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Transition from 2.1 to 2.2


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Hi all, I have a pretty basic question, I'm just not sure how to proceed...

I have my current shop on shop.domain.com and I need to know if I install 2.2 to shop2.domain.com, can I connect the "old" database to it?

I want to install the newest oSc and buy a template, but it'll take some time to customize everything and I would like to just change shop2.domain.com with shop.domain.com when the time comes.

In other words, I would like to temporarily run two instances of one database.

So is this possible?

If not, can you recommend better ways to make the "transition"?

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v2.1 is rather old now and I don't know if you'll find anyone who could comment if the db is compatible with the newer versions. I would create a new version for 2.2 and compare the structures and fields to see if you can copy across.

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In the original version of osCommerce 2.2 MS2, the extras folder has an update.php file (and some other files, apparently) to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2. I've never tried this, so I have no idea how well it works. I remember hearing that it's a pain. I would try this on a test copy of the 2.1 store first, in case it harks up the code.


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