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How to Migrate from 1.2 to 1.3?

Jul 27, 2010 at 9:38 PM

I have a blog using graffiti 1.2 and using VistaDB, i want to migrate it to be 1.3 using mysql.

But sure i want to transfer all data that exists in the vistadb to mysql, is there a way to do that as i can't find any way online to do this migration.

 

Thanks,

Coordinator
Jul 27, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Here is a blog post about migrating from 1.2 to 1.3 :: http://weblogs.asp.net/albertpascual/archive/2010/01/11/upgrading-to-graffiti-cms-1-3-open-source-version.aspx

 

There is a data mover utility in your 1.2 download that can migrate your data from VistaDB to MySQL.

Editor
Jul 27, 2010 at 9:52 PM
I actually just made this transition over the weekend (except to MSSQL instead of MySQL). It was pretty straight forward using the Data Mover Tool. There were a few changes that needed to be made and some third party extensions that didn't work, but all pretty simple stuff to fix. I'll try to post a list for you that may or may not help your particular installation.
Jul 27, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Yes please send me the steps you did, this will help me too much.

Where i can find this Data Mover Tool?

Jul 27, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Where i can find this data mover utility?

Editor
Jul 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM
Edited Jul 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM
1. Download source and necessary libraries as per http://graffiticms.codeplex.com/ instructions. 2. Downloaded Current Live Database 3. Backed Up Current Live Site 4. Created New SQL Database 5. Used SQL Server Management tool to connect to remote database, ran sql schema script on the database 6. Used data mover tool to migrate the vistaDB to the remote sql database (change connection string for the remote sql server in web.config). 7. Compiled solution and published it locally. 8. Copied files directory from existing site to freshly newly site. 9. Copied the theme replace dll from old site to new site. 10. Look for plugins not yet compatible with 1.3
Jul 27, 2010 at 11:02 PM
brianzalk wrote:
1. Download source and necessary libraries as per http://graffiticms.codeplex.com/ instructions. 2. Downloaded Current Live Database 3. Backed Up Current Live Site 4. Created New SQL Database 5. Used SQL Server Management tool to connect to remote database, ran sql schema script on the database 6. Used data mover tool to migrate the vistaDB to the remote sql database (change connection string for the remote sql server in web.config). 7. Compiled solution and published it locally. 8. Copied files directory from existing site to freshly newly site. 9. Copied the theme replace dll from old site to new site. 10. Look for plugins not yet compatible with 1.3

What is the data mover tool?

Jul 28, 2010 at 12:33 AM

I got it, i found the data mover tool in the source code folder, thanks