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We do not recommend that you setup new ChiliProject instances and we urge all existing users to migrate their data to a maintained system, e.g. Redmine. We will provide a migration script later. In the meantime, you can use the instructions by Christian Daehn.

migration from chilli to redmine (Feature #1329)

Added by Rob Terhaar at 2014-02-08 10:45 pm. Updated at 2014-02-17 10:59 am.

Status:Ready for review Start date:2014-02-08
Priority:Normal Due date:2014-02-14
Assignee:Chris Dähn % Done:


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Is it possible to migrate a chilliproject database to redmine?


Updated by Chris Dähn at 2014-02-10 09:21 am

Yes, I've done it last week - just see here and use Redmine 2.1 as starting point:

If you can wait, I can write a more detailed blog post with some more hints for typical migration issues...


Updated by Markus Guske at 2014-02-10 01:37 pm

+1 - I guess a lot of us appreciate your effort

Updated by Chris Dähn at 2014-02-10 03:30 pm

Currently I'm struggling with some issues where Redmine crashes when displaying issue details - so I need some days to find a fix for that.

Hopefully I can deliver some scripts and fixes till Friday. A simple german step-by-step docu already exists and just has to be translated.

Updated by Chris Dähn at 2014-02-10 03:31 pm

  • Due date set to 2014-02-14
  • Status changed from Open to Needs more information
  • Assignee set to Chris Dähn

Updated by Rob Terhaar at 2014-02-10 03:59 pm

How I can help?

Updated by Chris Dähn at 2014-02-10 04:15 pm

I´m afraid you can't ;-) ...regarding the bugs around displaying issues (there are only a few out of thousands which make problems - 99,9% of all issue tickets don't face any problems after migration).

Do you need the howto very shortly? (today?)

Updated by Robin Hahling at 2014-02-15 06:57 pm

I'll upgrade my server next April so I'll migrate from Chiliproject to Redmine at the same time and am therefore interested in a working solution to do this task.
I came across this script which seems to take care of a database migration from Chiliproject to Redmine >= 2.3. I haven't tested it yet however.

Updated by Chris Dähn at 2014-02-17 10:59 am

As promised here a simple guide from our migration - which extends the chili-to-redmine guide:

I've not tested the Ruby scrip, but it should to exactly the same job of the Java tool of the chili-to-redmine guide.

The problems you have to face with, are the same for any migration tool - unless it contains the SQL fixes of our Readme (which it doesn't).

I hope the Readme / updated guide helps - if you have questions: Don't hesitate to contact me.

Updated by Chris Dähn at 2014-02-17 10:59 am

  • Status changed from Needs more information to Ready for review

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