Upgrading old Site

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lord OfTheRams

May 29, 2016, 1:56:50 AM5/29/16
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I'm kind of stuck upgrading an old Wagtail Site and could not find much docs about that. The website just outputs some error messages. Seems like some database fields are missing. I ran migrate but it does not find any pending changes. What is the "normal" way o upgrading a site? Just run manage.py - U wagtail? Or should I create a new site and copy the contents? Is it possible to upgrade from 1.2 to 1.4.5 directly?

Thanks in advance


May 29, 2016, 5:50:58 AM5/29/16
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You should upgrade one version each time.
Read the Upgrade considerations sections for each version here:

Hope it  helps.

lord OfTheRams

May 29, 2016, 11:35:45 AM5/29/16
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Thanks for your help Daniel! I read the release notes and upgrade considerations. I still get the error:

OperationalError at /admin/

no such column: wagtailcore_site.site_name

I think that means that some migration of the database did not run correctly. Still makemigrations says 'no changes detected'. The site is just a simple blog from the getting started from the docs.
Any idea what the problem could be?

lord OfTheRams

May 29, 2016, 4:08:37 PM5/29/16
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OK, just in case anybody has the same problem. I solved it by deleting the last entries from the django_migrations table and then ran manage.py migrate again. 

Programation Sea

Sep 24, 2021, 7:21:17 AM9/24/21
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hello every one i have an error. when i enter the admin portal and i connect to my admin account it showing me an error.
the error: OperationalError at /admin/ no such column: dashboard_userdashboardmodule.user
if u wanna a screen shot or a file just tell me.

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