as the session table before migration it will make things faster. Also if you can use gzip compression it will make the backup much more manageable.

Please just ensure that your post_max_size and upload_max_size variables are large enough to accept the database.

Please let me know how it goes. In the past for very large databases I have also run the migration myself for customers on my very powerful php server. I can do that for you if you like and email you back the migrated data?

All the best
Barnaby Dixon
PHP Web Design

Barnaby Dixon

August 13th 2013 - 19:47
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Hi , before sigh up , i;m going to migrate but i want to know my files and database , i mean my old joomla 1.5 site is it gonna be active , because i don't read anywhere this migrate is copying of all my files, not move , because i want to fixed new migrated joomla 3.15 site ,but the old one 1.5 still need to work :)

Mone

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August 13th 2013 - 23:49
Reply to Mone

Hi there Mone,

Thanks for your comment. Yes your old Joomla 1.5 site will stay active as long as you want it to. You need to create a new Joomla 3 environment for your data, and then use Migrate Me to migrate it. You can use both systems side by side while you set up the Joomla 3 system as you want it.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 6th 2013 - 18:41
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Hi!

I followed all instructions -- installed Joomla 2.5, installed K2, migrated database, re-installed template. Everything looks fine from the administrator side (I see all of my articles, K2 items too), but the web site does not load. It is all installed in a subfolder on my web site for development.

http://www.nofringe.org/joomla25/

Any insights?

Kristen

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August 6th 2013 - 18:45
Reply to Kristen

Hi Kristen,

Please check that your default menu item points to a component that is installed and active.

You could also just set your default menu item to a simple article, or frontpage view, so that the frontend is quickly visible.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 2nd 2013 - 09:57
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I keep on getting "bad access - no token sent Error code 21" messages - am I missing something obvious? Thanks, Mike

Mike Bailey

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August 2nd 2013 - 11:42
Reply to Mike Bailey

Hi Mike,

This means that the database upload is larger than your server can accept.

Please set the following settings in your php.ini (or ask your server admins to do this for you):

post_max_size = 32M
max_upload_size = 32M

Just ensure that the limit you set is larger than your database import.

Thanks & all the best, Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

August 3rd 2013 - 09:35
Reply to Mike Bailey

Stripped out the stats data from j4age and that got the sql file down to under 32Mb. Thanks for the heads-up. All databases migrated. Mike

Mike Bailey

July 26th 2013 - 06:07
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I keep on getting this massage and i have changes the upload_max_filesize = 500M
and
post_max_size = 550M
and i still get this message
Compatibility check
Safe mode OFF
Available memory 128Mb+
AJAX enabled
Maximum import size: 30Mb

boris ackerman

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July 26th 2013 - 07:30
Reply to boris ackerman

Hi Boris,

Please check that the settings have taken effect. You can also check the local value of the settings in Admin > System > System Information > PHP Information.

You might need to restart the server, or additionally check any settings in your .htaccess for the changes to take effect.

All the best
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 26th 2013 - 17:50
Reply to boris ackerman

Hi Boris,

The variables that are checked are:

- safe_mode (should be 'off')
- memory_limit (should be 128Mb or more)
- post_max_size (should be greater than your database filesize)
- upload_max_filesize (should be greater than your database filesize)

You can see the variable checks in /administrator/components/com_migrateme/views/default/view.html.php

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 26th 2013 - 20:24
Reply to boris ackerman

i got it changed to 600mb and i checked in the admin system php info and it say that it is 600mb but the program say it is 267mb max. My file is almost 600mb but i have compress it to 69mb. it went through but when analyzing it an error came out and it said this: syntaxerror unexpected token F
error details statue 200
error response
fatal error allowed memory size 26835456 exhasted to to allocate 102956308 in the code line 59 please contact php-web-design.com
I called the window but it is still analyzing so i don't know if i should try again or wait its been over an hour,
Please advice

boris ackerman

July 26th 2013 - 21:48
Reply to boris ackerman

Hi Boris,

It sounds like there is still not enough memory to process the database migration. Are you able to remove some surplus tables such as the session table and any other temporary tables?

Barnaby

Barnaby Dixon

July 29th 2013 - 17:08
Reply to boris ackerman

Thanks so much for your support, it worked great.
If you are thinking about getting this extension? stop thinking just get it!! you will not regret it!

boris ackerman

July 26th 2013 - 03:58
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I've tried to import the .sql file, but got the message: Unable to upload: please contact the software issuer.
Error code: 1"

What should I do?

