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  • vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison

    vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison

    One of the most common complaints about vBulletin's upgrade process is applying the template changes. While the template history feature helped a little bit, it didn't go far enough. vBulletin 4.0 will introduce a feature to make applying template changes much easier: automatic merging and 3-way comparison. Whenever you upgrade, we will automatically look for templates that have changed and see if you customized those templates. If you have, we will automatically try to merge the changes in. If this succeeds, you won't have anything else to do (in most cases). If it fails, your customized template won't be updated--like in vBulletin 3--and you'...
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  • Creating A Test Site (Updated)

    Creating A Test Site (Updated)

    When a new version of vBulletin comes out, there's always a clamour for people to be one of the first up and running with the latest version. While in the case of bug fixes, the need to upgrade quickly is understandable, too often on the forums we see people that haven't considered what effect an upgrade will have on their site. On a personal level, I never upgrade without testing first - this goes for major version changes (i.e. 3.x to 4.x), point releases (e.g. 4.1 to 4.2) or maintenance releases...
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  • vBulletin 4.x upgrade process for large vBulletin forums

    vBulletin 4.x upgrade process for large vBulletin forums

    Basically, you upgrade on a copy of your live database so as to leave live database untouched in case you mess up the upgrade.

    eva2000's upgrade process

    My vB 3.8.x to vB 4.1.x upgrade process which I personally use myself as well as for private paying clients is as follows and assumes:
    1. you have ssh2 telnet access
    2. your vB 3.x forums are only using MySQL default MyISAM/Memory tables with NO InnoDB tables
    3. you have enough free disk space to hold all the backups approximately 3x to 6x times the size of your forum database/files/attachments in free disk space.
    4. public root directory = /home/username/public_html
    5. live database name = livedbname
    6. new databasename name = newdbname



    Step 1. Tune php and mysql settings specifically for backup, restore and upgrade process. Tune mysql to ensure enough memory is allocated to buffers to speed things up, increase timeout values for mysql to ensure no mysql timeouts and for php. Ensure mysql server has InnoDB support disabled otherwise you’ll have to deal with InnoDB tuning parameters before you start as vB4 automatically converts 6 tables to InnoDB if mysql server has InnoDB support enabled. Read the reasons of how and why you’d want InnoDB support disabled in my blog post at http://vbtechsupport.com/675/ and if you do decide to use InnoDB storage engine for some database tables, I’d also look at upgrading your MySQL...
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  • Best Upgrade Procedure

    Best Upgrade Procedure

    The main purpose of this guide is to help seamlessly transition your community to a new system without it resulting in anger, confusion, and stress for both you and your users. Though this is targeted more towards major software upgrades (vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4), the same concepts apply to any upgrade.


    1.) Questions/Answers
    1. Why am I upgrading?
    2. Do I need to upgrade? (old software, security issues, etc…)
    3. What’s in it for my community and I?
    4. How will upgrading my software benefit my community vs. negatively impacting it?
    5. How will my users react to the upgrade?
    6. What old features will I lose vs. what I will gain?
    7. How should I style my site to fit the general feel of my old style?
    8. What resources will I need to get the ball rolling?
    9. How much time and money will
    ...
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  • Upgrading vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 with New Upgrader

    Upgrading vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 with New Upgrader

    Hello fellow admins,

    This is a video tutorial showcasing the new upgrader while teaching you how to easily upgrade from vBulletin version 3 to 4.

    ...
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  • How To Patch Your Site

    How To Patch Your Site

    From time to time, it's necessary to issue a Security Patch (or Patch Level) release for vBulletin software. This differs from the normal upgrade routine so this short article will clarify exactly what needs to be done when we announce a Patch Level (PL) release.
    ...
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  • How to install vbulletin 4

    How to install vbulletin 4

    Here is a video instruction on how to install vBulletin 4
    Thanks to "TheLastSuperman" for compiling.

    Part 1:


    Part 2:
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  • vBulletin 4.x Upgrade Instructions

    vBulletin 4.x Upgrade Instructions

    From time to time it will be necessary to upgrade your vBulletin installation to the latest version, either to gain new features or to fix newly discovered bugs in PHP, MySQL or vBulletin itself.


    You can upgrade to the latest version of vBulletin from the following vBulletin versions:
    • Any version of vBulletin 3.7 or 3.8 to the current version.
    • Any previous version of vBulletin 3, from version 3.0.0 Beta 3 to version 3.8.4
    • Any version of vBulletin 2 from version 2.2.9 and newer. If your vBulletin version is older than 2.2.9, you will need to upgrade to at least vBulletin 2.2.9 before you can upgrade to vBulletin 3.

