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Can I run Beta 2 for a new site?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by D37, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. D37

    D37 Active Member

    I want to start up a new forum. Can I use Beta 2 live to run this? or should I wait for Gold?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Beta software is labelled so for a reason and it is not recommended to run it on a live site.

    Plenty of people are though (including xenforo.com :D) so it does appear to be fairly stable.
    Just be aware of the risks if you choose to do the same.
  3. D37

    D37 Active Member

    Thanks. What precautions should I take? Should I just make constant backups?
  4. wii

    wii Active Member

  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well regular backups are a good thing anyway, no matter what software you're running.
    I take one every day on my site.

    Beta software by its nature will have bugs though so there is an element of risk but if you take regular backups of your DB and content then you can minimise any potential problems.
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Mine is #5. ;)
  7. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    For a new forum, running beta 2 imo is perfectly fine. (I do)
    Peggy likes this.
  8. Dismal Shadow

    Dismal Shadow Active Member

    No, don't install it on live site, it crashes everyone who have it installed because it's linked somehow and no way to restore the backup because it eat and kills your backup before it does.

    /ends sarcasm

    No, Brogan is right, it's not recommended on live but keep at your own risk.

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