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some notes on trying to get drupal 5.12 upgraded to drupal 6 on 1and1
i made a fresh test folder with 5.12
for install i wanted to upgrade:
disabled all modules
reset to garland theme
exported db with Backup and Migrate dropping excess caches
i then imported the db with Backup and Migrate into the test folder
all tested fine, i then upgraded to 6.6.
i installed all new 6.x versions of the modules into the test d6 and re enabled 1 at a time. i would sometimes get db errors and this is where the devel module worked great. you could and "reinstall modules" and this would reset the db for that module and clear up all errors
settings for 1and1 d6
register_globals = 0
memory_limit = 24M
uncomment for clean urls
Add this to force to php5
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
if moving installations and you get 500 or 440 errors it means clean urls was enabled on the drupal you moved and just add
?q= in front of urls to get to clean urls to reset
backup and migrate works great for cleaning out databases
devel module works great for resetting database for modules.