View Full Version : 4.8.6 to 5.11 issues to be aware of?
June 11th, 2005, 08:06 AM
I need to upgrade an existing 4.86 vb3 Enhanced Photopost gallery to 5.11 on a vBulletin 3.0.7/vbPortal 3.0.3 site. The vbPortal upgrade will be completed 1st. It's presently 3.0.1)
Is this the smartest way to complete this upgrade or should I upgrade individually thru the Photopost versions (provided they are even still available for download)?
If upgrading straight from 4.86 to 5.11 is the smart move are there particular issues other than those listed in the changelog.txt (5.11), backing up, etc. that I need to be aware of?
The upgrade from 4.8.6 to 5.11 seems to be a major leap to me since I began my Photopost experience with 5.02 vb3 Enhanced (another site).
June 11th, 2005, 08:58 AM
You can upgrade in any order really as far as photopost is concerned when dealing with vbportal or vbulletin 3
Just make sure to take a mysql backup and make sure your data directory is 777 and path to it is right in global options.
Upload all the files except config and then
Run through every upgrade only ONCE.
That should do it
June 11th, 2005, 09:02 AM
I just upgraded this morning from 4.85.
This is what I did:
1. Back up your database and all your PhotoPost files in your /gallery directory.
2. Unzip version 5.11 on your computer.
3. Compare your new (local) config-inc.php and config-int.php file with ones on your server, and make needed changes to local ones.
4. Upload all the files and directories to your server - install.php file not needed, but if you do upload it, make sure you delete it after upgrade.
5. Change permissions as follows:
images (chmod 755)
uploads (chmod 777)
help (chmod 755)
data (chmod 777) and all the subfolders within like:
1 (chmod 777 - including subdirectories)
2 (chmod 777 - including subdirectories)
500 (chmod 777 - including subdirectories)
languages (chmod 755) (all subdirectories, too)
english (chmod 755)
6. In your browser, go to:
From there, select 4.85/4.86, and all the steps will be completed for you, no need to upgrade version by version.
note: in this step, i had several pages listing error messages, along the lines of 'permission denied in .......xxxxxxx.php etc. I just scrolled down to the bottom and click on next or proceed buttons. It installed witn no problems.
7. Delete upgrade.php (install.php) file from your server.
Works like charm.
June 11th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Is backing up the tables (under Scan Database) in ADMIN combined with downloading/getting all of the files from the Photopost directory a sufficient back up to recover 4.86?
In other words, if things go bad......uploading/putting the files above and running the SQL backup statements will get me back to square one?
I don't have command line access and the phpMYAdmin backup never works correctly.
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