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  • Nick 2 posts 72 karma points
    Mar 01, 2019 @ 22:58

    Um7 to Um8 Database Migration Steps

    Hi All,

    I've been reading through the blogs and other parts of the site, and the documenatation / blogs suggest that currently the best way to migrate a 7 to 8 site is by migrating the databases first and then rebuilding the rest.

    Ok, sounds good. The docs also I believe mentioned there is a tool to do the migration process, but I'm at a loss to find it.

    Is there a script somewhere that does this database conversion process? Or a set of docs on it?

    I want to give it a whirl, but I'm not sure how to begin.


  • Jan Skovgaard 11244 posts 23437 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Mar 02, 2019 @ 12:24
    Jan Skovgaard

    Hi Nick and welcome to our :)

    If I'm not mistaken all I have seen is mention of the migration documentation being work in progress so I don't think anything official has been released yet. But hopefully there will be some more documentation about available soon.

    From this blogpost about the v8 release it says

    While automatic upgrades from Umbraco 7 to Umbraco 8 will not be possible, very soon it will be possible to migrate your content (content/media/members) from the latest version of Umbraco 7 to Umbraco 8.0. We will let you know when we have more information ready on this, including documentation and information on best practices to follow.

    It also refers to this post, which may contain some useful information but might not be comprehensive enough to get you started.

    So I guess all one can say for now is "Stay tuned" :-)


  • Nick 2 posts 72 karma points
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 16:26

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for the response. Perhaps it was that second post where I saw some mention of a tool to convert the databases over.

    Ok, sounds like it's still just too early to attempt this, so I'll wait.


    Best, ~Nick

  • Vojtěch Macháček 39 posts 191 karma points
    May 04, 2019 @ 10:33
    Vojtěch Macháček

    Is there a tool for DB migration from 7 to 8?

  • Søren Kottal 448 posts 2785 karma points MVP c-trib
    May 04, 2019 @ 14:56
    Søren Kottal

    Not yet, sorry.

  • Dano George 3 posts 73 karma points
    Oct 25, 2019 @ 08:16
    Dano George

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for the reference. I'm waiting for the updates too. I thought about upgrading Umbraco 7 via nuGet, but then read the article by Robert Foster on YourITTeam: Upgrading to Umbraco v8 and related packages? Look before you leap! A must read for those who are in doubts.

  • Dano George 3 posts 73 karma points
    Oct 25, 2019 @ 10:30
    Dano George

    Upgrading to Umbraco v8 and related packages with essaytyper mobile tools. A must read for those who are in doubts.

    Update: just forgot to mention the above article reference. Here it is: Upgrading to Umbraco v8 and related packages

  • Jeffrey Veer 27 posts 243 karma points
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 09:10
    Jeffrey Veer


    I just noticed this post in the forum, but with Umbraco 8.1.0 a migration tool has been released for migrating content.

    See the article on Our Umbraco here:

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