[ic] 5.0.0 Upgrade - Merge Metadata?
frank at goldissue.com
Mon Dec 29 10:55:40 EST 2003
music at labyrinth.net.au wrote:
>Am in the process of upgrading some catalogues to 5.0.0 that have been
>running nicely under 4.8.7
>Have followed the UPGRADE instructions and all appears well.
>However the 'Merge Metadata' process in the new UI is a little confusing.
>Is there some more specific info about this process somewhere? (Have done a
>fair amount of searching.)
>How dangerous is it to 'Merge All' for older foundation catalogues?
>When comparing data to merge what does it mean if the new value is 'Table'
>the older value is 'text'? What if I merge these values? What else would I
>need to look at updating?
>What type of things should not be merged and left as is?
Just jump into it man. It's not that bad. I remember having to create an
extra field or two in mv_metadata.asc.
Not sure about the text question.
Actually I have made so many modifications (like my own metatag
structure in the templates) that I prefered to backup my old sites
somewhere, rebuild each site using makecat. I then (using scripts or
manually) copy important files over - but only as necessary to avoid
replacing better? and newer code.
In fact I redid this recently and recreated 4 sites in one hour. It
requires care, understanding and attention to detail.
I created my own usertag for use in Australia, and this broke during the
upgrade. I guess it depends how much your own 'improvements' are in
harmony with the developers' intentions.
I have tried to automate everything with scripts, but have found that a
big jump like this needed thought and attention to each section.
You can't avoid the steps in the upgrade though, you just need to do it,
Hope that is useful.
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