D5 To D6 Upgrade

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D5 To D6 Upgrade

  1. 1. Drupal Gotchas in a D5 to D6 Upgrade
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Steps in an upgrade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Execute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gotchas </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plan <ul><li>Upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Steps <ul><li>Backup (files and database) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GUI (phpmyadmin) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module – Backup and Migrate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setup Test site </li></ul><ul><li>Install Drupal 6, all contrib modules and theme. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prepare Site <ul><li>Turn off contributed modules (do not uninstall) </li></ul><ul><li>Change theme to Garland or bluemarine </li></ul><ul><li>Set to maintenance mode </li></ul><ul><li>Login as user 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Export database </li></ul>
  6. 6. Gotcha's <ul><li>.info file for themes </li></ul><ul><li>Running update.php but not logged in as user/1 – set access to True in settings.php </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Upgrading - more sophisticated approach ( http://drupal.org/node/323089 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Convert a Drupal 5 theme to 6 ( http://wtanaka.com/drupal/convert-theme-6 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrading Drupal ( http://drupal.org/upgrade/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Converting 5.x themes to 6.x ( http://drupal.org/node/132442 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Converting 5.x modules to 6.x ( http://drupal.org/node/114774 ) </li></ul>

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