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XF 1.2 Upgrade Risk and Concern?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by denzil, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. denzil

    denzil Member

    I have to admit, it's been a while since our forum has been upgraded. However, I'm generally used to habit of testing things locally before deploying them to production... it's just best practice. Of course, I'm curious how safe it is to just follow the upgrade procedure outlined in the XF manual.

    How safe is it really to just upgrade like that without any catastrophic problems? I'm not extremely familiar with the codebase but I know enough that I brought it up on my own just by following the installation directions.

    Would appreciate anyone's experience with upgrading XF, positive and negative. Thanks in advance!

    P.S. Looking to upgrade from 1.2.0 to 1.4.4.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. denzil

    denzil Member

    Alright, thanks for confirming that. Do you feel this is necessary for minor releases as well or just major ones?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I always upgrade on my local test install first, but it's probably not necessary for third point releases, unless you have third party styles and add-ons, in which case you should check first as they may require updating.
     
  5. denzil

    denzil Member

    Yeah, personally I'd like to get into that habit too but I just don't have things (hardware/software/files) set up for it yet where I can just run it like a well oiled machine. If you don't mind me asking, what's your typical release cycle? Do you dupe the live site, upgrade, and then if it breaks, just dupe the live site again locally? Also, as far as running it locally, are their idiosyncrasies with it? I have to be frank, I haven't really touched the backend lately (as you can tell by my lack of upgrades).
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. denzil

    denzil Member

    Cool, I'll check those resources out, have at it, then report back if I have issues (hope not) or if I'm successful. Thanks so much for your help!
     

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