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    I have a web site that I've been running vbulletin on for years. It hasn't been updated in a long time. I've been working on migrating it to a new server, and want to update vbulletin at the same time. I'm currently running 2.3.5

    What is the suggested route to get my vbulletin up to date?

  • #2
    Originally posted by nsglazer View Post
    I have a web site that I've been running vbulletin on for years. It hasn't been updated in a long time. I've been working on migrating it to a new server, and want to update vbulletin at the same time. I'm currently running 2.3.5

    What is the suggested route to get my vbulletin up to date?
    Renew your licence.
    Disable the old forum,keep the database.
    Change the URL in the members section to the new domain.
    Install vBulletin 2.3.5 on the new server,use the old database.
    Download vB 3.6.x
    Upgrade your 2.3.5 to 3.6.x


    vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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    • #3
      I just recently upgraded my forums from 3.0.12 to 3.6.8. This is what I did:

      - made a test site with a test database
      - made a backup of the real site (database backup and attachments/avatars/profile pics files)
      - put all the backup stuff on the test site including all the files so I had an exact duplicate of my site
      - then downloaded 3.6.8 and made any file modifications I wanted to add (for hacks I installed)
      - uploaded all those files to my test site
      - ran the upgrade script on the test site
      - made all template modifications needed on the test site
      - made sure the test site was running just fine - tested all modifications and everything
      - downloaded all the files to my computer from the test site
      - downloade/exported all the modifications/hacks into a "hacks" folder on my computer
      - exported the styles (templates) into my "hacks" folder on my computer
      - now I have a copy of all files except the database/attachments/avatars on my computer
      - closed my main site
      - made a backup of the database and attachments/avatars/etc and all files on the main site
      - uploaded all the 3.6.8 files from my computer to the main site
      - ran the upgrade script on my main site
      - imported all the hacks from my "hacks" folder to the main site
      - imported the styles from my "hacks" folder to the main site
      - now my main site should be just like my test site only more recent since my test site was running from on older database
      - test it out, make sure it's running OK
      - open up your main site

      I really, strongly suggest upgrading a test site first. This lets you get all the kinks (or most of them!) out before you do this on your main site.

      Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
      vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
      Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
      If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by U2Lynne View Post
        I just recently upgraded my forums from 3.0.12 to 3.6.8. This is what I did:
        THanks!

        I have a friend who just asked me to upgrade him from version 3.0.7 so I'm thinking the steps will be similar.

        Some friend though huh?-)

        (even if he is buying the upgrade finally)

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