[ic] Reason for Upgrading to 5.6 or 5.5

Nikola Lazic nl at vpi.us
Fri Jan 28 16:31:16 UTC 2011

>>>> I just got around to upgrading my development machine from 5.4.0 to
>>>> and had no issues. I had to "merge metadata" in the Admin, so I merged
>> all
>>>> and I can't find any issues.
>>> Bad move.  You'll find that you've lost your customizations to the Admin
>> UI.
>> Thanks for letting me know, Peter!
>> OK, so what should I have done instead? Postpone all? Is that what is
>> recommended when upgrading?
> I review each one, and usually end up keeping the old version for most
>  (since that has my customizations), but I look for changes made in the
> new version of IC to see if there's anything I'm interested in.  Being
> as I'm the one that has made all those changes to begin with it's fairly
> easy for me.

>> Does the process of merging metadata in Interchange do anything else than
>> reconcile Admin interface customizations?

> Nope, not that I'm aware of.
> If you find you've really mucked things up you can always restore a
> backup copy of the mv_metadata.asc file to the products directory (or
> even the db version of that file).

I do have backups, so if I see something missing I will restore

Thanks for your help.

Nikola Lazic

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