I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
I backed up the 2005 OScommerce SQL from both PHPmyadmin, and the server backup tool. I changed the SQL server information to the new database from the old server to the new fresh install SQL, and nothing happened after selecting it in backup. What am I supposed to be seeing???.
The install of OScommerce itself was a breeze but upgrading seems to be a little crazy especially since there's no version specifics showing...
To check version of OScommerce go into:.
I appear to have the same issue, tying to upgrade from V1.280 (12.07.2003) to V1833 (30.01.2008).
Importing the old database to the new install (i'd like to rebuild everything from vanilla, this time documenting the changes!).
Appeared to work, but customers cannot login!!!.
This is the case before I touched any line of code, just swaping the database..
Neither old, nor new accounts do work....
OsCommerce doesn't use those numbering schemes regarding version. You may want to refer to the iPage site where you downloaded your version of oscommerce..
Upgrading from 2.2ms2(060817) to RC1 >.
Upgrading from RC1 to RC2 >.
Important: Backup Always !!!..
Upgrading from osCommerce 2.2-MS2 to v2.2 RC 2a.
... is this even possible?.
Are you implying that I have to manually copy the text from certain lines of 2.2ms2 to the instructions of RC1 and then after that go through of the process of upgrading that to v2.2 RC 2a? The manuals just imply that you essentially just copy the lines over..
I'm trying to upgrade the site, and then give it a face lift after that. I downloaded the fresh install but guaging by the upgrade directions all you do is copy the lines of code over..
STS (Simple Template System) any good? I've noticed that some of the plugins don't seem to work that well and I'm curious to know if some of them are version specific (especially flash banners, and youtube plugins)..
Any luck with this, Adam? I've got a iPage site that hasn't touched their osCommerce since it was installed. In other words, there's no data in the database. It's whatever came w/ the osCommerce package that was installed by the GoDaddy people a year or so ago. They're at version 2.2-MS2. I would like to get them to the latest and greatest (2.2rc2a) but I've found nothing about to easily do the upgrade. I've found stuff that says "look for X file in /catalog/includes/..." but there isn't even an "includes' directory IN my catalog directory.
I've uploaded the 2.2rc2a folder into a separate folder, but I'm still at a loss as to how to upgrade from 2.2-MS2 to 2.2rc2a....
EDIT: All that being said (since it is an empty store), I suppose it's just easier to wipe out all the files in the subdomain and dump in the 2.2rc2a files/directories and set this up from scratch....
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A friend of mine has been working with OSCommerce for 3 years now and never really had to go through the process much. He suggested that for the most part the upgrade process may or may not be even worth it because the plugins might stop working too. I personally backed it up onto a staging server (in this case another folder of one of my existing sites on my own server). Then I am testing things out...
I think you might have to go from 2.2ms2 to RC1 upgrade process, and then proceed to upgrade to RC2 from there... maybe even stretching it another step further to the very latest version for the next upgrade. From what I can see it's totally not even worth it unless they have a huge amount of inventory. I mean the documentation for OScommerce is beyond weak and saying that people should forage the forums is just bad. I think if I am successful with this I will sign up and post the documentation or help to rewrite it myself into laymens terms. This iPage site needs an upgrade in the worst way in the way of documentation and support community.
From what I can see there's a lot of people in various places all over complaining about the same thing... maybe if we can figure this out we can make those changes ourselves. If anyone knows the process of going through so many stages please let us know ASAP. I don't think it would be a stretch to get OScommerce to the point that Drupal, and wordpress is with the file support modules etc..
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