Settings migration from 8.x to 9.x

What is the best way to migrate settings from one version to another version? I always dread upgrading to a new version of IntelliJ because it takes me so long to get my settings back they way they were.

When I installed 9.0 it asked me if I had an old version to import settings from; I dutifully pointed it at my 8.1.4 install location and it didn't complain so I thought maybe I wouldn't have to go through the pain of getting my settings back. No such luck. Nothing was transferred.

I don't have my custom file templates, my custom live templates, none of my code style settings were brought over, etc. It is just like it was at default.

Does 9.0 not have support for for the settings sync server that was introduced in 8.x?

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Hello Michael,

What is the best way to migrate settings from one version to another
version? I always dread upgrading to a new version of IntelliJ because
it takes me so long to get my settings back they way they were.

When I installed 9.0 it asked me if I had an old version to import
settings from; I dutifully pointed it at my 8.1.4 install location and
it didn't complain so I thought maybe I wouldn't have to go through
the pain of getting my settings back. No such luck. Nothing was
transferred.

I don't have my custom file templates, my custom live templates, none
of my code style settings were brought over, etc. It is just like it
was at default.


The settings migration is supposed to work. Could you please file a YouTrack
issue so that we could investigate?

Does 9.0 not have support for for the settings sync server that was
introduced in 8.x?


It does, but you need to install the Idea Server plugin from the plugin manager
first.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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Before I waste your time with an open issue would it matter than I was trying to migrate from 8.1.4 to 9.0 CE? (buying an upgrade license just takes a bit to go through the approval process).

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Hello Michael,

Before I waste your time with an open issue would it matter than I was
trying to migrate from 8.1.4 to 9.0 CE? (buying an upgrade license
just takes a bit to go through the approval process).


This might matter, but the feature is expected to work regardless.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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