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Upgrading from 1.1.11 to 2.0.3 for dummies

Started by 3ball, July 27, 2010, 10:30:10 AM

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3ball

I have a new board installed at http://showdownpokergear.com/forum/index.php [nofollow].  I've used SMF boards in the past for different sites, and am using one again for my business site as it is obviously a fantastic board.

I've stumbled through a little on upgrading, but could maybe use a little more help before I attempt the upgrade.  I'd like to get this done while to board is still fairly new as it won't be very disruptive.  Admittedly, I'm not very good at databases and programming and such, which is why I'm posting here for help now. 

Thanks!

cicka

Quote from: 3ball on July 27, 2010, 10:30:10 AM
I have a new board installed at http://showdownpokergear.com/forum/index.php.  I've used SMF boards in the past for different sites, and am using one again for my business site as it is obviously a fantastic board.

I've stumbled through a little on upgrading, but could maybe use a little more help before I attempt the upgrade.  I'd like to get this done while to board is still fairly new as it won't be very disruptive.  Admittedly, I'm not very good at databases and programming and such, which is why I'm posting here for help now. 

Thanks!

Have a look at this tut in the Online please

http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?board=3.0;sort=subject

3ball

Thanks, I'll give it a shot tonight, hopefully anyways.

cicka

Quote from: 3ball on July 28, 2010, 01:14:28 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a shot tonight, hopefully anyways.

You are welcome. Good luck :)

3ball

Thanks!  At least there isn't too much going on there yet, so I can't wreck it too bad.  lol

kat

* [email protected] nips in, mentions

BACKUP FIRST!!!

and nips back out, again... ;)

3ball

Is backing up as simple as going in to the admin section, forum maintenance and clicking the download link under the Forum Maintenance - Backup Database section?

xenovanis

Quote from: 3ball on July 28, 2010, 03:01:12 PM
Is backing up as simple as going in to the admin section, forum maintenance and clicking the download link under the Forum Maintenance - Backup Database section?

That and download your files from server as well. However, the database is more important. During upgrade you'll also have an option to create a backup of the tables. Be safe and do that as well  ;)
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

cicka

Quote from: 3ball on July 28, 2010, 03:01:12 PM
Is backing up as simple as going in to the admin section, forum maintenance and clicking the download link under the Forum Maintenance - Backup Database section?

If I were you I would backup my database from phpMyadmin too and restore it at a test forum to make sure that it really works if I will need to use it.

3ball


cicka

Quote from: 3ball on July 28, 2010, 04:03:51 PM
Alright, you're over my head now.   :o  8)

What tool is your host using in their server to manage the MySQL databases? phpMyadmin or some other tool? I suggested that because the backups made from the Admin Panels are known to be with problems most of the times, especially if you have an avarage or big forum. Not only for Smf though, for all the other forums too.

kat

* [email protected] prefers the easy way...

CPanel>Files>Backups.

You restore from there, too.

Piece of cake!


It must be.... I can do it! ;)

3ball

Maybe I should wait until 2.0 is ready for everyone?    ;D

kat

That's what I'm doing, to be honest.

The blurb DOES say "Note: As this is in development, we do not recommend running SMF 2.0 RC3 on a production site.", after all.

3ball

What to do, what to do?  There are so many cool things with the new version that I want to play with!  What is the timeline for public release?   ;D


TheListener

To be honest if you are unsure on whether to go to 2.0 RC3 the best way to start is by starting a test forum.

I just had a nosy at the forum you have now and although it looks busy.

A It needs a banner

B It needs to get off the default theme.


Matthew K.

In my opinion, go with SMF 2.0 RC3. The problems to me are not serious enough to make the experience not worth the features; again, my opinion.

All of my sites, development and personal are SMF 2.0 RC3, and I highly encourage everyone using 1.1x to go with 2.0x, I have also for the most part stopped developing mods for SMF 1.1x and do not plan on back-porting any future mods.

3ball

Quote from: Brack1 on July 29, 2010, 04:34:10 PM
To be honest if you are unsure on whether to go to 2.0 RC3 the best way to start is by starting a test forum.

I just had a nosy at the forum you have now and although it looks busy.

A It needs a banner

B It needs to get off the default theme.


If I could code worth a damn, it would already be done.  I'm kind of at the mercy of my web guy getting it setup someday to flow at least somewhat similar to my main website.  That is definitely on the list to do though.

3ball

I added a banner, but it jacks the screen up because it doesn't overwrite the default one.  I'm assuming that's an easy fix, but I don't know CSS at all.   :(

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