[Koha] database migration 3.2 to 3.6

Chris Nighswonger cnighswonger at foundations.edu
Thu Dec 8 05:26:45 NZDT 2011

Hi Paul,

It's really rather straight forward:

1. Backup your db
2. Get you new installation up and running completely over the default db.
3. Restore db to your new installation (using msyql client, and call
it whatever you like so long as you update koha-conf.xml to reflect
the new name)
4. Koha will automatically bring the older db up to date after the restore.

If you have template customizations, you are in for a bit more of a
ride. I think there is a script done by Chris C which may help convert
tmpl stuff to tt stuff, but there will probably be much hand work to
do after that.

Kind Regards,

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Paul <paul.a at aandc.org> wrote:
> We have looked in the manual and the wiki and unfortunately cannot find
> details on database migration 3.2 to 3.6.  We have a production server using
> 3.2 with some 15,000 biblios (more items) together with staff and patron
> details, preferences etc.
> We have built a new server (Ubuntu 11.10 with mostly Debian Squeeze added
> modules) LAN only. It is not dedicated to Koha, but also serves several
> internal websites and databases.  All is now fully functional, and we are at
> the point of running Makefile.PL (i.e, all Perl, Apache, Zebra, MySQL etc
> has been double checked in preparation for Koha 3.06.01).
> We are looking for advice as to:
>        - at what stage (before or after Koha installation) should we copy
> over the current kohadb and how should we do this? Preferably we would like
> to rename it to koha306db.
>        - is there a detailed write up anywhere on the data
> migration|conversion for the new template usage?
>        - any other advice on potential difficulties, errors, pitfalls etc
> Thanks - Paul
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