Drupal8: Migrate Upgrade Module

Drupal8Logo_0Recently I’ve been working on beginning porting a Drupal 6 site to Drupal 8 — and whether or not I should attempt to upgrade through Drupal 7. For my needs I will likely try to push my website to Drupal 7 and attempt to use some of the Community Modules in Drupal 7 to perform some labor intensive tasks for which Drupal 8 code currently does not exist for. But there is an alternative in the works to ease future Upgrades between major Drupal versions.

The Migrate Upgrade module will be a UI for upgrading Drupal from Drupal 6 or 7 up to Drupal 8. The migrate upgrade module is a module for Drupal 8, it sits atop the new IMP initiative which is a core migration api based on the Drupal 7 Migrate module. This new core API and (perhaps) the migrate upgrade module will be the standard means by which upgrades occur in Drupal 8, 9 and beyond.

Currently the administrative screen it provides for a site administrator is:

The Upgrade UI asks the developer for remote DB credentials, URL and files path.

The Upgrade UI asks the developer for remote DB credentials, URL and files path.

Currently the Drupal 7 core fields are supported (I believe) by the Migrate Upgrade module — a few weeks ago they were creating tickets for Drupal 6 CCK fields to support Drupal 6 upgrading. This is definitely a module to watch!

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