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http://forum.webfaction.com/viewtopic.php?id=3389

I am trying to upgrade from Drupal 5.7.

Is 6.19 the best bet? Is the easiest way to follow drupal upgrade instructions or is it to install a new app and copy data from old app to new app?

Please advice. Thanks.

asked 15 Nov '10, 09:32

Farrukh
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edited 15 Nov '10, 09:36


That's quite a jump in versions to upgrade from. Because of this, I would recommend creating a second application identical to the first and copy your data over to it.

I'd then use this application to run through a test upgrade. If everything goes well you can either upgrade your main instance or just start using this new application instead.

As for the actual upgrading, I'd recommend starting with the official upgrade instructions. This way you can get official help if you ever need it.

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answered 15 Nov '10, 09:57

David L ♦♦
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Hi David,

Thanks for your help. How to I "copy my data over" from old drupal 5.7 app to the new drupal 6.19 app? I assume I will need to unload some selct data form some drupal tables and reload them in the new database.

  • Does the table data need to be migrated before doing so? If so, how
  • What files under the webbap/<app> directory must I remember to move typically

I am confused by your ending with "As for the actual upgrading"... What is the distinction between that and the previous steps of "copy my data over" from old drupal 5.7 app to the new drupal 6.19 app?

Sorry if I am missing something obvious.

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answered 15 Nov '10, 11:05

Farrukh
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edited 15 Nov '10, 11:05

Sorry for being confusing. I sort of confused myself, too :(

I initially had some quite long instructions for upgrading here. On reading into this more, I now think that an upgrade should go pretty smoothly (I thought the upgrade was larger than it is).

I'd now recommend trying the upgrade in place.

You may still want to take a dump of your database, just in case.

(15 Nov '10, 11:20) David L ♦♦
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