My forums ( http://www.allacrost.org/forum
) are running an old version (2.0.13) of phpbb and are in need of an upgrade. I recently discovered that my server already has phpbb installed (version 2.0.19) but I didn't know that originally, and installed phpbb in my local space. Due to some circumstances, it has become a bit cumbersome to update our local phpbb forums. So what I want to do is the following:
- 1) Backup the entire 2.0.13 forum by downloading a full backup database file
2) Uninstall the existing 2.0.13 forum software
3) Re-install phpbb 2.0.19 from my site's control panel
4) Upload the database file and restore the forums
5) Pray that it works
All that I am asking is for a head nod from someone more experienced to tell me that this should work. The content of my forums are incredibly vital to my project, and losing all posts and/or threads would be totally devestating for myself and my team. So if you could ease my conciousness about this decision, that would be wonderful.