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  • Upgrading without ruining my site...

    Before I start, thank you for at least hearing me out;

    I own/run www.exoticcarforums.com, like most car enthusiasts, I am near computer illiterate and everytime I try to upgrade the site it comes very close to dying completely. Currently we are running Beta 6 and I like the multiple picture option in the new release- but am deathly scared of loosing my site (or having signficant downtime) if attempting it myself.

    My site is a non-for-profit, hosting/vbulletin comes out of my pocket (the advertisements are more or less friends and don't generate any sort of profit)- so I can't afford to pay for an expert to help.

    Any advice? Any way we could make a deal in which you can advertise on my site if you help me? I really don't know what to say.... Thanks!


    -Kenny
    [email protected]
    -Kenny Herman
    [email protected] (or possibly [email protected])
    AIM: kennyherman and/or captanobvs
    http://www.exoticcarforums.com

  • #2
    I shall give you my best advise, BACKUP, Dont use the AdminCP backup tool, use SSH

    Turn your site off via the AdminCP and follow the instructions

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...09&postcount=7

    If you follow that you should have no problems, you only need to follow the first step.

    Once you backup your database & files, upload the NEW vB3 files, and point your self @ site.com/install/upgrade.php it will detect your vBulletin version and point you to the correct upgrade script, all that you need to do is click a button untill it finishes.

    I wish you good luck

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zachery
      I shall give you my best advise, BACKUP, Dont use the AdminCP backup tool, use SSH

      Turn your site off via the AdminCP and follow the instructions

      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...09&postcount=7

      If you follow that you should have no problems, you only need to follow the first step.

      Once you backup your database & files, upload the NEW vB3 files, and point your self @ site.com/install/upgrade.php it will detect your vBulletin version and point you to the correct upgrade script, all that you need to do is click a button untill it finishes.

      I wish you good luck
      lol, thank you very much.. Anyone willing to give me a hand?
      -Kenny Herman
      [email protected] (or possibly [email protected])
      AIM: kennyherman and/or captanobvs
      http://www.exoticcarforums.com

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      • #4
        I *strongly* recommend you be very careful about who you give your vB and server access to. If they rip off your vB files, your license could be at risk.

        Also it's against the rules to solicit services that are available from us on these forums.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol
          I *strongly* recommend you be very careful about who you give your vB and server access to. If they rip off your vB files, your license could be at risk.

          Also it's against the rules to solicit services that are available from us on these forums.
          Ah, very sorry... Didn't intend on taking business away from you at all- just trying to get my site stable with the minimum budget I have.
          -Kenny Herman
          [email protected] (or possibly [email protected])
          AIM: kennyherman and/or captanobvs
          http://www.exoticcarforums.com

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