[Setup] Problem migrating from Plone 2.05 to 3.1.7 (resent)

aprati pratiandrea at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 07:12:52 UTC 2008

Yes, I did it. I also tried on a completely new machine (with administrator
account) and installed Plone 2.0.5 (never installed before), then copied old
Data.fs (created with 2.0.5).


monks wrote:
> just to get into details, also copy Products/ dir from your older 
> version and move it to your new version alongwth Data.fs. Also , check 
> for permissions and ownership
> Regards,
> Mayank Mathur
> aprati wrote:
>> Hi there, 
>> I'm really in trouble, pls help. I've recently updated a very old (but
>> often
>> used) site in which Plone 2.0.5 had been installed. Data.fs file was 2.5
>> GB! 
>> Anyway, I finally decided to update Plone to the latest version, but I
>> was
>> not aware of the correct procedure, so I installed the 3.1.7 by using the
>> Windows installer (the PC has Windows Server 2003). The problem is that
>> the
>> plone 3.1.7 cannot read the Data.fs. It gave me an error on
>> global_defines.
>> I spent some time in trying to understand what I need to change to get it
>> working. At the end, I decided to roll back to Plone 2.0.5... BUT IT DOES
>> NOT WORK ANYMORE. It seems as the Data.fs has been corrupted. 
>> After installing back Plone 2.0.5 I simply copied the 2.5 GB Data.fs file
>> to
>> overwrite the installed Data.fs on PLONE/Data/var. Am I wrong? 
>> Can anyone help me and let me know how I can recover the Data.fs file
>> and/or
>> import it in whichever version of Plone??? 
>> Thank you very much 
>> Andrea
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