From: Tim Starling <tstarling(a)wikimedia.org>
Philip Beach wrote:
Is it safe to upgrade my wiki using the script while the site is
use? Should I disable access first?
You can follow the suggested procedure in the FAQ:
While it may say so in the fine print, it sure seems scary to me!
Personally, I do the following:
1) post an announcement of scheduled system maintenance,
2) take the site down,
3) backup the database,
6) bring it back on-line.
Perhaps that's excessively conservative. I'm guessing if the MediaWiki
FAQ says you can do it, Wikipedia probably gets away with it, but it
still seems scary to me!
:::: The old normal is that life will go on just like before. The new
normal is that nothing will ever be the same. -- Dmitry Orlov ::::
:::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality <http://www.EcoReality.org> ::::