I have a lot of custom edits. I keep a list of files that have those custom edits and each edit is commented so I know exactly what it's there for. I download the changed files package and see what files are in it that have custom edits. Then I use Winmerge to compare and merge my edits with the new files that have been updated.
Changed files package with my custom edits is then merged into a local copy overwriting the old files. Quick check to make sure everything is working as expected to insure we don't have some lame php error because of missing comma..... Maintence mode on live version,dump the database one last time. ,upload the files to the server and run the update. It's literally minutes to complete the online version.
sakm wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Even if I do this with a weeks notice I still get emails from the members!
This should only take a few minutes. I once moved entire forum with 650K posts to another domain, upgrade from 3.0.X to 3.2.X, nixed a URL rewrite on old domain with redirect to the standard phpBB URL's on new domain and few other tasks. Think it took 15 minutes but that was after many days of setting it up and some dry runs. For about 3 or 4 days Google was sucking up about 50K pages per day, nothing succeeds like success.
“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I have found several thousand things that won’t work.”
Attributed - Thomas Edison