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We are discussing the idea of upgrading from 1.7 to Magento 2.1.

Our current system is PHP Version
5.3.26
MySQL Version
5.5.31-30.3-log

My preferred method would be to create a sub folder with Magento 2.1 installed and take my time to move stuff over. I like doing it this way because I may have others working on it as well.
Will there be an issue with upgraded PHP and MySQL for Magento 1.7?

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My experience with the migration process:

As an intern on the team, we duplicated our Magento system and used that sandbox to tinker with the migration process from ver 1.9 to ver 2.0.

We used UB Data Migration to map the database of products/customers but I believe there is a bug in Step 7 of the process which means Reviews & Rating Data won't be imported so that part was done manually.

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  • Where did you create the sandbox? – user32527 Jul 6 '16 at 19:53
  • We use DigitalOcean to host the websites. – Nikkawat Jul 6 '16 at 19:55
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In the end, we decided to set up a new hosting account for the purpose of creating a Magento 2.1 environment. This will help us with not having to worry about the effects of an upgraded PHP or mySQL on the current live site. We wanted a hosting environment because we have more then one person building the site. Not the cleanest way to approach this, but it works for us.

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