This documentation covers all necessary steps to migrate from Kimai 1 to Kimai 2.
Before starting with the migration, please read the following FAQs:
v1.0.1and database revision
trashcolumn before importing
After Kimai 2 runs properly, the actual migration takes place, by importing the data from your Kimai 1 database into Kimai 2.
You have to have SSH access to your server, as you will use a command shipped with Kimai 2, which will pull the data into the configured database from your
The database does not have to be on the same server and the the database user (for the Kimai 1 tables) needs only read access.
See the help for the import command and all its arguments by executing:
bin/console kimai:import --help
A full command would look like this:
bin/console kimai:import-v1 "mysql://user:email@example.com:3306/database?charset=utf8" "db_prefix" "password" "country" "currency"
The fields “country” and “currency” are optional and will be set to DE and EUR if not given.
It is recommended to test the import in a fresh database. You can test your import as often as you like and fix possible problems in your installation. A sample command could look like that:
bin/console doctrine:schema:drop --force && bin/console doctrine:schema:create && bin/console kimai:import-v1 "mysql://kimai:firstname.lastname@example.org:3306/kimai?charset=latin1" "kimai_" "test123" "CH" "CHF"
That will drop the configured Kimai v2 database schema and re-create it, before importing the data from the
mysql database at
127.0.0.1 on port
3306 authenticating the user
kimai with the password
test for import.
The connection will use the charset
latin1 and the default table prefix
kimai_ for reading data. Imported users can login with the password
test123 and all customer will have the country
CH and the currency
If you see an error like this:
[ERROR] Object(App\Entity\User).email: This value should not be blank. (code c1051bb4-d103-4f74-8988-acbcafc7fdc3) [ERROR] Failed to import users: Failed to validate user: admin
you have to edit the named user (here
admin) and supply a unique email address.