Magento 2 data migration tool: An extensive tool for Magento migration

The data migration tool is a product of Magento used for transferring data from Magento 1 to Magento 2. It is actually a command-line interface (CLI).

This tool helps to track the data transfer, logs creation, and to run data verification tests. Also, to verify consistency between Magento 1 and 2 database structures.


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  • products
  • categories
  • customers
  • orders, invoices, shipments, credit memos
  • core configuration
  • wishlist, ratings


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  • Settings: Configuration settings migration
  • Data: Main data migration in the database
  • Delta: Incremental data updates transfer, which is added to Magento 1 storefront. And the Admin Panel while running previous migration modes.

Magento 1 and Magento 2 has a lot of differences in the structure and format of data. So the custom mapping should be clear, if not there will be errors in data migration processing.

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Following versions are supported for Migration

  • Community Edition (CE) version 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 1.8.x, 1.9.x
  • Enterprise Edition (EE) version 1.11.x, 1.12.x, 1.13.x, 1.14.x

Why Do We Need Magento 2 Data Migration Tool?

But here we need it to make changes in infrastructure while migrating to Magento 2.

As we all know, the Magento team will no longer support Magento 1 version. And they’re going to stop releasing new security-related updates and patches after 2020.

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  • Checks for data and structural integrity between databases.
  • After successful verification, performs the transfer.
  • Then checks for the amount of data that transferred.

DATA Migration Plan

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  • Review Extensions and Modules
  • Install Magento 2
  • Stop Magento 1 Cron and Admin activity
  • Start Data migration
  • Copy data, settings, and media
  • Copy storefront, media, design, and ACLs
  • Run all indexes and clear caches
  • Test Magento 2 site for update
  • End migration (Go Live)

Read: Everything about the Magento 2 Store, View, and Website

Data Migration Prerequisites

  • Stop Magento2 Cron Jobs
  • Backup the Magento 2 database.
  • Check the data migration access to both databases.

Hence, The Magento 2 data migration tool is a key component in migrating the store data without any data loss.

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