    ...
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  • Best practices for upgrading to vBulletin 4.0

    Best practices for upgrading to vBulletin 4.0

    The best method for upgrading your community is to be informed and prepared before hand. Today, I hope to give you some hints and tips that will ease the transition for you, your staff and the users of your community. Upgrading to a new major version of a software package can be time consuming and shouldn't be handled while under a time-crunch or hastily. The first thing you want to do is plan for the upgrade and make sure your community is aware of potential downtime when the upgrade is performed. Hopefully these steps will help you do this.

    Preparing For Your Upgrade
    Plugins and Addons
    If you have plugins or products installed in your community, you will want to make sure you have a copy of the current version on hand. Keeping a copy allows you to maintain critical installation and uninstallation information. You most likely won't want to use these addons but the documentation will come in handy.
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  • Should I upgrade to 4.0 or wait?

    Should I upgrade to 4.0 or wait?

    Yes, of course! But.... when should you upgrade? Upgrading any major software platform should be carefully thought through beforehand; for many of you, vBulletin is the heart of your site. Here are some things to consider when upgrading:
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  • vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison
    Mike Sullivan
    One of the most common complaints about vBulletin's upgrade process is applying the template changes. While the template history feature helped a little bit, it didn't go far enough. vBulletin 4.0 will introduce a feature to make applying template changes much easier: automatic merging and 3-way comparison. Whenever you upgrade, we will automatically look for templates that have changed and see if you customized those templates. If you have, we will automatically try to merge the changes in. If this succeeds, you won't have anything else to do (in most cases). If it fails, your customized template won't be updated--like in vBulletin 3--and you'...
    Tue 15th May '12, 11:08am
  • vBulletin 4.x upgrade process for large vBulletin forums
    George L
    Basically, you upgrade on a copy of your live database so as to leave live database untouched in case you mess up the upgrade.

    eva2000's upgrade process

    My vB 3.8.x to vB 4.1.x upgrade process which I personally use myself as well as for private paying clients is as follows and assumes:
    1. you have ssh2 telnet access
    2. your vB 3.x forums are only using MySQL default MyISAM/Memory tables with NO InnoDB tables
    3. you have enough free disk space to hold all the backups approximately 3x to 6x times the size of your forum database/files/attachments in free disk space.
    4. public root directory = /home/username/public_html
    5. live database name = livedbname
    6. new databasename name = newdbname



    Step 1. Tune php and mysql settings specifically for backup, restore and upgrade process. Tune mysql to ensure enough memory is allocated to buffers to speed things up, increase timeout values for mysql to ensure no mysql timeouts and for php. Ensure mysql server has InnoDB support disabled otherwise you’ll have to deal with InnoDB tuning parameters before you start as vB4 automatically converts 6 tables to InnoDB if mysql server has InnoDB support enabled. Read the reasons of how and why you’d want InnoDB support disabled in my blog post at http://vbtechsupport.com/675/ and if you do decide to use InnoDB storage engine for some database tables, I’d also look at upgrading your MySQL...
    Sat 2nd Jul '11, 10:42pm
  • Best Upgrade Procedure
    Jasper Aguila
    The main purpose of this guide is to help seamlessly transition your community to a new system without it resulting in anger, confusion, and stress for both you and your users. Though this is targeted more towards major software upgrades (vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4), the same concepts apply to any upgrade.


    1.) Questions/Answers
    1. Why am I upgrading?
    2. Do I need to upgrade? (old software, security issues, etc…)
    3. What’s in it for my community and I?
    4. How will upgrading my software benefit my community vs. negatively impacting it?
    5. How will my users react to the upgrade?
    6. What old features will I lose vs. what I will gain?
    7. How should I style my site to fit the general feel of my old style?
    8. What resources will I need to get the ball rolling?
    9. How much time and money will
    ...
    Mon 21st Mar '11, 1:48pm
  • Upgrading vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 with New Upgrader
    Jasper Aguila
    Hello fellow admins,

    This is a video tutorial showcasing the new upgrader while teaching you how to easily upgrade from vBulletin version 3 to 4.

    ...
    Tue 18th Jan '11, 10:48pm
  • "Hands-Free" Installations and Upgrades
    Wayne Luke
    If you are familiar with vBulletin, then you have seen our install and upgrade scripts. They can be time consuming and frustrating especially on larger boards. For vBulletin 4.0.9, we have updated these
    Mon 25th Oct '10, 8:12am
  • How To Patch Your Site
    Trevor Hannant
    From time to time, it's necessary to issue a Security Patch (or Patch Level) release for vBulletin software. This differs from the normal upgrade routine so this short article will clarify exactly what needs to be done when we announce a Patch Level (PL) release.
    ...
    Thu 1st Jul '10, 7:28am
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