[Mediawiki-l] MW move + upgrade

Rotem Liss rotemliss_net at fastmail.fm
Thu Oct 26 15:56:56 UTC 2006


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?erých Jakub wrote:
> Hi *,
> I have MW 1.7.1 server http://panwiki.panska.cz. Now I have got a better box
> for it and I want to move my wiki and upgrade to 1.8.x version. Which
> solution would you prefare?
> 
> 1) Completely move 1.7.1 to the new server and than upgrade MW to 1.8.x
> 
> or
> 
> 2) Install clean MW 1.8.x on a new server and than move just contents
> 
> Both servers are running Debian Sarge 3.1, PHP5.x and MySQL 5.x
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Jakub  
> 

I think that it's better to download 1.7.1 to the new server, move the database
and LocalSettings.php to there, and then upgrading to 1.8.2, because if you
upgrade this way, you have a built-in utility to do this (just run
"maintenance/update.php" from the command line after updating the files to 1.8),
and you preserve *all* the previous data, including blocks, users, sysops, etc.
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