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  • josueinaki
    started a topic Updating vbulletin 5 to current version

    Updating vbulletin 5 to current version

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

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

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  • Mark.B
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    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.

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  • Wayne Luke
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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.

  • Wayne Luke
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    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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  • alfreema
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    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.

  • Mark.B
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    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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  • josueinaki
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    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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  • Wayne Luke
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    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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  • In Omnibus
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    From which version are you upgrading?

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