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Migrating Magento
alex

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November 1, 2013 - 8:38 am
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Firstly thanks for this great site, I am really looking forward to the updates and info!

Ihave been using Magento for my shop but I am planing to upgrade to Magento 1.8, however due to me being a noon, over the last few months I have been installing/removing a bunch of extensions, breaking and fixing things. Now basically my magento install is full of extra folders, DB tablea and files that I don’t really use and I don’t particularly like it.

I am planning to do a clean install to neaten things up so I can make sure I only install extensions that I need, but I am not too sure how I go about copying only the product, customer,order, and config to the clean install. Does anyone know what tables I need to copy as I don’t want to copy the entire DB.

I will appreciate any help, and I understand the answer might not be simple, but if anyone could point me in the correct direction it would be appreciated.

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 1, 2013 - 4:52 pm
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Hi @alex,

Ace question, however no matter how much I type here, this needs a proper set of guides to do it properly.

However as a temporary fix/solution:

What I would suggest is grabbing a freelancer to do this for you from any of the major sites for this.

What you could do with the products & customers is use this http://www.magentocommerce.com…..nformation which is the dataflow manager for Magento. This will be fine on small numbers of products & customers, if it’s loads, ie >2,000 database table transfers would most likely be better. And as for orders not sure is my honest answer here, it’s something I have not personally done.

Hope that kinda helps you!

Matt

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alex

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November 2, 2013 - 5:04 pm
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Thanks for the help, and I do agree about the need for a long guide.

But still I appreciate your help, I might look into the export/import option as I dont have too much customer/product data right now.

Regarding a freelancer, do you have any advice on how to go about finding someone who is reputable/trustworthy? As I don’t exactly like the thought of giving someone free access to my server.

Thanks for your advice.

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 5, 2013 - 9:47 pm
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Hi @alex,

That’s generally the easy part, as all the freelancing sites have feedback systems of some kind :)

If you’re looking for a trusted party, ask the chaps over at http://dzine-hub.com they specialise in design, but have migrated sites before.

Matt

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