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Migrating from 4.3.2 to 6b1

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I'm the webmaster of and I have to thank Chris for helping me out during its setup more than a year ago.

Problem with 4.3.2 and with the magazine has been that it's been running slow, having several thousands of catalogue entries.

Reading that the new 6b1 version runs blazingly fast just when I changed everything in the layout from tables to CSS and getting ready to migrate to a new VPS server, the timing was just perfect.

I'll just need help with the migration process. I don't really care about keeping the previous themes, as I said I'm switching to new code, replacing flash with jquery and tables with css.

I do care a lot though about migrating a few thousand reviews, interviews, news articles and reports over.

I also don't care about the forum, foras are dead as it is and facebook/twitter integration is the way to go. I'm just looking for a simple way to export several thousands of entries from one platform and peacefully import them to the other.

Ideally something like export to zip and import from zip that would create the catalogue along with its structure would be perfect; I'd be able to make a local copy of the 4.3.2 version to my server, upgrade it to 6b1, export the catalogues and reimport them to a fresh install of 6b1 then work the new theme there.

Any other suggestions on catalogue migration? :$
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I've gone this route previously and succeeded - although not without a bit of 'hair-pulling'.

I think you will find most of the pitfalls documented in my thread, which probably leaves a few gaps, but it is somewhere to start …

Good luck!


Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Thanks a lot Fletch, on to study your thread, really appreciate it!
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