After going through the development process of Magento 2 over a span of 4 years the Magento Team has finally come up with this version with its first release at GitHub on March 10, 2015.Its features are pretty impressive. However here we shall mainly focus on simplified tools for upgradation process from Magento 1 to 2 without any complications. Official resources are as followed:
Migration Tool at GitHub
Migration Tool transfers data from your previous Magento 1’s database to Magento 2 following rules set by simplified xml files. But Migration Tool would transfer the data only and not any further unique additions such as custom themes and custom stores. These elements can’t be transferred back to your newly installed Magento 2.
Install a migration tool at empty Magento 2 aided with a composer. Not an extension but a standalone shell app which requires the framework of Magento 2. Migration Tool is located at vendor/magento/data-migration-tool/bin/migrate.
You should set your migration tool by configuring the xml files located at vendor/magento/data-migration-tool/ebc/pop
<database host=”localhost” name=”magento1_db” user=”root”/>
<database host=”localhost” name=”magento2_db” user=”root”/>
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