March 31, 2016 in Technical Problems
I'm in the process of testing an upgrade from 3.4.6 to 4.1.9. My board contains ~2M posts. I've set up a copy of the board locally (on my laptop) to run the test, and will also use it to run the final upgrade (take board offline > export > import locally > upgrade locally > export locally > upload to server > import > put board back online).
As many others have posted before, the lengthiest part of the upgrade for me is the background processes that rebuild different types of data. While it is not mandatory that these processes are complete before going back online, it is definitely very welcome (until the processes finish one can expect all kinds of side effects leading to bad user experience, such as badly formatted posts, inability to search, empty activity streams, and even long response times).
So I was wondering - could there be a way to capture the results of this lengthy process after a test upgrade, and reuse those results to save on processing time on following upgrades?
Theoretically - everything's possible, of course. But to know how to do this correctly does require some deep knowledge and understanding of the IPS system, which I still do not have. I'm hoping some of the more experienced users here (and maybe even staff members) could help me figure this out, to the benefit of all future upgraders.
So to do this correctly, one should know the following:
I would love to get all you people's input on this idea.
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.
Started 55 minutes ago
Started 9 hours ago
Started Monday at 08:21 PM