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Migration from v3.7 SP4 to v5.4 - Migration Errors

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  1. Juan Sola
    Juan Sola avatar
    28 posts
    08 Jan 2007
    19 Apr 2013
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    I have put in a support ticket w/ Telerik, but hopefully one of you kind folks can assist me.

    From Ticket:

    There are a couple of problems that I ran into when attempting to migrate from v3.7 SP4 to v5.4. I followed the migration documentation, found here,

    Let me first describe what I have done

    1) Both the new and old site are on separate app pools in IIS running .net 4
    2) The "MigrationService.svc" and the (2) Dll's are in the old site
    3) The new DB is set up already in SQL 2008
    4) I can login into the new site's admin panel
    5) I have re-added the "Telerik.Cms.Engine.dll" with the correct version, 3.7.2136.2 into the old site's bin folder
    6) I have verified the the login information is correct (for old and new site)
    7) I have verified that both the old and new site are running .net 4

    When I tried to do the "automated" migration, through the Project Manager, I first had to install the v5.4 (another team member had created the project on his machine - we use TFS), the error given was this:

    "Installation package for the build version of the specified SP3.7 project is missing"

    I rebuilt the old site, and still the same error message.

    Therefore, I went the manual route, which is taking the files out of the zip file and putting them into the old site.

    I must note (2) things here.
        1) The old site WAS running .net 3.5, but I following the Telerik migration documentation, basically changing the app pool to run under .net 4, and changing the build framework on the project. I am running IIS 8.0
        2) The team member that created the new project deleted the "Module3.7_SP4_NET40" file inside the new site. So what I did was go under:  
              C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\Sitefinity 5.4\_EmptyProject
           and used that one

    Inside the NEW site's migration tool, I put in the URL for the old site, and the username/pw. It says "Connection to 3.7 project has failed".

    If I go to "", I get this error message:  (Capture1.png)

    If I go to my event viewer, I get this: (Capture2.png)

    This is why I re-added the "Telerik.Cms.Engine.dll" to the old site and rebuilt, but to no avail.

    What am I doing wrong?


    - Rob Scott
  2. Victor Velev
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    1345 posts
    06 Jul 2015
    22 Apr 2013
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    Hi Rob,

    We have discussed the topic in the support thread, but if you wish you can share the information from the ticket with the community.

    Victor Velev
    the Telerik team
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