The first session looked at the background and goals for Migrate, how it works, and the status of the project.
In this second session, you can try out a Drupal 6 > Drupal 8 migration for yourself, or relax and follow along with the demonstration.
This won't be a tutorial on using a finished product. Rather, you can expect to see, first-hand, the culmination of 5 months of development on the brink of its first major user-facing milestone: A D6 > D8 core migration.
To prepare ahead, have the following installed on your laptop:
- A clean installation of the IMP sandbox, where the work on Migrate is taking place - the sandbox is a full copy of core, so you'll clone it and run the installation.
- A working D6 site (with data)
- Drush 7
Alternately, you can set up at the beginning of the session. There will be USB drives with:
- Drupal 6
- A D6 MySQL database
- A clone of the Drupal 8 IMP sandbox for you to install
You should be plenty familiar with setting up local Drupal sites if you want to install during the session. If not, plan to follow along.
Melissa has worked with Drupal over 8 years as a site builder and trainer with a passion for quality assurance and user experience. She has been an active community member, coordinating the team that migrated Drupal.org from CVS to Git, the Portland User Group, and most recently, the IMP initiative aka Migrate in Core.