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XF 1.4 1.4.6 upgrade

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by d_ward, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. d_ward

    d_ward New Member

    Running 1.4.5, just trying to upgrade. I have copied the files to the upload directory and I received the following message during Step 2: You cannot proceed unless all XenForo database tables are removed

    I do not want to lose the existing forum posts, permissions, styles and other content etc, so I did not check the option to remove in the previous screen: Remove all XenForo-related data, including posts and users, from xenforo

    What else should I be doing or do before a "simple" upgrade? Manually remove those files before (not sure what/where they are)?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The message indicates you are trying to do a new installation.

    Did you download the upgrade .zip and upload it to the correct location?

    When I browse to your install path I see 1.4.5 is the current version and I am prompted to log in to the upgrade system.
  3. d_ward

    d_ward New Member

    This was the .zip that I downloaded: xenforo_1.4.6_<license-key>_upgrade.zip
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is the initial message you receive this?


    If so, either the files haven't been uploaded to the correct location, or there is some form of (server) caching involved.
  5. d_ward

    d_ward New Member

    Screen 1 (can't update the PHP version due to other content on the server, but will be able to later this year):
    Capture 1.PNG

    Screen 2 (selected Use these values, I created a config file before because I was promoted to enter in that info):

    Screen 3:

    Screen 4:
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That would indicate the internal_data/install-lock.php file is no longer in place.

    You can restore it if you have a backup, or just create a new file with the contents:
    <?php header('Location: ../index.php'); /* Installed: Wed, 8 Jan 15 12:00:00 +0000 */
  7. d_ward

    d_ward New Member

    I copied the install-lock file to the upload/internal_directory and then this is what shows now:

    You have already completed installation. If you wish to reinstall, please delete the file internal_data/install-lock.php.

    Admin panel shows 1.4.5 and there was no installing or processing, no other confirmation that it was installed/upgraded.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What URL are you trying to upgrade from?

    It should be, for example: http://www.example.com/install/index.php?upgrade/
  9. d_ward

    d_ward New Member

    I did not have the URL ending in 'upgrade'. :whistle: When I updated to 1.4.5 from my initial 1.4.4 version I did a re-install essentially, but it did not matter because I was only testing at that point, so that is why I thought the install process for 1.4.6 as an upgrade was the same procedure...

    I did have to Rebuild Master Database for 1.4.5 before the correct Upgrade option to 1.4.6 was available. I went back the correct URL and then the option/step was available. 1.4.6 installed and is working now. The forums were copied from another server and different host and it 'just worked' on the new server if that helps explain anything.

    Thanks for the help - that is a benefit of using XenForo.

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