gregkeenan wrote:I dont even know how to back up something, I have spent the last hour trying to find how to do it
Read Transferring Your Board to a New Host or Domain
- up to and including
1) Using phpMyAdmin to Back Up the Database
, this explains how to back up your files and database. You only need the parts as explained above for backing up.
Generally what I do is make a new folder (or directory or whatever you want to call it) on my desktop and call it 'backup + todays date'. Inside that folder I make another folder called 'files'.
Using your FTP (Filezilla?) client, copy ALL
the board files from the board root including the full directory structure to your new 'files' folder folder as per the section "Backing up the phpBB Files
Note: Copying, deleting, cutting and pasting etc, using an FTP client, is similar to using the same functions within windows explorer or the Mac equivalent. The board structure is treated as though it was an extra drive on your home computer, you can carry out the same operations as if you were doing it between two folders on your pc.
Using phpMyAdmin make a copy of your database as per the section "Backing Up the Database
" and save the generated *.sql file (your database) to the new folder root.
When completed you should have a backup folder with a structure similar to:
Once everything is backed up to your satisfaction you can then carry on with the update instructions as previously posted.
gregkeenan wrote:I got this message when I tried the first part.
The requested URL /forumfolder/install/database_update.php was not found on this server
The error is saying that the
folder doesn't exist, you need to:
Pit$Bull wrote:Upload all new files from a download of the full version, EXCEPT for config.php, the /images and /files folders
To your board folder, in this case:
When you've successfully uploaded the files as per above you will have an 'install' folder in your board folder called 'install' like this:
In your browser go to http://glencoecyprus.com/glencoeforum/i ... update.php
Then follow the rest of the instructions.