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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

When I did an upgrade from 7.2 to 8.1 earlier this year, I followed these steps: Setup a new instance of Sitecore 8.1 and configure it according to the documentation. Get my settings/layouts into ...
Keith VanderVeen's user avatar
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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

I normally try to split DB upgrading from code upgrading. This allows me to run the DB upgrade process of vanilla Sitecore instances where any customisations won't interfere with the db upgrade ...
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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

The answer to this depends on the context of your project. Sitecore's recommendations are to make incremental upgrades for every version and updates as well since your current to the latest you are ...
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What do the release notes for the Express Migration Tool mean when they refer to "etalon"?

This is quite amusing :-) Here's a summary from one of the developers of the module: The "Etalon" instance is a synonym of "comparison" instance. It's a clean Sitecore instance with the same ...
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Migration from Fortis DynamicPlaceholders to Sitecore 9 DynamicPlaceholders

This is the script I've used in the past: # specify your path here. It is most likely be page templates and page content $startPath = "/sitecore/content" Get-ChildItem -Path $startPath -Recurse | ...
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What do the release notes for the Express Migration Tool mean when they refer to "etalon"?

etalon does indeed refer to the comparison instance, but it should not have made it into public-facing documentation. 'Comparison instance' is the official term (not as fun, but there you go) and the ...
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What do the release notes for the Express Migration Tool mean when they refer to "etalon"?

I would like to think that it is based on the race car from Sleeping Dogs: http://sleepingdogs.wikia.com/wiki/Etalon A high-speed vehicle based on a Danish supercar? Sounds about right for the ...
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Upgrade Sitecore 7.2 SQL Analytics Database to Sitecore 9.0

Sitecore (along with DMS Data) should be upgraded together. While the Express Migration Tool looks appetizing, it does not upgrade DMS data. The important guide for Sitecore Analytics is the xDB ...
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Disadvantage of using SQL with WFFM?

This might be an opinionated question/answer, but I don't think there are real disadvantages. Assuming you have xDB enabled (otherwise the answer is simple and you have to use sql) you should choose ...
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Migrating content from sitecore 7.2

There are a number of approaches people have taken to accomplish such a task. One of my preferences is to use the Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE) module. With some knowledge of PowerShell, you ...
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How to clean up date field values migrated from old Sitecore versions

Here is a prototype for you to test with in your non-production instance. Sitecore PowerShell Extensions $items = @(Get-Item -Path "master:\content\home") + @(Get-ChildItem -Path "master:\content\...
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Migration from Fortis DynamicPlaceholders to Sitecore 9 DynamicPlaceholders

Here is a modified version of @vzaverugo's script to account for when you have multiple placeholders with the same name in a single rendering. Fortis will append an incremental seed suffix. Sitecore 9 ...
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Sitecore 8.2 to 9.3 Upgrade the databases approach

You need to follow the upgrade guide that you can download from https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_Experience_Platform/93/Sitecore_Experience_Platform_93_Initial_Release.aspx Also after doing ...
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Migrating WFFM to Sitecore 9 Forms Module

Sitecore Forms and WFFM are 2 different modules that happen to handle the same functionality (forms). There is no migration path available and at the moment there is no mention of anything like that ...
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Best way to upgrade from Sitecore 8.0 Update 2 to 8.2 Update 1

The tool currently only supports upgrading from 7.2. You'll have 2 options when it comes to upgrading: Follow the standard upgrade process from Sitecore. You'll need to upgrade in order, so you'll ...
Patrick Barron's user avatar
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What do the release notes for the Express Migration Tool mean when they refer to "etalon"?

Etalon means "standard" or "reference" in many languages: https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/etalon If you decompile the Express Migration Tool, you'll see that this is all over the place. There's ...
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Upgrade Sitecore 7.2 SQL Analytics Database to Sitecore 9.0

I'm not sure if this would even work, or if the data would even make sense. The analytics data model from DMS in 7.2 is nothing like what xDB is now in 9.0. Even if you could somehow run tools to go ...
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"String was not recognized as a valid DateTime" error

The issue may be related to your other question where it appears that you have some invalid date formats. From the StackTrace it looks like the issue is related to one of the Media facets. I would try ...
Christian Hagelid's user avatar
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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

To inform item 7 in your preparation plan, look at the Sitecore Modules Compatibility Table for Sitecore XP: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/541788 Ensure the modules you are using are compatible ...
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Is it possible to create sxa page in non sxa website?

No - this is not possible. An SXA Page requires the SXA layout and the predefined structure for an SXA site. Either the site must be all SXA or it is just not SXA. The only way to convert your ...
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Can we migrate Google analytics data to Sitecore xDB?

I think that this is probably going to result in opinionated answers. But the question does have merit. tl/dr; Use both. Don't silo yourself into just one platform. The more data you have, the ...
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What do the release notes for the Express Migration Tool mean when they refer to "etalon"?

I don't know if we can get this confirmed. But I'm almost certain, in this context, etalon refers to ETL - Extract, Transform, Load. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extract,_transform,_load Data ...
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Migrating a large media library

There is a quite elegant solution proposed in the sitecore community. Basically, what you have to do is that you need to attach your "old" master database to the "new" sitecore instance as another ...
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Sitecore 9 update 1 xDB Data Migration Tool Pipeline Batch Extremely slow/hangs

I do not know if my answer will be full however it may help. If you are going to migrate a huge number of contacts and its interactions via xDB Data Migration Tool you need to know how to configure ...
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xDB SC 8 to SC9 migration and custom facets

http://integrationsdn.sitecore.net/xDBDataMigrationTool/v2.0.1/adding-custom-data/facets/index.html This will explain how to determine the data to migrate, how to write the components to store your ...
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Is it possible to create sxa page in non sxa website?

I don't think you will be able to do that. Firstly, the views (.cshmlt) used by SXA won't be reachable by your pages if they are not part of an SXA website. You are going to have a lot of these: ...
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Express Migration Tool Archived Items

Sitecore support has filed a feature request to have the Express Migration Tool move data from the archives. In the meantime running a SQL query to get the data over works. You will need to get to ...
Lyle Jordan's user avatar
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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

Also know that you will need to upgrade the .NET version to 4.5.2 for all projects. Are you using solr? Then consider upgrading that too. Here is the solr compatibility table and instructions for Solr ...
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ItemManager.AddFromTemplate. How to set language used

ItemManager.AddFromTemplate method uses your current language. You can wrap your code into Language lang = Language.Parse("your-lang-name"); using (new LanguageSwitcher(lang)) { ItemManager....
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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

You have to migrate 6.5 to 7.2 through every revision with manual update. You may have a lot of issues to fix, especially if you are using indexes extensively. We did have a lot of issues as we were ...
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