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Note: We suggest you, as a best practice advise, to run this process minimum twice (but you can do it as often as you want): the first time, you'll send us your database, we will migrate it, and you'll test the results. The second time, once your tests are validated and you're ready for the effective migration, you'll send us an up-to-date database. (See below for more details)
We will describe hereunder the 3 or 4 steps you have to follow for your database migration. We suggest you, as a best practice advise, to run this process minimum twice (but you can do it as often as you want): the first time, after sending us your database, you'll get it back migrated to the version of your choice. You'll then have a period of tests, checking that data and process are still correct and working. After your tests validation, you're now ready for the effective migration and so you'll send us an up-to-date version of your database. We will apply the migration process again and you'll finally get the migrated database to install and use in production.
We remind you that you're in charge of your database cleaning and that the migration warranty only concerns standard/certified modules. If you made some specific developments and want to keep them, be sure that they are grouped in a separated module. You have the choice to migrate them yourself or ask us to do it (for more info, please contact your Openerp Account Manager or email@example.com). (For further information, have a look at our OpenERP Publisher's Warranty or contact our technical team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 81 81 37 00)
Create a backup of you database and upload it.
If you need technical information about the backup procedure, please read our FAQ [?]. If your question is not answered, you can send an email message to email@example.com and our Migration Team will be very pleased to answer it.
You also have the possibility to anonymize your data before uploading your database. The anonymization module is a standard OpenERP module since version 6.0. If you want to anonymize your v5.0 database, you need to download it here .
Once we receive your database, we run our migration process and test your database.
Our migration process is automated as much as possible, but there can be some manual work necessary, depending on your data's complexity. It's possible that during step 2, we detect that the migration process can not end correctly and that we need to customize our scripts for your database. This operation may take between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on the complexity of your database. After the migration script adaptation, you will receive an e-mail with a link where you can download your migrated database.
You can download your migrated database and reinstall it on your new OpenERP version. If you made the anonymization process at step 1, you'll have to reverse it to recover your real data.
Frequently Asked Questions
In previous versions (prior to 6.1), the openerp server was not using any timezone information when storing timestamp values.
In version 6.1, the openerp server will store all timestamp values in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
If you don't supply this information, you'll need to convert these values yourself or contact the Migration Team to give that information. With this information in hand Migration Team will be able to convert these values for you with the next Migration request you'll ask.
Do you want to migrate your database for testing purpose or for production purpose ?
If you upload your database for testing purpose, Our Quality Team will
perform functional tests after it has been migrated.
During this time, your migrated database will not be available for
Starting from version 7.0, we decided to fully test a migrated database before sending it to our customers. This will increase the quality of the result our customer receive and avoid them wasting time to test simple and standard flow.
This is normally the option you need to choose if this is the first time you upload your database for a given target version.
If you upload your database for production purpose, Our Quality Team will
no longer perform functional tests on it and you will receive your database
right after it has been migrated.
You can choose this option if you already have uploaded your database for testing purpose before (for a given target version).
The original OpenERP version.
The OpenERP version you want to migrate to.