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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:16 am Reply with quote

Hiya...

I have currently got PHP Nuke 7.4 with chatserve patch and GT Nextgen installed in - Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

Its a fairly basic site, no-one can sign up or log in. There is just lots of HTML pages (modules) i have made and these are the only things i'm bothered about.

I want to go upto 76 v2 you have released but i have a few concerns.

Can i just download the modules i want to keep to my PC and just delete the /nuke/ folder from my webspace and start from scratch with this new version?

Secondly, is setting up GT NextGen for this fairly easy? I want the site to be out of action for as little time as possible and dont want to run into any problems. When i tried putting GT Nextgen on the 7.4 PHP Nuke i got, i ended up with a blank site for about a week, dunno what went wrong. Luckily someone from here sorted it for me Sad
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:06 am Reply with quote

phpnewbie, First of all, whatever you do, please, please, please, try it out first on a local (PC) version of the your site! You may need to run through the "process" a few times to get it down to where you are confident that you can accomplish the upgrade with minimal "outage".

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I want to go upto 76 v2 you have released but i have a few concerns

You have probably already asked this of yourself, but just in case... If all you want are these "content pages" (modules) that you created, then why upgrade at all? If an upgrade will not add any value, why do it? Just something to give consideration to. No upgrade is going to be trouble free... that is why I would not do it personally on anything other than my own test system several times until I am confident I can implement on my production site with no problems.

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Can i just download the modules i want to keep to my PC and just delete the /nuke/ folder from my webspace and start from scratch with this new version?

If your "modules" are not driven by any new nuke tables that you have created or if they are "third-party" add-ons with no new nuke tables, then, "maybe" is the answer... I only say "maybe" if your modules are calling core nuke tables and those tables were modified between 7.4 and 7.6 nuke versions.

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Secondly, is setting up GT NextGen for this fairly easy?

Although I have yet to setup GTNG on a 7.6 version of nuke, since GTNG mostly was setup with the core nuke functionalities, most, if not all, of it should work just fine. You may need to "adjust" a few links here or there that might either have changed (doubtful) or that are new (more likely) IF you feel it necessary to "tap" those.

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I want the site to be out of action for as little time as possible and dont want to run into any problems

Test, test, test, test... that is the key to everything in life! Laughing Also, you need to set your expectations that you ARE going to run into problems along the way. Upgrades are like that. That is why you test, test, test AND that is why you need to take a full backup of your production site's database AND nuke files before starting the upgrade process in Production.

Lastly, there are several threads under both 1.x and 2.x forums which discuss upgrading from a earlier version of Nuke to this distro (basically nuke 7.6), so I would study those so that you have a clear idea on what process you will want to Test.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:40 am Reply with quote

Further to all the excellent advice you have been given so far.
To minimise 'down time' I would suggest creating a new database which you use to import your old data so you will effectively have two site running.
When you are ready you can just place something like
Code:
Redirect http://yoursite.com/nuke/ http://yoursite.com
in your htaccess file which will redirect everyone from the old site to the new before deleting your old installation.
 
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montego
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:16 am Reply with quote

Guardian2003, mighty fine advice Mr. H. Wink
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:23 am Reply with quote

Thanks first of all for the brilliant advice you guys gave.

The main reason i want to upgrade is security. The site is aimed at youth and i can do without someone hacking it.

And how can i test upgrading on a local version of the site. How will that work? Needs to be uploaded before it'll work, doesnt it? Sorry, as the name says (Nebwie).

Also go me to think whether i need PHP Nuke at all... all pages i do are HTML files (modules), nothing database wise. Only other thing i use is Downloads, Links, Newsletter and Gallery. All of which is easy-ish with a CMS.

Look like i got some thinking to do
 
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