I've been having nothing but problems attempting to migrate a site from 3.7SP4 to 5.0. I have scoured the forums and read & watched all of the information Sitefinity posted that I can find. I've set up my local environment as instructed, but at this point I'm running into 2 issues.
First, I tried using the SF 5 Project Manager to set up the 3.7 site for migration. The automated process did not work, so I followed the manual process. After doing that, I attempted to browse to http://localhost:81/MigrationService.svc
(where the svc was copied) and I see what is showing in attachment1.jpg. According to the Josh Morales video, I'm supposed to see the service details. The log files reveal absolutely nothing about the error. Searching the error on Microsoft Support and attempting their solutions do nothing. Anyone ever encounter this and know of a solution?
I decided to just leave it and try to move forward with the migration. So, I set up a new blank SF 5.0 project as its own website in my local IIS. That actually worked, so I was excited about that. When I browsed to the local instance (http://localhost:82/Sitefinity
), I saw the option to migrate a project from 3.7. I enter the appropriate information and get the completely non-descript error seen in attachment2.jpg. The log files reveal nothing about the error.
I suspect the migration doesn't work because there's a problem reading the .svc on the 3.7 site. Who knows though.
I'm using Windows 7 Pro with IIS 7.5.
I'm trying to migrate to 5.0 (instead of 5.1) because that's what I have a license for. My support expired and I will not renew it until I know I can do this migration.
If anyone has any ideas about this, it would be greatly appreciated.