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Drupal 8: Mystery of missing Body field post migration

Post migration of content from Drupal 6 (using 8.0.4) an odd thing happened!  All the blog body field entries were empty, nothing, nada, zip, zero. After fiddling and faffing with things for a little longer than I am comfortable admitting I went to create a new blog post as a test and then noticed that of course the input formats (aka Text formats) had also been migrated.

Editing the "Filtered HTML" format that was imported threw up this:

george 3 March, 2016 - 17:58

Drupal 8: Installation 101 with Composer

Having taken a step back from migrating this blog over to D8 by waiting for the full release of D8.0.0, time has pushed on!

Starting a D8 project today is a different beast entirely. Rather than download a tar ball and manually installing, it's possible (and nay advised!) to use composer to install. The best project for this currently seems to be

Drupal 8: State of migrate

So it seems that there's a few issues which hold up a d6-d8 migration, some are essentially core features (Taxonomy term values referenced on nodes do not migrate (D6)), and some which obviously have weight but have failed to garner any attention to date (d6 Imagecache -> d8 Image module migration should be included in core).

More for another day now...

george 26 June, 2015 - 18:48
Drupal 8: Success! (mostly)

So having fiddled with the migration via drush a little, and having restored the database a few times along the way (thanks drush ard/arr) I now have all my content in D8. Seems like taxonomy terms didn't make it (but vocabularies did).

To get the migration to complete without skipping all the nodes completely I had to apply a patch from Skip the row when we don't recognize the the field type to get nodes working.

Seems like Taxonony terms also need work.

george 26 June, 2015 - 14:46
Drupal 8: D6 to D8 Running the initial migration

So with the default manifest.yml from d.o, and running the migrate-manifest command:

george 26 June, 2015 - 11:34

Drupal 8: Starting a fresh

So looking with fresh eyes at my semi working version of D8, which was installed via the web based installer it was clear that something was just fundamentally wrong. So as with so many Drupal based activities it seems logical to turn to drush (you'll need the version that works with drush 8 of course) to save the day!

Drupal 8: First stumbling block

So the first challenge has been to get the install working. I seem to be stuck on the Requirements install screen! No combination of file or directory permissions, or manually creating the files and settings.php/services.yml files seems to work.

installer requirements

Fun times!

george 17 June, 2015 - 16:36