Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:10 pm
both of you are making this way more difficult than it needs to be.
make backups of the database and the files of your current board. then simply follow the upgrade instructions exactly and in order and you will be fine.
Thanks for your answer
For me you are a bit optimistic
look at the migration procedure. Deactivate the style, deactivate extension that are not compliant, etc. So at the end you i will have a 3.2 forum but that will be slightly different of what i have today.
So i have first of all to validate the 3.2 forum prior to go in production. I have a specific style that i have customized. So just to update the style i have to repeat manually all the modifications on the 3.2 version of the style. The style exist in 3.2 and hopefully i have documented all the modifications i have made. But this has to be done. I have also a very important extension that is abandoned and that i was obliged to customized because there was a bug. So i will have to validate that this extension is working on 3.2 and if not i will have to adapt it.
So i cannot just decide to migrate the forum without having validated all the functions in a test environment. When the test environment will be ready and because, as far as i understand, the database are different it will not be possible just to migrate the data from 3.1 to this new 3.2. So i will have to stop the forum, Make a backup, redo all the migration procedure, modify all the files, remove some extension, replace by new ones if exist, etc, etc and go live on the new forum. And if all this take 8 hours the forum will be off 8 hours.
It is not a big deal but it has to be done