This update method is only recommended for installations with modifications to core phpBB files. This package detects changed files automatically and merges in changes if needed.
A number of automatic update files are available, and you should choose the one that corresponds to the version of the board that you are currently running. For example, if your current version is 3.3.0 and you are updating to 3.3.1, you need the phpBB-3.3.0_to_3.3.1.zip/tar.bz2 file.
Make a backup of the original files
Make a backup of the database
Locally, perform for the following steps:
Download the phpBB 3.3 Automatic Update archive
On your web server, delete the
Run the updater:
For large boards, you may wish to update the database via the command line instead of using a web browser. From your board's root, execute the following command:
php ./bin/phpbbcli.php db:migrate --safe-mode
Using your web browser, visit /install in your board's root (e.g. http://www.example.com/yourforum/install).
Click the Update tab
Select "Update filesystem and database" and click Submit
Depending on file ownership, there are several options available to perform this update:
Download modified files in an archive: This will generate an archive containing all of the updated files. After downloading it, you upload its contents to the server.
Update files via FTP (Automatic): You provide FTP credentials and file paths so that the server may FTP the files in place.
Update files via direct access (Automatic): If the web server has write permissions, the updater can write the changes directly to the files
If there are conflicts, you will be prompted to resolve them.
Click Update Files
Click "Continue Update Process" to update the database
install/directory on the server
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