22 Dec 2010
01 Apr 2011
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I had the same issue when running the Migration Tool on a fairly small Sitefinity 3.7 site and I came to this conclusion: if you see it hang for more than about a minute or 2 in the same state without any change in the %s loading, it's not going to work. For some reason, it hung on me twice and then on the 3rd time worked and went really quickly. Like Steve, I also gave up on using it since there were a lot of pieces not handled correctly. However, if you are going to use it, one very good piece of advice I got from Basem Emara was this:
Do NOT import everything at once. Do libraries first..
once that is successful, then for generic content.. once that is
successful.. then themes/templates.. once that is successful.. then
pages. Reason is because if one section fails, then subsequent imports
will get corrupted. For example, if the templates fail to migrate, but
continue on to migrate the pages, then pages will have no templates. You
will pretty much have to start over at that point (or delete the pages
and do it again).