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RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2855] Mon, 03 June 2002 09:30 Go to next message
ScooterQ is currently offline  ScooterQ   United States
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I attempted to upgrade for RC2 to RC3 yesterday and managed to mangle and destroy my forum completely. I **am** suppposed to go through the entire install routine again, aren't I? I assumed (apprently erroneously) that data would be preserved, but it looked like the database was re-initialized instead.

I'm a little hesitant to try again as it took me a good while to re-customize everything.
Re: RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2857 is a reply to message #2855] Mon, 03 June 2002 12:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ScooterQ wrote on Mon, 03 June 2002 09:30

I attempted to upgrade for RC2 to RC3 yesterday and managed to mangle and destroy my forum completely. I **am** suppposed to go through the entire install routine again, aren't I? I assumed (apprently erroneously) that data would be preserved, but it looked like the database was re-initialized instead.

I'm a little hesitant to try again as it took me a good while to re-customize everything.


The data should have been preserved, the upgrade script does not delete any data not does it clear any tables.

Let's go through the upgrade process and see where the problem has occured.

1) You've downloaded the upgrade script
2) Decompressed the downloaded archive
3) Copied upgrade.php from the decompressed archive into the forum's main web dir (WWW_ROOT)
4) Ran the script with your browser. (did you get any errors?)
5) Ran the consistency checker to rebuild data caches

At this point you say that when you go to visit the forum non of the data is there? Have you checked the actualy MySQL db to see if all the tables have indeed been cleared?

Keep in mind that the upgrade script has made a backup of your files, which can be found inside errors/.backup directory so your layout changes have not been lost and can easily restored.


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Re: RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2860 is a reply to message #2857] Mon, 03 June 2002 12:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The data should have been preserved, the upgrade script does not delete any data not does it clear any tables.

Let's go through the upgrade process and see where the problem has occured.

1) You've downloaded the upgrade script


Bingo - we've found my problem. I re-ran the install, not the upgrade. When I looked at the upgrade script it seemed to indicate that it was only for upgrading from 1.x versions. I'll chalk that up to mis-interpretation on my part rather than a doc issue.

Thanks for the help. Now I can go upgrade! Razz

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Re: RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2861 is a reply to message #2860] Mon, 03 June 2002 12:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Heh, it happens to the best of us Wink

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Re: RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2862 is a reply to message #2861] Mon, 03 June 2002 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well now... that was easy!

You guys rule. Thanks.
Re: RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2878 is a reply to message #2855] Tue, 04 June 2002 04:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Do you always update the upgrade.php file when there is a new bug fix available or are they included only in install.php?
Re: RC2 -> RC3 upgrade [message #2897 is a reply to message #2878] Tue, 04 June 2002 11:39 Go to previous message
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Ala1 wrote on Tue, 04 June 2002 04:50

Do you always update the upgrade.php file when there is a new bug fix available or are they included only in install.php?


The upgrade script will always have the latest bug fixes, unless the upgrade script was released before the bug has been found and a fix has been applied. However, if you generate an upgrade script from the CVS you'll have the latest bug fixes in it.


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