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  • Updating vbulletin 5 to current version

    After doing a backup can I simply upload the files and replace them?

  • #2
    From which version are you upgrading?

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    • #3
      If you're upgrading from an earlier version of vBulletin 5, yes.

      Upload the new files.
      Run /core/install/upgrade.php
      Delete /core/install when that is done.
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      • #4
        I trying update from 5.2.4 Patch Level 2 to current version

        So I upload a entire forum installer and run like I installing this for the first time?

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        • #5
          Yes, except you don't touch the existing config files and you run upgrade.php not install.php.

          ****BACK UP THE DATABASE & FILES FIRST****

          1. Download the 5.3.4 files from the members area.

          2. Upload all files to your server/webspace/whatever

          3. Browse to yourforumpath.com/core/install/upgrade.php.

          4. Enter your customer number and the upgrade will proceed.

          5. Delete the /core/install directory after the upgrade has finished.
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          • alfreema
            alfreema commented
            Editing a comment
            0. Put your current system into maintenance mode (AdminCP --> Settings --> Options --> Turn your vBulletin On and Off)

            2) Make a copy of your favicon.ico if you have a custom one specific to your site because it will get overwritten unless you upload everything _except_ the favicon.ico.

            I just went through this so I am adding to the very helpful list that Mark posted for me elsewhere.

            Your users will see you are in maintenance mode the entire time you are upgrading.

          • Wayne Luke
            Wayne Luke commented
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            Why not just delete the favicon.ico file before uploading?

            Or better yet, give your favicon.ico file a unique name and update the favicon stylevar to point to your custom image. Then in the future, it won't be overwritten.

        • #6
          You might want to compare your existing /core/includes/config.php file with the one in 5.3.4. It has changed and been updated. The changes cover image uploads, two-factor authorization, and admincp/modcp security by IP Address. There may be other fixes in the file. I would have to reread all the release announcements for the last year to find out.

          The /.htaccess file has been updated as well so you would compare your existing one with htaccess.txt to determine if you want to carry those changes over.
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          Wayne Luke
          The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
          vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
          vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
          Vote for your most annoying bugs.
          I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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          • #7
            In the config file I know there's the image upload change which changed in 5.3.4, and there's also two factor authentication which was wadded several releases back.

            If you want to be certain, make a new config file out of the the one in download, and repopulate the database credentials etc.

            Nothing will break though if you stick with the existing one so don't worry.
            MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

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            • #8
              Thank's for all the info. I will read this carefully and try. Thank you again.

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