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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => FAQ Frequently Asked Questions => Topic started by: Milbo on December 21, 2011, 02:57:18 am

Title: Migrate/update from virtuemart 1 to virtuemart 2? vm1 to vm2
Post by: Milbo on December 21, 2011, 02:57:18 am
There is a new updater for joomla and virtuemart and some other components,

We strongly recommened to use this component. Install a fresh joomla 2.5 on the same or a new server, then you can migrate without export/import action directly in your new fresh page. You do not even have a working installation. You just need some files (media) at the right place and the tables. It is also the best migrator for joomla 1.5 to joomla 2.5 available. It even keeps your old ids. There are even rumours that people managed it to import successfully old j1.0/vm1.0 combination (of course just the virtuemart important stuff).

There is a migrator within virtuemart 2.

It migrates for you the shoppergroups, categories, manufacturers, manufacturer categories, the products and orders.

It does not migrate product types, product attributes and similar.
To get the best result follow this steps:

You can also start with the latest joomla 2.5 and the latest VirtueMart 2.  Remind to copy the images, the _vm_ tables and the joomla users table.