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Migrating component from 2.5 to 3.3

Even the link you have provided in your question does not provide everything single thing that need to be change when migrating an extension. There are always fairly big API differences between each ...
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How (re)set password for admin after migration from 1.5?

Here is a workaround to temporary reset your password for your account. Login to your hosting panel and use the database tool that is available (probably PHPmyAdmin). Load the appropriate database ...
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Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening | Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS'

This is not coming from Joomla core, but from a 3rd party (likely custom developed) component that exist in your site. First see if you really need/use this component, or you can simply uninstall it. ...
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How (re)set password for admin after migration from 1.5?

In addition to FFrewin's fine answer, here's a couple of alternative ways to reset the admin password. Notice Remember that most of these methods will set your password to something simple like admin. ...
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How to migrate articles from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x?

I use J2XML which works great and it's free http://www.eshiol.it/joomla/j2xml/j2xml-1503.html
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How to migrate articles from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x?

You can try redmigrator(free) or SpUpgrade (commercial). I try redmigrator four days ago and it works very well, if you only need the articles. If you follow the youtube redmigrator tutorial, it ...
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Still required to turn Remember me off when migrating from 2.5 to 3.x?

To answer 'what is the technical reason', I took a look through the tracker and GitHub notes. The issue seems to be two-fold - a failure to delete certain files during the upgrade, and failure to ...
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Is there a guide to updating a 2.5 extension to 3.x?

While not an as extensive guide as Adapting a Joomla 1.5 extension to Joomla 2.5 these two backwards compatibility articles on Joomla Doc's helped us. Potential backward compatibility issues in ...
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Component Download (from a live site)

Yes, it is possible with a component, but it will take a little longer as there are more directories and files. Create a folder on your desktop (e.g "gallery"), then copy the XML file from: ...
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Transfer website with all categories, articles, menus

Assuming that you're just migrating from one server to the next (e.g. development to production). Look at Akeeba Backup. It is capable of transferring an entire site from one physical/virtual system ...
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Problems moving J25 to new server

I would disable open_basedir, it tends to generate more problems than it solves. If you need it, make sure the administrator folder is in the allowed paths.
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Migrating component from 2.5 to 3.3

If you're just looking to make it work, the links @Lodder provided will help massively when dealing with deprecated code. A bunch of 3.x code was backported while working on 2.5.5, so if you're only ...
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Export K2 content from a joomla web site and Import to another website

We actually bought a commercial plugin to do this. So far it seems to work well, without you having to mess with real database exports and getting into mysql. K2 Import Component
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How to get Mambo 4.5.5 and Joomla! 1.0.15 to recent Joomla?

Before you start anything, make sure you have a backup of both sites just incase any mistakes are made in the process. For migrating Mambo to Joomla 1.0, have a look at the following tutorial. http:...
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Migrating from joomla 1.5 to 2.5 along with VirtueMart 1.9 to the supported version with 2.5

Migrating Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 might be a complex process, depending on what extensions you have on your current website. It's almost never a one-click process. The same goes for Virtuemart. VirtueMart 2....
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Move Users from 1.5 to 3.x

So what I did was export the J1.5 jos_users table (minus the usertype and gid), and then process all the accounts through our audit and update processes, then imported them all into the J3.4 jos_users ...
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Migrate users account from Joomla 3 to another Joomla 3 manually

Rather than migrating the users manually you could try some of the extensions available at Joomla Extensions Directory. This page contains several extensions, both free and commercial, you'd have to ...
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Migration WIth Minimal Downtime

If you have enough rights on the server, I do it without any downtime and without Akeeba. I use a script like Make a dump of the mysql joomla database, store the file in a directory which is not ...
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Correcting problems with Media Manager

A few troubleshooting questions to think: Does your new hosting meet the system requirements for Joomla 3.3 ? Are you sure this was not a problem before you move ? Did you do the move at your own ? ...
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Replacement for JDownloads

At first I was going to suggest sticking with the current version of jDownloads on your J3.x site but it won't even work in the slightest. I do not know of any Download Directory extensions that ...
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Joomla 1.7 to 3, users and k2 items

The best tool I have come accross for this is the SP Transfer from SP Cyend This allows you to create a new install, get it running with appropriate template and components and then pull data accross ...
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Joomla 1.7 to 3, users and k2 items

I think you might want to go first to 2.5 and then to 3.0. How to do this manually was already suggested in this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19019708/joomla-1-7-5-to-2-5-migration-...
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Error while migrating a Joomla website from version 1.5 to 2.5

Joomla 1.5's users table structure was this: http://www.torkiljohnsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/joomla_15_database_schema.png And 3 is this http://docs.joomla.org/Tables/users It looks like ...
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Export K2 content from a joomla web site and Import to another website

There is a way by exporting required k2 tables in your hosting phpmyadmin in Site A and then import those tables in Site B database.in site B you have to have k2 installed, after export, to check if ...
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Migrate Users, Permissions, Access, Groups and Content from 1.6 to 3.3.X

Try again a step by step migration: Make a Backup first and then try this: Follow this instruction to Upgrade Joomla 1.6.x to Joomla 2.5.x - http://www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/upgrade-joomla-16-...
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Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening | Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS'

I recommend you to use this plugin: http://extensions.joomla.org/extension/ds-constant it will reintroduce the deprecated DS constant to ease the migration for 2.5.x sites whose extensions still use ...
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Updating my site to the current CMS

The best way to go about this issue is to persuade your client to undertake a migration to a modern stable version of Joomla (currently 3.6.4) or build a new site from scratch in case there is very ...
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Migration WIth Minimal Downtime

There are a couple of approaches. Using @Tom Kuschel suggestion with rsync if you have such privileges is one. But there are others as well. If the only changes are on the db level, you could simply ...
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Migration WIth Minimal Downtime

When we do a site upgrade like this we use a temp folder and Akeeba. Simply create a new folder for for the updated site and install it using Akeeba. Make sure you use a new database so the entire new ...
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Update from 3.9.x to 4.x

You need to wait for 3.10.X to become available; as per the documentation, "This guide assumes you are starting on Joomla 3.10.x. If you are on a earlier version make sure you upgrade to Joomla 3....
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