(Continued in Part 2 -- Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs)
As you are probably aware of, process of migrating data is one of the biggest challenges for any Magento migration project. If you have taken the decision to transfer to Magento 2, it is almost a no-brainer that you should be using a data migration tool to ease the migration process. Due to the complex difference of data structure between Magento 1 and Magento 2, you should know all the important aspects to get fully prepared before you start the migration procedure.
Last month, we had a great chance sharing our findings about Magento data migration -- (Infographic) 10 Questions To Ask Before Any Magento Big Data Migration which was featured on Cloudways (you can browse the full article here). It covers top 10 questions that you might take into account when coming up with a migration plan.
Since users reach us at Ubertheme with repeated questions as well, especially from ones who are new to our UB Data Migration Pro tool, we decided to put the commonly raised questions (FAQs) about our UB Data Migration Pro together below. This FAQs would be a good starting point that helps you prepare your migration plan properly. Continue reading
Magento 2 is going to gradually replace Magento 1, even though it doesn’t seem to be too urgent at the moment. It’s better to be fully prepared for moving though. And walking through real data migration projects will help you know available options to get ready with Magento 2 data migration.
Today we are going to discover a new successful Magento CE Data Migration project at Ubertheme. In this case study, Jeroen Schermer (Director at Freelaunch.nl) tells us about their Magento 2 data migration project; using UB Data Migration Pro to migrate Client/Order data and all 230,000 products to Magento 2.
Big thanks to Jeroen Schermer for your time and contributions to share your migration project with our friends at Ubertheme.
2016 has been filled with great moments and exciting projects. Even though it has been a busy end of year at Ubertheme, we want to share the recap of what we have been doing for the past few months and what is brewing behind the scenes.
Check out our top Magento 2 and Magento 1 projects and highlights below:
Top 5 Magento 2 Extension Updates
Ubertheme 2016 Recap: Top 5 Magento 2 Extension Updates
[M2] UB Data Migration Pro 3.0.4
This maintenance release fixes for specific special database migration cases and compatibility testing with the latest Magento 2.1.3. Our team worked hard on a complete overhaul -- version 3 release in October and all releases since. We are really excited about bringing this big release to you in 2016 and happy to see the Pro version has made it easy for many developers to migrate database from Magento 1 to Magento 2 with ease, like here and here.
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Are you facing a challenge when deciding to migrate from older Magento versions to the latest version of Magento 2? Simply submit a question in the comment section below and we will try to give you the best answers to help you avoid the many pitfalls found in Magento data migration.
The latest and most advanced e-commerce platform for Magento 2.0 has essentially been completely revamped compared to its 1.X release in Nov 2015. Consequently, moving to this new platform will be beneficial for most brands, retailers, and merchants. And as you might have guessed, data migration is a key component of the overall Magento 2.0 migration process.
If you are planning to migrate to Magento 2, it is almost a no-brainer that you should be using a migration tool to ease the migration process.
So, before you start, it’s crucial to learn what are all the important aspects you need to consider for this data migration? And what are the best practices to keep in mind?
You can find some hints via the infographic below — Magento 2 Data Migration Tool Box. Even though it previews the whole data migration process by providing an overview about UB Data Migration Pro tool, you can briefly learn about stages of the migration process; what is migrated and in what order. You can also learn how to delta migrate in the post-migration steps.
Jun 28, 2018 Update
UB Data Migration Pro version 3.1.5 has just been released -- here
, with an absolutely refreshed Dashboard UI. Fully compatible with Magento 2.2.5. It supports Command-line Interface (CLI) which allows you to proceed migration steps using the command lines in CLI mode, after completing all pre-migration setting steps.
After months of hard work, UB Data Migration Pro v3.0 (V3) is now a reality. I am excited to announce that the version 3 (V3) is a complete overhaul compared to its older sibling.
The new V3 provokes familiar questions:
- Can I migrate Magento 1 data into an existing Magento 2 database?
- I have new customers, order and inventory changes during the development time, can I transfer such new data from Magento 1 site without re-migration from the scratch?
- Is it possible to migrate only specific data portions?
The short answer: YES. Even better, the V3 makes life easier for large-scale data migration, with one of the most striking new features -- Delta migration.
UB Data Migration Pro V3
*** Feb 8, 2017 Note: We did work with Radford on the staging Winetasting.com server during the Magento 2 data migration process. At present this domain has been changed to a new one (confidential).
