[Koha] Conver Koha 2.2.5 database to 3.2.2

Bob Birchall bob at calyx.net.au
Thu Feb 18 16:24:06 NZDT 2016

On 18/02/16 08:16, jre18 wrote:
> Hello I am looking for a little direction/instruction.
> We currently have a very old Koha server (2.2.5) running on Ubuntu 6.06.1
> LTS.
> I have built a new Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS server and would like to install Koha
> there and import my databases from the old server.  The version of Koha that
> I have installed is now 3.2.2 on this new server.
> How do I get the database information imported there to get the new server
> up and running?
> I tried following the instrcutions here but it did not work
> (http://kohageek.blogspot.com/2015/08/move-old-koha-database-to-new.html).
> When I upgrade the database schema everything seems to go well.  When I run
> the reindex of Zebra everything seems to fail.
> When I then goto the intra login page I can sign in with any old
> credentials, and when I sign in with the new ones created during
> installation I see:
> Software error:
> Can't use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference at /usr/lib/perl5/DBI.pm
> line 2064.
> Any help would be appreciated.  I'm new to Koha, just trying to get things
> up to date.
That's a big upgrade.  You will get different opinions on this, but my 
advice is to export your bibliographic and patron data from the old koha 
and re-import the data to a new Koha (3.20 or 3.22).  You might lose 
some historic data, but its often not valuable data anyway.  You will 
need to amend your item records in a MARC editor - check the Koha to 
Marc Mapping for the Items table in your new Koha.  I believe this will 
be much easier than going through the several stages required to achieve 
an upgrade.

Be sure to install your new Koha from the Debian packages.  There are 
instructions for Ubuntu on the wiki.  (You are much better advised to 
seek instruction from the Koha wiki and this list rather than stuff you 
find on the internet, which can rapidly become outdated.  The Koha 
project moves very quickly.)

My opinion.  I hope it helps.

Bob Birchall

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