I don't think the upgrade script is causing the crash, I think when the upgrade script attempts to move the photos to the new data structure my server can't handle it even though we have 2 GIG of Ram, because we just have alot of large photos. I don't think that closing my forums down is the answer because the issue is not only that we have high traffic, but the size of our data move (close to 1 gig) is just too much. I can try doing the closing the forums down, but I am not hopeful. What I am hopeful is that someone at Photopost will help me come up with a solution.
Originally Posted by omegatron
Okay well I doubt its the upgrade script causing this on its own. It is the upgrade plus the fact your site traffic is so huge the added work is causing this.
There is no workaround here. You need to close your site to visitors as in turn off the gallery the forums etc anything to lessen your load so you can complete the upgrade.
You will need to go through the upgrade script in its entirety for every upgrade you need to run. Make sure to only run step 3 of the upgrade 4.85/486 script once.