Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

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Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by antonios » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 pm

Hi
I am trying to upgrade my Joomla site from 1.5.21 to 3.x and I read in the instructions on how to do this that I should first upgrade to the last stable version 1.5.26. The thing is that I am suggested to do a back up before upgrading and the plugin that I used (Akeeba) doens't work any longer so I do not know how else I can do the back up, since newer versions of Akeeba won't install on my site.
What can I do?

Also I am not sure how to run the upgrade once I manage to do the backup (haven't done it in quite a while...)
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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by toivo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:03 pm

You can still download an older version of Akeeba Backup, 3.4.6, which is compatible with Joomla 1.5:

https://www.akeebabackup.com/compatibil ... eebabackup

https://www.akeebabackup.com/download/a ... 3-4-6.html

You can ask questions about the migration process at the Migrating and Upgrading to Joomla! 3.x forum at viewforum.php?f=710
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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:18 pm

https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla ... format=zip

On 1.5 you update by uploading the files in the package with ftp and overwriting.

Going from 1.5 to 3.x, you have to migrate to a new site. That means the source site is left untouched.

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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by antonios » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:09 am

Thanks!

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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by Webdongle » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:53 am

You could use something from https://extensions.joomla.org/category/ ... migration/ But I would recommend rebuilding the site completely. Because Migration takes several migration steps and does not migrate menus or 3rd party extensions


You can use this guide to migrate 1.5 to 3.x https://www.eshiol.it/31-guide/j2xml/37 ... to-30.html . It will transfer Articles and users directly from 1.5.x to 3.x in one step (i.e. without migrating via other versions). Highly recommend this method.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Could not find XML setup file when upgrading to 1.5.26 first before 3.x

Post by antonios » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:01 am

Hi
first of all thanks for publishing this migration guide.
I am currently at step 1. I am upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26. When doing this I receive the following
error message: Error! Could not find an XML setup file in the package.
Can anyone help?
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Last edited by toivo on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: mod note: merged with the current topic in Migrating to 3.x

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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:19 pm

Per Yngve Berg wrote:On 1.5 you update by uploading the files in the package with ftp and overwriting
Did you unzip the file and upload with ftp.

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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by antonios » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 pm

No. I supplied the zip file directly to the "Upload package file" text box where I can browse for the file which is stored in my hard disk. Then pushed the button "Upload File & Install"

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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by sozzled » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:22 pm

antonios wrote:I supplied the zip file directly to the "Upload package file" text box where I can browse for the file which is stored in my hard disk. Then pushed the button "Upload File & Install"
You cannot update J! 1.5 like that. Please see again, @Per's instructions
Per Yngve Berg wrote:On 1.5 you update by [unzipping the the files in the package and] uploading the files in the package with FTP ...
This method replaces the older J! 1.5.21 files; this is how you update in J! 1.5.
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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by Webdongle » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:06 pm

antonios wrote:No. I supplied the zip file directly to the "Upload package file" text box where I can browse for the file which is stored in my hard disk. Then pushed the button "Upload File & Install"
Perhaps you missed
Per Yngve Berg wrote:...
On 1.5 you update by uploading the files in the package with ftp and overwriting...
six posts ago viewtopic.php?p=3531809#p3531715
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by antonios » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:05 am

Hu...so I should literally copy the new on top of the old one.....scary! (but then I have the back-up...)

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Re: Upgrading from 1.5.21 to 1.5.26

Post by Webdongle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:46 am

Yep for 1.5 only
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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