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Offline ghulst

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Restoring backup to newer version
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:54:49 AM »
Hi everyone,

New to SMF and I have not been able to find an answer so far...
I am taking over a forum from a previous admin. It will have to be moved to my own hosting etc. The forum currently runs on SMF 2.0.15. My hosting uses softaculous for a quick SMF 2.0.17 install. Can I restore a backup from 2.0.15 into a 2.0.17 installation, or is that asking for trouble and should I downgrade my installation first?

Thanks!

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Re: Restoring backup to newer version
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 03:16:37 AM »
Hey there and welcome to SMF community!

As there was no database changes between 2.0.15 and 2.0.17 versions you should be able to restore it without problems. Just use repair_settings.php file to fix the paths and database info.
What is repair_settings.php?

If you spot any problems or you need additional help let us know :)

Offline Illori

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Re: Restoring backup to newer version
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 04:42:03 AM »
ideally https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Hosting_-_How_do_I_move_my_SMF_forum_to_a_different_host should be followed instead of doing a new install.

you do have access to obtain all the files along with the attachments users have uploaded, right?

Offline ghulst

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Re: Restoring backup to newer version
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 02:27:09 PM »
ideally https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Hosting_-_How_do_I_move_my_SMF_forum_to_a_different_host should be followed instead of doing a new install.

you do have access to obtain all the files along with the attachments users have uploaded, right?

Yes, I have access. Not full FTP, but I do have a full backup from the server, so I should have it all.
I will go over those instructions and see what that does for me. :) Thanks!

Offline ghulst

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Re: Restoring backup to newer version
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 09:15:29 AM »
The description worked great. Thanks.