Migration Tips

Adobe ColdFusion 10 has got a lot of appreciation from both the developers and users in the recent past. It has enormous features which enriches the productivity, provides flawless integration with the Java-EE platform and elegant solutions incorporating HTML5 support. This facet enables the development of enterprise-ready web applications at a brisk rate. These upgraded characteristics increase the security bar of your website. Furthermore, incorporation of Tomcat and the improvised cache settings enhances the performance.

This latest version has inspired many people to consider running the application in their website. An interesting trait here is how to upgrade or migrate to the latest version from the existing one. This mainly is based on the current version in use. If you are using ColdFusion 9 presently and want to upgrade to the new version, there are some important features to be taken into account in order to achieve a successful switch and upgrade.

Important strategies to follow while upgrading to ColdFusion 10

Here are the key factors to bear in mind while migrating from ColdFusion 9 to the enterprise version of ColdFusion 10.

  • Download the newest version from Adobe's formal site. Relocate all the live traffic to Web 1-v to avoid disruption while noting down Web 2-v. Export all the settings from CF9 administrator to a CAR file. Shun JVM/ Java settings inclusion and ensure conversions of Verity collections to SOLR.
  • Deactivate the ColdFusion 9 version using JRUN Web Server Configuration Tool. On the other hand, ward off uninstallation as both versions can run independently.
  • Run the ColdFusion installer
  • In order to add ASP.NET, CGI and ISAPI, go to the Windows sever manger and integrate them in the 'Add Role Services' under the 'Web Server' followed by 'Roles'. Continue to run the installer if you stumble upon any type of error following the addition of the services.
  • Pay attention to the post installation process by collating with the Web Server Configuration Tool to confirm that CF10 is added to your website. If your CFIDE folder requires custom mapping, you must map the new folder of CFIDE under CF 10.
  • Import the CAR file from the ColdFusion 9 to the instance of CF10. Resume the application and validate the settings.
  • Revise the JVM/Java settings

The above illustrated steps will let you migrate successfully to ColdFusion 10 from the previous version of ColdFusion to leverage the benefits of ColdFusion development.

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