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  • Upgrading to VB3- do you upgrade on a test board first?

    I'm almost ready to upgrade my VB 2.34 to VB3, though obviously am a little nervous. In the past I've always simply upgraded VB directly on the live site, saving a copy of the database first of course. Just wondering, how many of you go the extra step of installing major upgrades like VB3 on a carbon, local/test copy of your actual forums first?
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  • #2
    I just went ahead and did it... no problems!

    I have never had any problems with upgrading

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    • #3
      I did take the time to first test the upgrade on a "carbon copy". And I'm glad I did. I forgot I had a hack that was incompatible with vb3's new database structure.

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      • #4
        what hack was it lee?

        and to answer the question i both upgrade and hack my test board first.

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        • #5
          The one that allowed forums to be used as links.

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          • #6
            I just backed up the files and database, then went for it.

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            • #7
              I have yet to upgrade, but will soon. I'm making a backup of my forums on my local server and upgrading that. I've done it before with only one problem (attachments due to the multiple attachments hack for vB2). I just had to delete all my attachments to fix the problem... ohh well, no loss

              But yea, I'm actually doing another step to this but that doesn't need to be said here lol

              MGM out

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              • #8
                I upgraded straight from 2.3.4 to RC4 to Gold without much issues other having the host make some adjustements.

                Most of my issues was going from IPB to 2.3.4 as my mboard was on weird box and the import script didn't work on it. Setting up temp boards on a different box to import the db didn't succeed since that box was using postgreSQL.
                Kim

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                • #9
                  I spent a good 4 months working a test upgrade. It took so long because we're heavily hacked and I had to rehack everything from the ground up.(but I enjoy it)

                  TheologyWeb. We debate theology. srsly.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Seanie
                    I just went ahead and did it... no problems!

                    I have never had any problems with upgrading
                    Same.
                    Shane
                    CIO, FrakMedia.net
                    Director of Information, BattlestarForum.com

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                    • #11
                      I always upgrade my main forums straight away. Backups? Who needs 'em.

                      Well I do have a nightly backup in case it should go wrong, but up until now I've never needed it.

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                      • #12
                        Just Upgraded no worrys.

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                        • #13
                          I just backed up the database, forum files, and did the upgrade

                          (also tested upgrade on localhost w/o any problems)
                          Webmaster / Administrator
                          www.MegaGames.com
                          www.MGForums.com

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                          • #14
                            How big are your databases? Mine is around 300 megs with attachments, but no hacks at all. The attachments do concern me a bit.
                            - JavaScript Kit | CSS Drive | CodingForums.com | CodeTricks.com

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                            • #15
                              I made a database backup and a backup of all the files. Then I put up a index.html page saying we're upgrading, deleted all the vB files (I like to be thorough ), uploaded the new ones, upgraded and done It was a very painless upgrade too.

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