[Mediawiki-l] Updating and moving at the same time; do the at the same time, or separately?

Sy Ali sy1234 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 22:36:33 UTC 2007

On 1/18/07, Ken McDonald <ken at pixologic.com> wrote:
> We'll be moving a 1.6.3 wiki to a new database. We also need to update
> to 1.9, as the new server runs only php 5.

First, back everything up.
Then update to the latest 1.6.* (5 minutes of work - and it just feels
right to do this)
Then copy the files and database to the php5 server
Then unpack the mediawiki 1.9 folder overtop of your installation
Then follow the 1.9 update instructions

This should work for you.

> In particular, if I do a mysqldump of the old wiki, will that import OK
> into the 1.9 wiki? Or has the db table structure changed enough to
> prevent this? And if so, is there an easy way around it?

Yes/no/sortof.  Basically, it'll all sort itself out because the 1.9
update will understand how to detect and update your previous version
and its database.

> Copying images should be easy enough (I'm guessing here that the image
> data directory structure won't need to be changed in the new wiki)

good guess.  1.9 will understand the relevant changes.

> Also, is there anywhere that lists all of the new features that have
> been added from version to version? I know most projects have a 'version
> history' page, but I haven't stumbled across it in my Google searches yet...

Don't do it via Google.  Take a look at the download pages from
mediawiki.org, and you'll see references to changelogs around there

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