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Updating Deletes All Data?!?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by xPeetey42, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. xPeetey42

    xPeetey42 New Member

    So I have been using XenForo on and off for about 4 months now and I'm still quite new to this although I have learned more stuff. Lately I have been trying to do my first update to 1.0.3. The problem is that I have come up to a step that says to continue I must delete all information?!? Is this a normal thing? I don't want my users to have to register and post all over again. Help please? :(
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. xPeetey42

    xPeetey42 New Member

    I'm on a Mac so I have been using Transmit. I downloaded the update package and replaced everything except my styles folder. Is there anything wrong?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, Transmit is the problem.

    It has a habit of doing that.

    I think you need to set up the options correctly to enable merging of files and directories.
  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    You need to change a setting in Transmit to merge rather than replace files in a folder.
  6. xPeetey42

    xPeetey42 New Member

    Erm.. So do I have to delete everything and start over with the uploading, is there a way for me to keep my data?
  7. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Yea keep your datebase and the folders
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Read the thread I linked to above, you may need to replace the config.php and install-lock files.
  9. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    All the data, posts, users, threads etc are stored at the database. So it would be best to make a thorough backup of it before you run the upgrader.

    About the files, have a look at the link provided by Brogan above.
  10. xPeetey42

    xPeetey42 New Member

    Okay I noticed that my config.php is missing and made a new one. My styles, data, and internal_data folders are still there. Do I need to re-upload all the other update files?
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Make sure the install-lock file is also in place.

    It won't hurt to upload the files once more, just to ensure you have the correct file set.
    There is a new file health check feature in 1.0.3 so after upgrading you can run that to verify they're all correct.
  12. xPeetey42

    xPeetey42 New Member

    I added a new config.php and install-lock.php and now it works! Thankyou everyone for helping me out :D! This thread can be closed now.

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