When Odoo 10 was launched last year, there was a lot of hustle and bustle in the Odoo community because of all the new things that it engendered. There were a lot of new enhancements and other rich features that help the manufacturing process as well as the general business process. The purview of the article is to show how you can ideally migrate from the older version to the latest one without much difficulty.

Backup and Create Demo

It is important that you uninstall the previous version of Odoo before you go ahead and install the new one. The registries must be wiped the slate clean, and get all the information of the previous version before installing the new one. It would be wise to setup a demo server.

Create Demo Copy

The latest Odoo module should be upgraded along with existing key modules. When you are devising an instance, it will be necessary to turn on/off the demo data set. When you have already given a command to import data, you will not be able to turn it off. When in the case of a module installation, each fresh instance would import the data. This is performed so that it is ascertained that the existing data of the older version is carried over.

Module Migration

Extra prudence must be applied when you are in the process of extracting the data, for a lot of the time, you will use add-ons and other third party software to store the data. There should be a proper method of data cleansing if any error does occur while you are moving the data.

Checks and Fixing

To know whether or not you have done a successful migration of Odoo, you can perform an integrity check. Once you have done, you can see if there are any issues and then fix the bugs.

The Demo System Deployment

To get a feel of the new Odoo 10, you can check out the several instances in the demo. These instances do not require any installation and only a web browser is enough to go through it. They are only live for a few hours but you will be browsing and experiment on them without any commitment.

Implementing on the Production Server

Once you have tweaked with the demo instances and got a handle on how the software works, you can begin to implement it onto the main production server carefully and step by step.

If you have carefully done the implementation step by step, then you begin to experience the benefits of Odoo 10, although that doesn’t mean everyone is ready. Some basic training is required for people to get really familiarized with the product.