[Mediawiki-l] MW move + upgrade

Šerých Jakub Serych at panska.cz
Thu Oct 26 17:28:10 UTC 2006


> > 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.

Thanks, my opinion is the same, I just wanted to hear other people opinions.
This way is also good possibility how to test backup scripts which I use to
fully backup my wiki. I'll try to restore to the new server from this
backups.

Jakub



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