If I upgrade will I lose....

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If I upgrade will I lose....

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Evening guy's ... my site has started to run very slow when posting and loading up topics etc....
Now Im running a old version 3.0.RC5
Never updated as I dont want to lose anything :o
What I want to know is will I lose anything, as in MOD's I have installed (Ajax shout box is the main one)

:?:

EDIT - If I update is this the updae I need?
Download phpBB 3.0.5 to 3.0.10 Update Package (zip)
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Re: If I upgrade will I lose....

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Users and posts will be fine but your MODs will be so hopelessly out of date (and probably insecure) that you should have new versions of them anyway.

First, update to 3.0.0 by doing this:
  • Upload all new files from a download of the full 3.0.0 ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpbb/f ... p/download )version, except for config.php, the /images and /files folders.
  • Go to yoursite.com/forumfolder/install/database_update.php
  • Let that run and then delete the install folder.
Then:
  • Upload all new files from a download of the full 3.0.10 version, except for config.php, the /images and /files folders.
  • Go to yoursite.com/forumfolder/install/database_update.php
  • Let that run and then delete the install folder.
  • You now have a new up to date board containing all your users and posts but without any MODs that you might have had installed.
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Re: If I upgrade will I lose....

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Thanks Kevin for the rapid reply ;)
I'll read you reply a few times before I do it lol
The thing that bothers me is the shout box more than anything, I know alot of people hate them but ours gets used alot and members would miss it if we lost it :( and Im sure I read that Ajax was no longer :?

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Re: If I upgrade will I lose....

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Ohh I like that :) thanks Kevin...
Just need to find someone now who can do it for me as time is very tight for me at the mo :cry:
And Im still thinking im loseing all the mods I have put in over the years :o
Humm what to do........

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Why not backup your files and try it out yourself?!
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Re: If I upgrade will I lose....

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Elias wrote:Why not backup your files and try it out yourself?!
Elias I may try it myself, but getting time to do it is another thing right now :(
I have a ghost site I can use if I get the time, I didn't realise that all mods would be lost....
Teach me not to update more often eh! Doh!!

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