I am trying to decide if Backdrop is suitable for migrating my Drupal 7 site. After a couple of false starts I have successfully stepped through the upgrade process using my Drupal 7 site database. I have now hit a rather strange problem.
Several items were missing from the Admin bar, namely Dashboard and Install Modules. Dashboard is also missing from the Layouts page. If I go directly to admin/dashboard it displays a basic version of the admin menu with Tasks and Index tabs at the top.
Comparing my 'Drupal Backdrop' site to a basic install of Backdrop I can see that on my 'Drupal' copy the admin menu is called 'Management' (presumbly from Drupal) and is missing the Dashboard and Install Modules menu links.
I managed to enable 'install modules' by turning on the Project Installer module and it then appears in the Admin bar. I checked permissions and my admin user has access to every option.
Is this expected behaviour when upgrading from a Drupal 7 database and how do I go about fixing this? I tried adding the Dashboard menu link by hand but it still doesn't show in the Admin bar. I also exported the Dashboard Pages layout from the vanilla Backdrop site but after importing it, it reports a 'callback missing' error.
Both installations are on a local MAMP setup running Backdrop 1.25.1.