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i'm new in the magento world, and now i'm starting to create my first e-commerce with the Community Edition.

But i want to ask you if in the future i want to upgrade the Community edition with the Enterprise Edition, is possible? if yes it's a complicate process?

regards

Alberto

  • You may be interested to watch this presentation from a meet magento earlier this year before you consider upgrading to EE. – Jonathan Hussey Sep 17 '14 at 12:59
  • We treat a EE upgrade the same as a CE upgrade and I have done this many times. As Marius said there are issues that need to be covered in modules and themes, but this is the same for any upgrade. – brentwpeterson Sep 17 '14 at 13:48
  • You really need to be running $multi-million revenue/yr to justify it, and then once you reach there you probably want to look towards a migration rather than an upgrade as the surrounding architecture will change including business processes, extensions, and custom scripts. – user2935 Sep 17 '14 at 13:50
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In theory is possible. I've done it before. (CE 1.1 -> EE 1.9)
The problems may appear on third party extensions. Some of them may be compatible with CE and not compatible with EE.
I guess you will have to test them manually.
As for the upgrade...I did it this way.
I installed EE over the database I had from the CE version.
Everything went smoothly.
An other problem I had, was the password hashing.
EE uses a different hashing method. sha1 if I remember correctly.
But you can change the encryption model in EE and make it use the one from CE so you can keep the old passwords.

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