Dolphin migration

I tried the migration script from Dolphin to UNA. I was very disappointed to see that all the posts on the wall are dated from the same day of the transfer. The posts do not keep the original date they were posted.

Anyway, I was amused all day, I have to admit that I rushed, the migration script is marked DEV, so I can't ask too much

I will try again next year, maybe then it will be functional.

For UNA I used the latest Master version on Github yesterday 13.0.11.DEV. and Dolphin was version 7.42. and Dolphin migration • 9.0.6.DEV, UNA Timeline 13.0.11.DEV

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    • Hello,

      Thank you for the feedback. Migration tool was not tested on latest UNA version. It was working fine on previous UNA 12 and latest Dolphin 7.4.2 ( without modifications ).

      I will try to check problem with post during this week. If you have any other issues concerning migration tool, let me know please.

      • I think that all the modules in the market should have a declared version and compatibility. Just like it is on the drupal platform. there was something similar in dolphin. I don't understand why Una, instead of being an evolution, is in regression. Many useful functionalities have disappeared here.

        Any software has a version control mechanism, if it does not match, a notification message appears and it cannot be installed. thus preventing the damage that could do it.

        It seems that UNA is only an experimental software, not one that can be used in the production of profesional website. UNA market there is a mixed salad.

        • ok, i have instaled UNA 12 and traing to migrate from Dolphin 7.4.2,

          1. Profile: The number of profiles transferred reported by una does not coincide with those reported by the DOLPHIN MIGRATION SCRIPT wich reports a wrong diferent number.
          2. Album: No album has been transferred Photos without albums have no meaning anymore, they are all mixed up. Mixed salad, brand UNA
          3. Avatar: The avatars are not transferred,
          4. Timeline: The timeline was only partially transferred. only 5 items per profile the posting date from the old dolphin 7.2.4 does not coincide with the posting date from 12, UNA reports the posting on the same day as the transfer on the timeline. This is really not the timeline anymore
          5. I have not yet reached the video and other modules, but it seems that this script is not functional.
          6. Messenger: UNA 12 report It is not possible to install the current version of messenger in LUNA 12, so I cannot transfer conversations from messenger.

          CONCLUSION This upgrade script does not work. And UNA has compatibility problems with the modules on his "platform". That means almost 70% of 15 years of lost work. So is not possible to migrate from Dolphin to UNA. I think it is better to migrate to drupal, here I wasted three days for nothing, and no one has an answer to my questions.

          • If the developers at UNA are not able to make a transfer script, from Dolphin I don't see the point of making a transfer on a platform where there are no professionals. able to solve software problems. UNA is just another version of dolphin rebranded. but it seems that it works worse than dolphin, I don't see any progress here. The only progress I see on UNA is the increase in license prices, but on the software side I don't see any progress, on the functionality side I don't see progress but regression. Here it seems that there is no more work for the development of a platform, but only the work of collecting funds from clients.

            • Hello!

              May be you noticed that there some differences between structure of the the same modules in Dolphin and UNA. For example: Videos and Photos modules don't have ability to create Albums, thus photos are transferring to the Albums module by default, but not to the Photos module. Videos from Dolphin are transferring to the UNA without Albums . Also there are the big differences between timeline in Dolphin and in UNA. It means that not the all content from Dolphin can be transferred to the UNA. Also if you have any modifications in default profiles or other modules structure's in Dolphin there are also may be problems with migration to UNA. 

              In Dolphin migration tool in studio area, you can see number of existed items in Dolphin, but if these items doesn't contain some mandatory fields required in UNA they also can not be transferred. For example: if video is located in Hidden folder, it will not be transferred to the UNA, because there is no option to create private content. Some types of Timeline posts also can not be transferred, because in Dolphin they are inserted as part of the modules which may have another structure then in UNA. 

              In common cases Migration should work fine. You can try to find discussions about migration here on UNA, they may help with migration of sum of the important modules for you. 

              I can help you with Profiles migration if you like and will check where are you have a problems with avatars.  

              • Thank you for answe, but the profiles are migrating, I don't need help with the migration, I just wanted a script made by professionals, UNA script is not. Timeline migration to UNA means lost content, lost comments, lost views. it's like I'm making another site, and the dates of the posts don't match. The migration script is a disgrace. If UNA team are not able to make a migration script, it is clear that UNA is equally ill-conceived, .and the development team, if they don't take these details into account, it's clear that they're just hunting for cloud money here, i see no interest in development So there's no point in migrating, maybe I'll make another site in the future. I can't delete user content just to migrate to UNA. There is no guarantee that in a few years I will have to delete the content again. Drupal, on the other hand, offers more, I can migrate all my content. their migration software allows you to migrate any field you want. plus there are tens of thousands of modules available there. You have nothing in comparison. Maybe you should learn something from them. I don't like to separate the photo album from the photos, the mode doesn't make any sense. I don't like the new album mode, nor the new photos mode. Both of them together do not do as much as the photo module on dolphin. The photo module from dolphin was perfect. Also, the views from pictures and videos are lost in the migration process, and many others content. The test I did is not satisfactory, I will see in a while if it is worth making a new site with UNA. At the moment I don't want to waste my time for nothing with this very poor software. I'd rather pay a software company to make another the way I want. For the moment, I don't want the new dolphin even if its for free for me. I will follow your development and see you in the future. The script is too slow, it always loads the same static content for each page again and again, what a big stupidity. I explained this 5 years ago but nothing has changed, UNA has not made any progress in this direction. I tested UNA and I don't like it at all, especially the empty pages without content that it generates are thousands in user profile. It's probably good for you that you have job here, but not for me. the old dolphin is better than UNA. Have nice day

                • May be you noticed that there some differences between structure of the the same modules in Dolphin and UNA. For example: Videos and Photos modules don't have ability to create Albums, thus photos are transferring to the Albums module by default, but not to the Photos module. Videos from Dolphin are transferring to the UNA without Albums

                  Yes, it is clear that I noticed this, but:

                  • The migration script does not transfer all photos or videos.
                  • The migration script does not transfer the views, the views are a field that exists both in UNA and in Dolphin. It's just a number in a field in the database that should be transferred. Profile views are transferred, why aren't photo and other media views also transferred?
                   Also there are the big differences between timeline in Dolphin and in UNA. It means that not the all content from Dolphin can be transferred to the UNA. Also if you have any modifications in default profiles or other modules structure's in Dolphin there are also may be problems with migration to UNA. 
                  • The same problem and here the views are not transferred
                  • Also, the posting date exists in dolphin and in UNA, it is not transferred, the post on the timeline appears to be from the transfer date. A timeline without a posting date is no longer a timeline.
                  • Also, not all posts of the same type are transferred, only some. for one reason or another the transfer stops without any error message.
                  • The number of transferred objects does not coincide with reality, the script does not know exactly what it is transferring, it reports a number, which does not coincide with reality.
                  I can help you with Profiles migration if you like and will check where are you have a problems with avatars.  
                  • If you know how to solve this problem with the avatar, you don't have to help me, you'd better give directions in the transfer instructions, that way you'll help everyone. https://una.io/wiki/Dolphin-Migration-Tool
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