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Title: Updates
Post by: Craig Delahoy on April 02, 2017, 02:17:29 PM
Hi all.

Today I decided I should upgrade the forum software. Big mistake! Seems SMF's wonderful auto-upgrade options are pretty much ALL prone to bugs of one sort or another.

Fortunately, I'd made a backup of the entire forum database beforehand, so I was eventually able to restore everything. If you've lost any info, I apologise.

Craig


Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Craig Delahoy on April 03, 2017, 06:02:47 PM
Even after restoring everything, I've still seen an important file change (when it shouldn't) and causing an error. This is annoying.


Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Craig Delahoy on April 07, 2017, 11:07:01 AM
Seems to be happening at least daily. Always the same file (even if I rename it), and always the same line. Please bear with me as I attempt to workaround this painful issue.


Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Craig Delahoy on January 30, 2018, 05:28:53 PM
Hi all. The forums are back online. I've also tried to upgrade from the very old version of SMF that it was using. The upgrade wasn't totally successful and I only managed to move from 1.0.8 to 1.0.16. The latest stable version is actually 2.0.14, but I can't get past the one installed without error. Please let me know if you find any issues ...


Title: Re: Updates
Post by: Craig Delahoy on September 24, 2018, 10:01:37 PM
Hi again. Seems the upgrade demons came to bite me on the bum over the weekend.

If you've followed any of my update earlier update posts - and there's no reason you should have; you have a life - you'd be aware that upgrading this forum software is no mean feat. So I have been leaving it at a very old version for a long time, only because later version updates were giving me no end of errors. Now, things like updates to SQL and PHP, even the old version was failing. :-(

Time to bite te bullet.

This afternoon I spent untold hours updating the forum software from v1.0.16 (written in Feb 2009!!) all the way up to v 1.1.21 (dated April 2015!!)  Yay!

My apologies for all the downtime this required. Hopefully, this is now running a stable, modern version of the software, and no one has lost any data.