Restoring back up from 3.1.3 to 3.1.7

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Restoring back up from 3.1.3 to 3.1.7

Post by Audigex » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:42 pm

Hi all.

Quick question, I'm currently migrating my forum from www.barrowafc.net to a new host at www.barrowfans.co.uk.

The old one that's currently live and in use is on 3.1.3, but my new one I've just upgraded to 3.1.7.

I ideally want to delete the old forum and redirect it to the new one, but I want to download the database from the old one into the new one to put into the new one as otherwise there'll be a couple of days worth of posts lost, will that cause any problems with them being on difference versions? Due to a problem with my host and FTP I'm struggling to upgrade the old one otherwise I'd just upgrade that to 3.1.7 then do the restore.

Thanks in advance!
Ste

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Re: Restoring back up from 3.1.3 to 3.1.7

Post by Crizzo » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 pm

Hi,

first: if you restore the 3.1.3 database in 3.1.7 you have to update the database aswell. That will work easy: www.example.org/install/database_update.php (if example.org points to your board)

second: if you restore the 3.1.3-board in the 3.1.7-board, you lose the 3.1.7-database with all its posts, users and settings.

Are you aware of these two facts?

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Re: Restoring back up from 3.1.3 to 3.1.7

Post by SteStory » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:26 pm

Hi Crizzo

Thanks, so i'll just need to re-upload the install folder and do the database update?

As for the 3.1.7 db, yeah its just a copy of the 3.1.3 one but from a few days ago.

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Re: Restoring back up from 3.1.3 to 3.1.7

Post by Crizzo » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:28 pm

SteStory wrote:Hi Crizzo

Thanks, so i'll just need to re-upload the install folder and do the database update?
If you restored the DB completely, yes. :)
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