Flávia

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July 26th 2013 - 07:57
Reply to Flávia

Hello Flavia,

Please just ensure that your POST_max_size and the upload_max_size variables are set big enough in your php.ini to accept your database.

You can see the maximum import size in the 'Compatibility check' box.

You need to update the variables, and save your php.ini. On some servers this should take effect immediately, but on others you may need to reload. If your server has support, you could also ask your server admins to make this change for you.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 18th 2013 - 21:45
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I need to migrate a site from Joomla 1.5.26 to 2.5. I have two questions about your software. I'm assuming that I can put the Joomla 2.5 installation into any public_html directory I choose on the server. Correct? The site uses the rt_infuse_j15 template, which is supposedly a Joomla 2.5 template. However, I don't have the .zip file for the template, only the files installed with the Joomla 1.5.26 site. Is there a straightforward way to proceed and use the same template?

Thanks.

Don

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July 18th 2013 - 22:11
Reply to Don

Hi there Don,

Yes you can use any directory you like for your new Joomla 2.5 server; Migrate Me will work just fine with any setup you choose.

Re: the template, yes it is technically possible to migrate your template without the zip file. What you'll need to do is download your template folder using FTP, and ensure all the files mentioned in the template xml file are included. Then, just rezip the folder, and you should be able to install it directly into Joomla.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 17th 2013 - 18:21
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I tried migrating my 1.5 to 2.5 through a video i saw on youtube to try to save my company some money. But now it is not showing up as the website use to be and I dont know how to restore it or fix this. Will this fix the problem?

Casandra

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July 17th 2013 - 20:13
Reply to Casandra

Hi Casandra,

Unfortunately some of the other migration components do not work, and we have had multiple reports of problems.

Migrate Me does work, and will be able to migrate your website correctly, including updating the asset table and taking care of all technical considerations. You'll just need a fresh Joomla 2.5 install and your database backup to get started.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 17th 2013 - 06:39
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Hi there Barnaby,

How does it connect to the 1.5 database, is there a component that installs on the 1.5 system and exports, or do you simply enter the database details for the existing database and import?

Regards

Steve

steve h

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July 17th 2013 - 20:14
Reply to steve h

Hi Steve,

You need to export your Joomla 1.5 database - you can do this very fast in PHPMyAdmin, or else by using our free DatasafePro extension.

Once you have the database, you install Migrate Me on your new Joomla 3 system, and upload the database. Migrate Me then takes care of all the data and migrates all content to Joomla 2.5/3 compatible.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 24th 2013 - 18:06
Reply to steve h

Just migrated. Be sure your 1.5 database tables suffix are labeled jos otherwise it won't work. I had a specific suffix which was not recognized and had to rename them all to make it happen.
Best
Philippe

Philippe

July 25th 2013 - 14:49
Reply to steve h

Hi Philippe,

Thank you for your comment. Actually Migrate Me should work perfectly with all prefixes except for a very few reserved prefixes.

Please just ensure you have the latest version of Migrate Me and it should migrate all tables regardless of the table prefix.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

July 2nd 2013 - 19:39
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Hi,

I have a joomla site (1.5.26) and try to upgrade it to 2.5. With jupgrade I get a mistake and I think it would be the many site I have in my project. I have more than 2.000 content and menu records.

Do you think your software would be make the update?

Thanks for your answer.

Ole M

Ole M

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July 2nd 2013 - 21:48
Reply to Ole M

Hi there Ole,

Thank you for your email. Yes absolutely you can use Migrate Me to make the update.

Please just ensure you do not migrate any JUpgrade data and you will be fine.

All the best
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 24th 2013 - 21:05
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Hi

Can I select individual articles (or if not, then only articles in a specific category) and just migrate those item? In other words, I'd prefer, if possible, not to import all of my articles, just certain ones.

If this is not possible, I guess I can migrate all articles and then delete the ones I don't want to keep.

Thanks

Rowby

Rowby

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June 25th 2013 - 12:31
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Hi there Rowby,

All articles are migrated and upgraded to Joomla 3 in one go, so you can't specify just individual articles for import.

Sorry about that.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 24th 2013 - 14:27
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Hello, I´m upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5.11 and now in the Administration there are no icons or menues and I can´t customized the new installation :-(

Best regards and thank you for help your help

Gerd

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June 24th 2013 - 19:55
Reply to Gerd

Hi Gerd,

I am guessing that you previously used JUpgrade? Unfortunately when used alongside Migrate Me it corrupts data, and will cause issues like this.

