[freeside-users] Upgrade Question
rob at stupidguytalk.org
Wed Jan 23 11:23:39 PST 2008
I will give it a go this weekend....
Thanks for your reply!
Have a good one
Richard Siddall wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> We have a production version of freeside running version 1.58 along with
>> RT 3.4.4
>> We would like to migrate this to a new server and upgrade.
>> Preferably we would like to leave the old server intact in case we have
>> any problems.
>> I have done a new install on the new server, is there a way to migrate
>> and upgrade to the new server from the 1.58 version?
>> New server is running freeside v1.7.2
> Sorry for the delay in responding. I was hoping to find some time to
> try some of the following, but that hasn't happened.
> The conservative approach seems to be:
> 1/ Install Freeside 1.5.8 on the new server.
> 2/ Restore the database from the old server on the new server as in the
> disaster recovery notes on the Freeside wiki:
> 3/ After making sure the database was successfully restored, follow the
> Freeside 1.7.2 upgrade notes:
> You may be able to avoid installing 1.5.8 if you copy all the data files
> across from the old server, including the dbdef.dbi.* directory, and
> restore the database but don't do the dbdef-create step but instead go
> straight into the 1.7.2 upgrade instructions. (The data and
> configuration files should be in approximately the same state when you
> start the upgrade as if you had been running 1.5.8 on the new machine.)
> You can't check the restore was successful until the 1.7.2 upgrade is
> Since you want to keep the old server intact, the approach of upgrading
> on the old machine and then restoring the database on the new machine
> isn't an option.
> Not sure what you do about RT. We don't use it yet.
> Richard Siddall
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