just done a test update of my main forum - and it work good - with just a few minor troubles. (I have it off DNS using my hosts file for access)
The major one of my troubles was :-
I have 147k posts - many with very large content.
Once the update to the posts table got past 100k it slowed down dramatically - such that for each 30 second click I was sometimes only getting one post converted. Avarage about 20 posts per 30 seconds.
Once that table was finished it went like a 'bomb' so it seemed to be a problem with the 30 second restarts and very large tables.
The server I did this conversion on is MUCH smaller than my live machine - smaller memory, smaller processor etc, so it may well work better on the live machine when it is required.
It may on reflection have been better to consider the update offline on my own machine as some have suggested.
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