Upgrading from 6 to 8, upgrade in place?

I'm approaching week 10 of trying to get a relatively simple D6 site to upgrade to D8. The migrate tools, either through drush or through the web UI appear to get us nowhere - content is never moved, users are moved, but the information seems incorrect and it appears permissions are changed - as well as user1 from the new site being overwritten with user1 from the old site, making admin access somewhat wonkey.

I'm wondering if a traditional in-place upgrade is even an option. It seems that it can't be as bad, let alone worse, than using the upgrade tools...

Error in Updating Large D6 site to D7

We are trying (for the second time) to upgrade D6 to D7 for a site with a 40GB database.

Everything *seems* to have upgraded properly except the Taxonomy.

On the D6 site the
- term_node table has about 71M rows and is 8.2 GB.
- term_data table has about 2M rows and is 238 MB.

After doing the upgrade and getting this error:

Update #7005
Failed: DatabaseSchemaObjectExistsException: Table taxonomy_update_7005 already exists. in DatabaseSchema->createTable() (line 660 of ... /includes/database/schema.inc).

Migrating Zyxware.com from Drupal 6 to D7

Zyxware.com

www.zyxware.com is the website of Zyxware Technologies, one of the largest and oldest Drupal companies based out of India. The site was originally built in D5 which was then migrated to D6. The site is very content rich and gets a lot of traffic (Ranked ~16k in India and ~75k globally in Alexa). The site has several marketing features including custom landing pages, custom advertising systems, custom tracking of site funnels using GA variables and events, custom tracking of article effectiveness in driving traffic.

Organizations involved: 

EPSA Crop - Image Cropping - Critical -XSS - SA-CONTRIB-2016-024 - Unsupported

Looking for webmaster to help manage our site

Hi

We are looking to migrate from 6 to 7, and would like to get into contact with someone that has the experience to perform this.

We use our website as a storefront and need to make sure you know how to manage SSL certificates, severs, shipping mod's.

Looking for someone to permanently manage the website.

Please contact me at

Ty
candoprinting@yahoo.com
602-233-1111x59
U.S.

Updating D6 core and contrib module using Drush not working

I have a Drupal 6.16 site which I want update the core and contrib modules to the latest available version for D6 (Drupal 6.38). I want do the update process using Drush, and NOT manually. Once I do this, I plan on upgrade D6 to D7. In the future, I will upgrade from D6 to D7.

I am trying to update using Drush 8.0.5, however I am unable to. When I use the command "drush pm-update", I see a list of all the modules, but it says "Installed version not supported". See example below.

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