Back to May 2016, Radford approached our team at Ubertheme for the custom Magento 2 data migration inquiry. And until July, after Winetasting.com got things ready for the data migration project, Radford and our team moved forward with migrating 382,047 customer entities from Magento 1 to Magento 2.
Today we have a good chance to interview Radford Castro -- Lead Developer at Winetasting.com. He’s responsible for the day-to-day duties that are related to the web aspect of the business and working on migrating from an older platform to Magento 2.x.
Even though the project narrows down to migrating customer entity only, this case study gives you an idea of why Winetasting.com decided to start with Magento 2 and how they got the data migration ready to take advantage of this new platform.
Thanks to Radford for sitting down with us to share about your Winetasting.com data migration project.
Sept 13, 2016 Update: We had chance to interview Radford Castro — Lead Developer at Winetasting.com about the custom data migration project that I referred to below. Here is the details of the interview.
Our team had a chance to work on a custom migration project two weeks ago that a client needed our help to port only Customer data (382,047 records) to Magento 2.
This is an interesting Magento 2 migration task indeed.
Customer data is always of great importance to any Magento store and it’s a must-have item to be migrated. Let’s take this chance to have a closer look into significant perspectives related to migrating Customer data in Magento.
Insider Information: Migrate Customers Data to Magento 2
You might have a few questions in mind before migration:
- Does it require your customers to change their password after migration?
- What are the changes in the (Magento 1) Customer’s table structure, compared to Magento 2?
- For a Magento store with big customer data, how to flexibly migrate such data portion?
As you can see, when coming to particular Magento’s database migration, beside Customer, it involves in different components -- Websites, stores, store views; Attribute sets, attribute groups, attributes; Categories; Products; Sales data; Product reviews, Rating data; Other data like tax rules etc. If you wish to have a quick overview into these data portions, this infographic will help -- Key changes in Magento 1 vs Magento 2 database structure.
For now, let’s dive in the Customer data in Magento 2. Continue reading
Starting from the early 2015 when our development team was working on the first instance of UB Data Migration tool, we had chance to dive in and explore Magento 2, especially the differences between Magento 1 and Magento 2 database. And we see there are a significant number of changes in the database structure that are worth highlighting.
It took us pretty much of time to update the changes in accordance with Magento 2 development process. However it’s beneficial to our internal product development indeed. And we think this would also be good to anyone new to Magento 2 who wants to become familiar with the key changes in Magento 2. So we end up with the idea to create an infographic that puts those findings together.
The infographic is formatted to give a quick overview of key changes in Magento 2 database structures, compared to Magento 1. Please note the comparison is for quick reference rather than detailing every aspect of the database. Continue reading
Sept 20, 2018 Update
: UB Data Migration Pro version 3.1.6 has just been released -- here
, with an absolutely brand new Dashboard UI. Fully compatible with Magento 2.2.6. It supports delta migration, PHP Memcached and fully ready for large-scale data migration.
Moving your store to Magento 2 to take full advantage of it’s new design is now possible for many shop owners. It’s clear to see a lot of improvements in the whole new Magento 2 structure, but there is one big disadvantage. The difference between Magento 1 and 2 architecture is huge, which means that data isn’t easily transferable; how will you do it if you want to upgrade your Magento 1 shop to a Magento 2 shop?
Since early 2015, we at Ubertheme have worked on, and continually improved, a free UB Data Migration tool that migrates the data from Magento 1’s database to the Magento 2’s; using the right structure for Magento 2’s new database architecture.
Long story short, we transfer the data for you without the errors that are typical when there are such sweeping changes in software architecture.
This free tool has helped to ease the migration process for thousands of people across the world already. However, to provide a better, stable and more feature-rich solution for Magento 2 migration, our team decided to upgrade to a premium migration tool — UB Data Migration Pro that gives us the chance to maintain an active update, patches and bug fixes.
Now, let’s see how UB Data Migration can help and will be a good fit for your migration project’s needs. Continue reading
Changelog for UB Data Migration Lite (version 1.0.6)
Latest update: May 6, 2016
The old releases for UB Data Migration (free version) are no longer maintained and are replaced with a newer release -- UB Data Migration Lite (free).
After careful consideration, we have decided to create a Premium version UB Data Migration Pro, as this way we will have more opportunity and resources to revamp the whole code base and add more features, while providing active bug fixes maintenance.