Damaged Mambot to Joomla upgrade

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Sparks

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So, bit of a messy problem to fix here. Had Mambo installed on a site, someone else ran it for a year, now I'm running it again and want to upgrade to Joomla and do some overhauling.
Here's the kicker, the last admin messed with the database directly instead of through Mambo and corrupted it slightly. Stuff still works, mostly, but just pointing fantastico at it won't manage the upgrade. My current plan is to copy files and the db from the site to my local box, run it off the local lamp stack, and kick it till it upgrades, then upload to the site again.

Anyone got any hints or tips to make my life easier during this?
 

gary.b

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The only thing i can say is make lots of backups along the way.
 

Arch-Stanton

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I would suggest the following;

  • Do a fresh install of Joomla and install all the modules, components and mambots that are installed on the original site:
  • Log into phpmyadmin on the old site and change the tables prefix from mos_ to jos_
  • Now back up the database and restore it to the new install.

That should do the trick
 

webdream

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if you have space available for a subdomain or whatever, do it on the deployment server.

I can forsee major headaches getting it working on a local machine and then finding life aint quite that simple in the real world.
 
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