Monthly Meeting: Using Migrate for Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 Migration

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2017-03-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Paul Nijjar is the webmaster for the KWLUG, and he has taken it upon himself to migrate from the current Drupal 6 site to Drupal 8. With the migration almost complete, Paul can now share with us all the secrets of this process.

During our meeting Paul will:

  • share his (sometimes arduous) experiences in this migration, and
  • provide an overview of the the migrate process,
  • go through a few examples in detail, and
  • discuss some of the pitfalls and gotchas in using the migration suite.

Meetings for the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group happen on the third Thursday of each month (except for July, August and December). The meetings are held at The Working Centre, at 58 Queen Street South in Kitchener, between 19:00 and 21:00.

If you have a Drupal related topic, or showcasing a web site or a module that you built with Drupal, please contact us, and we will arrange for a talk.


Slides and resources from tonight's talk

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Thanks to everybody for your kindness during my presentation. I hope you got something out of it (other than "Drupal 8 Migrations are confusing").

Here are the slides:

Here is the Github repo you can use for examples:

And here is the giant blog post about my D8 migration experiences:

Thanks a million

kbahey's picture


Thanks for trying to explain an inherently complex process compounded by how different Drupal 8 is from previous versions.

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Relevant gif

jonhines's picture

Our discussions about interconnected bodies of knowledge required for Drupal 8 and Paul's description of the process of migration from 6 to 8 reminded me of this gif that was posted on reddit a few days ago:


Also, thanks for a great talk Paul.


kbahey's picture

For those who could not play that GIFV for some reason, here is a Youtube link.

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