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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 ...
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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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Dependency Injection migration path to 8.2

In my experience, when you plan major changes in your solution, the worst thing you can do is apply all of them at once. When you inevitably run into problems, you won't know which of the changes ...
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Does Sitecore 9.1 support WFFM?

No, it does not. Also see here: https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Web_Forms_For_Marketers.aspx It states: Note! Web Forms For Marketers was deprecated with the release of Sitecore XP 9.1 9.0....
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xconnect 9.0.2 can not connect to SQL server

The shard manager also keeps connection configuration in the [__ShardManagement].[ShardsGlobal] table of the ShardMapManager database. There is a ServerName, Port and DatabasName in there, so make ...
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Where do upgrade packages go to when uploaded?

There is a package directory for the Update Wizard packages at the following path under the site root: \sitecore\admin\Packages
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What is the best practice for managing Web.config changes in a solution?

Pre Sitecore 8.1 (which splits out the Sitecore node into /App_Config/Sitecore.config) - I generally create my own Sitecore.config and patch that into the web.config in the same way as the connection ...
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Can ECM 2.2 be upgraded with analytics data to EXM 3.3 at all?

As the product owner, let me confirm. In version 1.x --> 3.2 the Email reporting stack was built on a foundation that was inconsistent, inaccurate and not able to scale with the future of Sitecore. ...
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Some Experience Editor icons are missing after upgrade to 9.0 Update 1

Well, now it's working all of a sudden after having spent most of the day on this... What I've done recently is run the Clean up databases from the Control Panel and rebuild the link database and the ...
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How to handle xDB during a Sitecore upgrade?

To answer your question, really, I feel it's prudent to walk through the deployment steps and call out where places that might be gotchas. I'll finish with a summary of what I would do. Sitecore ...
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Dependency Injection migration path to 8.2

One might think that there is already a similar question on this matter. However, your exact question is a bit different. An Upgrade Approach As far as unwiring the existing DI containers (and ...
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Unable to upgrade sitecore nuget 8. 2 to 9.0.1

This seems to be related to the .net version you are targetting on your projects. Sitecore 9 requires .Net 4.6.2 or 4.7. It seems like one or some of your projects are using 4.5.2. Compatibility ...
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Tracking for profile not working after upgrade

The issue you have is that one or more of your profiles are corrupt. Either by renaming or deleting. Everything internal to Sitecore profiling works off of names, not profile keys item or pattern card ...
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What is the best practice for managing Web.config changes in a solution?

By far the most common solution to this is to use Web.config transforms built into Visual Studio and MSBUILD. The following MSDN articles should give a good jumping point: https://msdn.microsoft.com/...
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What are the main improvements of Sitecore 8.2, compared to 8.1?

The Sitecore 8.2 Release Notes provide a wealth of information around the changes that come along with 8.2. I would definitely pay attention to the breaking changes section. Largely, the 8.2 Version ...
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Are there any specific reserved field names that shouldn't be used in Sitecore?

There definitely are reserved field names. Any field on the Standard Template should not be used. I would also recommend you use an Id where possible. You can see the use of this pattern in the ...
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"No parameterless constructor defined for this object" after upgrade to Sitecore 8.2

The reason you are getting No parameterless constructor error is because Sitecore cannot create an instance of your controller that takes parameters. Without dependency injection working correctly, ...
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Upgrade to Sitecore 8.x from 6.x

Having done a fair few of such upgrades in the past, I'll chip in with my own view as well. And it will probably not be entirely without controversy. Scrap and rebuild My advise to you would be: scrap ...
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Possible Upgrade Strategy

Your idea is similar to the way that I used to perform upgrades before TDS. The below is the strategy that I used to use, which I call the "Hybrid-Clean Upgrade Strategy": Hybrid-Clean ...
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Sitecore 8.2 upgrade to Sitecore 9.0

You can find the downloads for the migration/upgrade tools on the Sitecore 9 release page: Sitecore 9.0 Initial Release Downloads Since you are on 8.2, you can use the 'upgrade' package there. ...
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Login programmatically in Sitecore 8.2

You have redirect user to "/sitecore" instead. You will also need to create the cookie by calling createticket function. Here's a snippet of what should be called after AuthenticationManager.Login. ...
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How do you resolve a MongoDB 'connection string is not valid' after upgrading?

The MongoDB driver between the two version changed, which includes a refactoring of the validation for connection strings. Checking with MongoDB.Driver.dll the version details can be seen as the ...
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Html cache clear error after upgrade Sitecore from 9.0.2 to 9.3

Adding to @Gatogordo's answer, you may have a site configuration which includes the HtmlCacheClearer instead, such as: <events> <event name="publish:end"> <handler type="Sitecore....
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How do I rebuild the Quick Search Index in Sitecore 8.2?

The system index from <search> node was marked Obsolete in config (SC8.1.3) and completely removed in Sitecore 8.2 Initial Release. <search> <!-- Obsolete: the API that uses this ...
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Upgrading from 8.1 to 8.2 having an error

Pipeline Sitecore.Pipelines.Loader.ShowHistory is no longer used. Check your web.config (or sitecore.config) in App_Config and remove reference to this pipeline. But, if you have issue with this ...
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Upgrade to Sitecore 8.x from 6.x

In short it's not easy to do this as version 6 is pretty old (nearly 9 years old to be exact!). Sitecore have released a tool to upgrade from 6.6 or 7.2 to 8.2 but it will not do everything for you ...
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Sitecore 8.2 Update 6 Upgrade Question

This is a typo in the upgrade guide. It should state Sitecore 8.2 rev. 171121 (Update-6) Update Package. In more recent versions of the upgrade process, Sitecore has changed the way they allow the ...
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Alarm clock event subscriber error "Unable to translate bytes"

Contacted Sitecore Support and its related to corrupted submitQueue folder content. Once cleared the SubmitQueue data, issue went away. Following is the answer from Sitecore Support: From the logs ...
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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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