Migrating to Zim 8

This guide discusses the steps necessary to successfully migrate a Zim database from versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x to Zim 8.

Migrating a Zim database is a quick,  simple and safe process that does not alter the data in the original database.

 

The table below contains links to the documentation sections that will guide through the migration process:

the first column represents the version of the original Zim database;

the second and third columns contain links to the instructions to migrate the original Zim database to Zim 8 for Windows or Zim 8 for Unix.

 

Migrating from to Zim 8 for Windows
or Zim 8 for Unix
Zim 4.x for DOS/Windows*
Zim 4.x for Unix*
1. Check compatibility issues
2. Migrate to Zim 7.x
3. Migrate to Zim 8
Zim 5.x for Windows
Aria Zim 2.x
Zim 5.x Unix
Zim 6.x Unix
1. Check compatibility issues
2. Migrate to Zim 7.x
3. Migrate to Zim 8
Zim 7.x for Windows
Zim 7.x Unix
1. Migrate to Zim 8

 

* Note: As indicated in the table, a Zim 4.x 5.x or 6.x database must be first converted to Zim 7.x  and then to Zim 8.

If you don't have Zim 7.x to perform the intermediary step, you will need to:

Follow the steps described in Creating a User Account on the Zim website to created your Zim user account;

Obtain a temporary version of Zim 7.x free of cost, directly from the Zim website.