Over the weekend I took a fairly recent copy of my database and tried running the Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 upgrade, and found--much to my surprise--that most of the stuff that didn't work before works now. It's been fairly encouraging: there were a few issues that I've mostly managed to work through at this point, to the extent that I might actually be able to upgrade this thing once and for all.
If I do, though, what will happen is I'll take the database I'm working on now on my test machine and import it into the live site, so I won't have to go through all the post-conversion fine tuning I had to do to get the bells and whistles working. This means two things:
- If the upgrade happens at all, it will be this weekend at the latest. If it doesn't happen by then, it won't happen for a while.1
- If the upgrade happens, any and all comments made after Friday night will disappear, because the dev database doesn't have them.
You've been warned!
- 1. Unless I find a magic plugin that makes this process easy.