Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Upgrade question (backup, no telnet/ssh, style, template)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Upgrade question (backup, no telnet/ssh, style, template)

    Hi.

    I'm about to upgrade to vB 2.2.8 and have some questions.

    I have backed up the database from adminCP (no timeout, only 3MB) but i dont have Telnet/SSH access to my website so i can restore the database if something goes wrong, can it be done through phpMyAdmin (that one i have), if so, what is the EXACT command to run for restoring the database.

    Second, will the style (colors of my board) still be the same after an upgrade or will they go back to the default vBulletin colors.

    Third, will any templates i have changed go back to default?

    I have only two small hacks installed, i do know they will have to be reinstalled.

    Is it as flawlesly as it sounds when reading the upgrade instructions in the members area and around these forums?

    Are there any major changes from 2.2.4 to 2.2.8 that could mess up the upgrade when my hosts PHP is 4.2.3?
    I do know that SAFE MODE is ON but installing vB 2.2.4 went fine, will there be any complications in the upgrade to 2.2.8 from 2.2.4?
    (My host WILL NOT turn off SAFE MODE in PHP)

    Could someone answer these questions?
    http://www.entropiaforum.com

  • #2
    Yes, you can restore your database via phpMyAdmin. All you really have to do is run your SQL Dump.

    Your colors will be the same as you had it before your upgrade. So, in other words, they won't change.

    No... templates will be revert to the original state. All template changes will be kept changed.

    You may experience a problem with PHP 4.2.3 if it was compiled with the mbstring extention. Read http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...threadid=56291 for more info.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Cary

      You may experience a problem with PHP 4.2.3 if it was compiled with the mbstring extention. Read http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...threadid=56291 for more info.

      Ufff, i have to wait for answer from my host on that one (shared server).

      Thanks.
      http://www.entropiaforum.com

      Comment


      • #4
        If you post a link to your phpinfo.php file we can see if PHP is compiled with mbstring extensions. Frankly I doubt it is otherwise you'd be having problems now.
        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.


        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol
          If you post a link to your phpinfo.php file we can see if PHP is compiled with mbstring extensions. Frankly I doubt it is otherwise you'd be having problems now.
          Here is my phpinfo.php.....

          phpinfo

          /edit
          Could you tell me where you look to see if it's compiled with mbstring?
          http://www.entropiaforum.com

          Comment


          • #6
            Nope - it's not compiled with mbstring. Just search for 'mbstring'.
            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.


            Comment


            • #7
              Nice.

              Time to upgrade, one last simple question though.

              About the vbulletin.styles, do i overwrite the one i already have and the colors/layout will still be the same? Is the information stored in the MySQL database and does the two vbulletin.styles (2.2.4 and 2.2.8) identical in use of the MySQL?
              http://www.entropiaforum.com

              Comment


              • #8
                Ooops, one more question.

                What is the exact thing i have to do/write in phpMyAdmin to restore the vbulletin.sql backup? Just in case something goes wrong!
                http://www.entropiaforum.com

                Comment


                • #9
                  1. Yes, upload the vbulletin.style file from 2.2.8 prior to running the upgrade scripts. This is required to update the master template set. it will not overwrite any of your custom templates.

                  2. There is no easy way to restore a backup with phpMyAdmin. You would need to separate the .sql backup file into it's various tables and import each table individually.
                  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.


                  Comment


                  • #10
                    K, thanks, i'll give it a go.

                    I'll tell you how it went.

                    Later.
                    http://www.entropiaforum.com

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      It went smoothly, now running 2.2.8

                      Thanks all.
                      http://www.entropiaforum.com

                      Comment

                      Loading...
                      Working...
                      X