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  • What is Lost In Upgrading?

    I am on vB 3.7.2 with blogs and flashchat.

    I want to upgrade to 3.8.4.

    However, will I loose the following when upgrading:
    - The plugins like will they stop working?
    - The files in the forums folder will they be deleted?
    - The style edits, will they stay.
    - The templates I have added to the forums, will those stay?

    I don't want to loose that stuff. How is that prevented?

  • #2
    3.7.2 to 3.8.4

    1. Some plugins MAY not work, depends on the plugin really. However, you can check at vb.org for an updated version of the plugin compatible with vb 3.8.

    2. The default vbulletin files will be overwritten with the newer 3.8.4 files. Other files not included in vb package would remain intact, obviously.

    3. Yes. Though you'll need to manually update each of the edited style/template for max compatibility with vb 3.8.4.

    4. Custom templates and templates created from plugins, Yes.

    In short, you won't LOOSE anything on upgrade.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by veenuisthebest View Post
      3.7.2 to 3.8.4

      1. Some plugins MAY not work, depends on the plugin really. However, you can check at vb.org for an updated version of the plugin compatible with vb 3.8.

      2. The default vbulletin files will be overwritten with the newer 3.8.4 files. Other files not included in vb package would remain intact, obviously.

      3. Yes. Though you'll need to manually update each of the edited style/template for max compatibility with vb 3.8.4.

      4. Custom templates and templates created from plugins, Yes.

      In short, you won't LOOSE anything on upgrade.
      Thanks for your help!!

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      • #4
        I also don't want to loose the avatars. However, I have one more question.

        When I upgrade, in FTP, do I:

        a) overwrite the forums folder
        b) drag all the new files into the current forums folder?

        I am using Cyberduck FTP on a Mac.

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        • #5
          You upload and overwrite all the files.
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
          Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

          Steve Machol Photography


          Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
            You upload and overwrite all the files.
            But which way?

            Overwrite the forums folder or just overwrite the indiviual files by dragging all the files in the ftp?

            Option A or Option B?

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            • #7
              Either way as long as all the files are uploaded and overwritten.
              Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
              Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

              Steve Machol Photography


              Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                Either way as long as all the files are uploaded and overwritten.

                So if I do either way, like the above person said those 4 things will stay in addition to signatures and avatars. Correct?

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                • #9
                  Upgrading does not overwrite signatures or avatars.
                  Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                  Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                  Steve Machol Photography


                  Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                    Upgrading does not overwrite signatures or avatars.
                    What about the other stuff?

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                    • #11
                      That was answered in post #2. Is there a new question?
                      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                      Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                      Steve Machol Photography


                      Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                      • #12
                        I have the blogs, but I am running version 1 as I am on 3.7.2. How do I work with the blogs?

                        Do I upgrade the blogs before or after the forums?

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                        • #13
                          After.

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