Our advice is to not use JUpgrade, but if you have already tried it, ensure you do not import any JUpgrade data or tables during import time.

The best solution now is to access your administrator area if you can, and use your browser to go to administrator/?option=com_migrateme. Then re-import your data, but ensure you do not import the JUpgrade tables.

All the best
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

June 25th 2013 - 15:40
Reply to Gerd

Hi Barnaby,
thank you for your rapid answer!
I have deinstall JUpgrade before I start the Migration. Now I migrate against in a new installation with new database and select only the Joomla tables. But after migration the administration lool like before without icons and menu.

What´s happened?

Gerd

June 7th 2013 - 15:30
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I am importing my sql DB and it gives me a bad access error and I can't move on.

Marty

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June 7th 2013 - 15:33
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Hi there Marty,

Thanks for your comment. Please check your max_upload_size and post_max_size configuration settings are larger than your database import size. Most standard settings should be fine for regular databases, but for really large databases, you might need to change them.

You can check the current settings in Admin > System information > PHP Information, and you can change the settings by editing your php.ini file, or by asking your server admins.

Thanks & all the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 24th 2013 - 15:52
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Hi, there is also no Migrate me Button. I got a mysql backup and a datasafe pro backup. Whatever I select, nothing happens...

Best regards,
Heiko

Heiko

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May 24th 2013 - 17:30
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Hi there Heiko,

Please use a HTML5 enabled browser such as Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, and ensure you have the latest version of the software installed (version 1.3.1).

Thanks & all the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 24th 2013 - 17:41
Reply to Heiko

I use Mozilla Firefox and migrate me Version 0.4.5

Best regards,
Heiko

Heiko

May 24th 2013 - 18:13
Reply to Heiko

Please upgrade to the latest version of Migrate Me. You can download the latest version using the 'download' button in the menu bar. Thanks!

Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 24th 2013 - 18:24
Reply to Heiko

After reinstall and new version it works fine! Great tool! Many thanks!

Heiko

May 24th 2013 - 11:36
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Hi, can i use this software to migrate 1.5 to 2.5?

Herman nagel

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May 24th 2013 - 12:24
Reply to Herman nagel

Hi there,

Yes absolutely. You'll migrate all your article data, menus, categories, and so on, from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 22nd 2013 - 14:55
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I have installed MigrateMe in a new Joomla 2.5 and everything looks fine in the backend, but the frontend shows error 404. How do I fix this in a hurry?

Annette

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May 22nd 2013 - 17:39
Reply to Annette

Hi there Annette,

Thank you for your comment. My guess is that your 'home' link is pointing to an extension that you haven't yet installed on your Joomla 3 system. The fastest way to fix it so that your new Joomla 3 system works is to go to the Menu Manager, and edit the link marked 'Home'. If you set it to a standard Joomla link (e.g. Featured Articles) it should work just fine.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 14th 2013 - 07:48
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Will this consider the $secret in the configuration file may be different and update the stored/encypted password in the process?

Peter Mills

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May 14th 2013 - 07:50
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Also will this work on Joomla1.7 to 2.5 with different $secret values?

Peter Mills

May 14th 2013 - 08:25
Reply to Peter Mills

Hi Peter,

Passwords are not automatically updated. You will remain logged into your new Joomla system after upgrade, and your original 'Super user' admin login will still work, but the password algorithms have changed, so you'll need to reassign passwords for each user.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 9th 2013 - 12:54
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I am just about to upgrade my site to joomla 3, however not sure if I am better to just import users and users photos videos as I use jomsocial and most of my content is in that extension I dont have many articles would you recommend using an import export tool rather than this type of upgrade.

thanks for your advice.
Helen

Helen E

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May 9th 2013 - 18:16
Reply to Helen E

Hi Helen,

I should think that JomSocial will have their own migration system if there are any major changes between their component for Joomla 1.5 and 2.5/3.0.

If not though, MigrateMe is able to grab all your old JomSocial data, and it will import very fast so long as there is no difference in the database structure in Joomla 2.5/3.0. In fact, almost any extension should upgrade just fine using MigrateMe.

All the best - Barnaby Dixon

Barnaby Dixon

May 12th 2013 - 09:09
Reply to Helen E

JomSocial is not yet released for Joomla 3.x

leo lammerink

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