Migration to a D7 farm

http://galax-va.com/ was a dummy Drupal 6 site with only one entry. I finally have a purpose and had little to lose, so I put it through a D6 to D7 migration from a standalone site.
First, I needed a place in user space to hold the stuff that differentiates this site from the rest of the farm. I want it to be in my user space so I can manipulate contents with ftp.
lsnet@helen:~/galax-va.com$ tree /home/lsnet/galax-va.com/
/home/lsnet/galax-va.com/
├── default.settings.php
├── favicon.ico
├── files
│   └── images
│   ├── 565riverview.jpg
│   ├── 565riverview.thumbnail.jpg
│   ├── import
│   └── temp
└── settings.php

The Apache stanza has to point at the root drupal installation for the farm.
root@helen:/etc/apache2/sites-available# cat galax-va.com

DocumentRoot "/home/lsnet/public_html/d7.ls.net"
ServerName galax-va.com

allow from all
AllowOverride AuthConfig FileInfo Indexes Limit Options=All,MultiViews
Options FollowSymLinks SymLinksIfOwnerMatch

ServerAlias www.galax-va.com

Next we have to point the Drupal root sites entry to the new location.
root@helen:/home/lsnet/public_html/d7.ls.net/sites# ln -s /home/lsnet/galax-va.com galax-va.com
which now looks like:
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 4 lsnet lsnet 4096 2011-02-13 10:58 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 lsnet lsnet 4096 2011-01-05 01:25 ..
drwxr-xr-x 5 lsnet lsnet 4096 2011-01-24 10:30 all
drwxr-xr-x 3 lsnet lsnet 4096 2011-01-06 11:19 default
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsnet lsnet 1849 2010-04-15 08:01 example.sites.php
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2011-02-13 10:58 galax-va.com -> /home/lsnet/galax-va.com
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 2011-01-23 20:30 interfaith-fellowship.com -> /home/barb/interfaith-fellowship.com
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsnet lsnet 1879 2011-01-07 22:55 sites.php
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 35 2010-06-09 15:11 wordsoftheprophets.org -> /home/tarvid/wordsoftheprophets.org
To inform Apache of the change
root@helen:/etc/apache2/sites-available# /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
Time to run update.php. Even though I was logged in as user "1", I had to change $update_free_access = FALSE; temporarily to "TRUE". 114 updates later the site was more or less "functional".
This was the first D6 to D7 upgrade that actually worked.