I wish to migrate data from magento 1 to magento 2 using data migration tool.

I know the procedure for migration using data migration tool.

But i am having doubt on, how to migrate the product images &other media files from magento 1 to magento 2.

I have copied the media folder from magento 1 and replaced it in magento 2 pub/media folder.

Before start data migration, can anyone guide me how do i migrate product or other images to magento 2.

Thanks in advance.


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Magento's Devdoc suggests the steps to migrate media from Magento 1 to Magento 2 to be:

  • Log in to the Magento 1 Admin Panel as an administrator.

  • Click System > Configuration > ADVANCED > System.

  • In the right pane, scroll to Storage Configuration for Media.

  • From the Select Media Database list, click the name of your media storage database.

  • Click Synchronize.

  • Then, repeat the same steps in your Magento 2 Admin panel.

This information can be found here: https://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.3/migration/migration-manually.html

Does that answer your question?

  • If magento 1 site is Live, will database sync disturb images on Live ???
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    Jan 19 at 9:59

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