Before starting a migration process, you terminate many activities in your Magento 1 admin panel but what if there is an order processing issue pursuing at the same time. Or, there can be a possibility of a new customer joining your eCommerce store or giving reviews. All you need to do during this crucial time is to begin the migrating process with incremental updates.
When you are done with transferring all the data to your Magento 2 site and ensuring that everything is going perfectly, then it’s a great time to go live. For that, you have to keep your Magento 1 website in maintenance mode and then stop the migration software. Go further with Magento 2 cron jobs and after that place your DNS load balancers to the exclusive hardware production. The story doesn’t end here, above mentioned is just brief knowledge. Following are the essential steps to do after migrating your website to from Magento 1 to Magento 2.
1. Migrated Data Require Changes
You plan to migrate your website to Magento 2 just to make changes in your eCommerce store. Changes like different catalog structure, CMS pages, sales rules and many more. While making these changes you have to be careful or else the further step won’t be working as the way you want if anything goes wrong. Like if any of your product is deleted from your Magento 2 eCommerce store and that same product is been purchased on your Magento 1 store which is life then you may face severe errors while migrating data through migrating tool in delta mode.
2. Cleaning And Flushing Of Cache Types
To remove an outdated product from the cache, you can easily “clean” or “flush” cache types.
- Cleaning cache type is a process which only deletes every item from the enabled cache. This process doesn’t affect any other process as it is only removing the cache which is used by Magento
- The cache types which are been disabled are not removed
- Flushing cache type cleans the cache memory. This process can affect another process as well as an application that is used by the similar storage section.
3. Updating Incremental Data
When the Magento 2 migration process gets completed, it is necessary to update captured data which is already added in Magento 1 store like reviews, new orders and any changes in the customer account and then the further process is to migrate these updated data to your Magento 2 store. Updates will run parallel with the incremental migration. At any stage, you can terminate the process of transferring updates by pressing Ctrl+C. While transferring update, go through you Magento 2 store, check out if there is an issue or not. If you find any issue which can be a trouble in future then stop the incremental migration and restart the process again.
4. It’s Time To Go Live
Now, that you are confirmed with your Magento 2 website is well coordinated with Magento 1 and working perfectly, follow these most important steps to make your new website live.
- Switch your Magento 1 store in maintenance mode.
- Stop the incremental update in the migration tool by pressing Ctrl+C.
- It’s time to start with cron jobs in your Magento 2 store
- Reindex the stock indexer in your Magento 2 system. For any query, you can go through the configuration guide.
- Use any tool of your choice in your Magento 2 system to cache web pages for your genuine customers.
- Perform any task to confirm that your Magento 2 store is working perfectly.
- Change load balancers, DNS and also hardware production.
- There you go, Your Magento 2 store is all set. You as well as your customer can continue with the business activities.
5. Re-checking Security
When all the processes are completed during migration.It’s time for the security check as it is compulsory for you to check the security of your Magento 2 store regularly. Exceptionally it happens that the Magento 2 system isn’t patched immediately just after migration. All you need to do is: You should check for signs of attack regularly. One of the most popular signals is that your system is not immediately patched after a major security breach. In this case, you can do others like:
- For any suspicious activity, check the admin actions log.
- Automated log review tools are good to keep a check on logs at some specific period of time.
- Ask your hosting provider to keep a check or review server logs regularly for any suspicious activity.
- To get a notification if any malware installing occurs without your knowledge, use data integrity checking tool. If you are not willing to pay for this tool, there are many free version tools available.
- Keeping a keen check on each and every system login is most considered.
You may face few difficulties while migrating your website to Magento 2 but you can easily tackle them if everything goes correctly. But the work isn’t completed yet, all you need is follow the above-mentioned steps to keep your Magento 2 store work perfectly.
About The Author:
The author is Harshal Shah, CEO, and founder of Elsner Technologies, Providing Magento 2 Migration Services. He is a tech evangelist with a reputation to provide optimum solutions for business automation and solving real-life problems with the power of IT.