I have been looking around for a couple days now and I have not been able to find a guide that encapsulates the whole process of upgrading from version to

I was wondering if anyone here knew if a guide like that existed somewhere.

Note: I know of the guide on Magento's page, http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ee11302-ce18-install-upgrade, but I am looking of a different one if it exists.

  • Oops, I mean, not
    – Ronak
    Apr 21, 2014 at 17:36

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If you want to migrate your Magento from One machine to another, the basic steps you need to follow are:

Move your Magento files from source to destination server from phpMyAdmin, export your magento database as a SQL file, save that file and move it to new server in any location in your new server, delete app\etc\local.xml file from your new server's phpMyAdmin, create a database and import the SQL file you've imported from old server now from your browser, open the magento root directory path in new server, install magento with all credentials Note: after installation all the data and designs will be there as like previous server magento

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    Thanks for the answer, but I was looking for something on upgrading Magento versions, not migrating from one machine to another.
    – Ronak
    Oct 22, 2014 at 18:36
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    Hello Ronak, if you want to upgrade with the same installation, then just upgrade the existing files with new ones. But it's better practise to make a new staging location and upgrade your current database with new Enterprise files as per above mentioned process. Oct 22, 2014 at 19:04

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