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Frank S. Hagan
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My forum is fairly small by most standards, just over 86k posts and 4,500 members, and I'd like to upgrade to 4.0 now that its been out a while. The checker looks OK: http://screencast.com/t/NlzZErR4 I have the skin back to the default, without any additional add-ons that are not supported.

So the instructions look simple ... this link says to just upload the files and, I guess, just overwrite the 3.x files and run the upgrade.

Is it really that simple? Somewhere I saw a method to move files into another folder and run a test on that, but that doesn't seem like it would work, as the paths would be incorrect.

How has upgrading gone for you guys?

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24,000 members and 600,000 posts - I am equally nervous! 

What I intend to do is duplicate my current forum in a new folder and run the upgrade on that in the background, if it works out well, then no more nerves, bash on.

Log into myphpadmin and make a duplicate of your IPB database.
Copy your /forum to /forum2015

Edit the forum config file to point at the new dbase copy

That should be good enough to run the upgrade on and keep your live forum safe.

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Yeah, I've gone through all of the documentation, such as it is. 

There is very, very little in terms of upgrading, and a lot of content for starting new. I don't think I'll chance it. If I'm going to have to set up a test forum, test, etc.. I'll just change out to one of the free forums like phpBB. No sense continuing to pay $50 a year for a license when IPB can't even produce clear upgrade instructions.

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On Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 10:41 PM, Frank S. Hagan said:

My forum is fairly small by most standards, just over 86k posts and 4,500 members, and I'd like to upgrade to 4.0 now that its been out a while. The checker looks OK: http://screencast.com/t/NlzZErR4 I have the skin back to the default, without any additional add-ons that are not supported.

So the instructions look simple ... this link says to just upload the files and, I guess, just overwrite the 3.x files and run the upgrade.

Is it really that simple? Somewhere I saw a method to move files into another folder and run a test on that, but that doesn't seem like it would work, as the paths would be incorrect.

How has upgrading gone for you guys?

Hi Frank,

I did 4 test upgrades for testing purposes and everyone of them was successful. Still testing, but one of these days I have to pull the trigger for Live board...

(Board information: 1 million posts and 100K members with Gallery, Blog, Video apps and 14 other apps and hooks)

I have followed this topic closely.

https://community.invisionpower.com/4docs/getting-started/upgrading-from-3x-to-40-things-to-know-r136/

Read whole topic and problems and go from there...

Good Luck

 

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On 01/09/2015 at 4:41 AM, Frank S. Hagan said:

My forum is fairly small by most standards, just over 86k posts and 4,500 members, and I'd like to upgrade to 4.0 now that its been out a while. The checker looks OK: http://screencast.com/t/NlzZErR4 I have the skin back to the default, without any additional add-ons that are not supported.

So the instructions look simple ... this link says to just upload the files and, I guess, just overwrite the 3.x files and run the upgrade.

Is it really that simple? Somewhere I saw a method to move files into another folder and run a test on that, but that doesn't seem like it would work, as the paths would be incorrect.

How has upgrading gone for you guys?

All fine here :) We ran a test install and got some of our rather prolific reporters of errors to scrutinise it for us before upgrading.  When we did our test installs, I only had the change the config file and .htaccess, the rest worked fine.

42 minutes ago, Frank S. Hagan said:

Yeah, I've gone through all of the documentation, such as it is. 

There is very, very little in terms of upgrading, and a lot of content for starting new. I don't think I'll chance it. If I'm going to have to set up a test forum, test, etc.. I'll just change out to one of the free forums like phpBB. No sense continuing to pay $50 a year for a license when IPB can't even produce clear upgrade instructions.

And you think there's better support for moving from a paid to a free platform?  There's no accountability, either.

Since our 3.4 > 4.0 upgrade, we've had about 9 open tickets all of which have been resolved very, very quickly (either via a path, or by an update within a day or 2 of me opening the ticket).  Running the latest version now with no problem at all.

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As said above, test forum, upgrade that, then if all goes well do the live forum.

Remember to BACKUP - you can never have enough backups inc. mysql db backups.

And i ran into utf8-mb4 upgrade issues (my db wasn't mb4 and a lot of the text within the forum went pear shaped)  the first time, however after running the converter script before upgrade it was all sorted on the test board.

 

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