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XF 1.5 Upgrading forum, admin appears for all users during installation

#1
Hi, I'm updating my forum installation and something weird happened. I turned the forum off while uploading the update files to the FTP so the forum was down for a while, but after uploading some files, the main URL redirected to the installation screen for every user.

Why did this happen? Is there a way to make sure the forum will be offline for normal users while updating?
 

ozzy47

Well-known member
#4
That is strange, once the files were loaded it should have shut the board off till the upgrade had completed.

What version were you going from - to?
 
#7
If you override your files and you're still on a lower version, this can be interpreted the same as "missing or corrupted", because, well, the expected content is missing. At least this is my experience with XF upgrades.
 
#8
Was upgrading to 1.5.18 from 1.4.something. What @yoloswaggerino mentioned makes sense since I was overwriting files and not merging them. I had to restore a backup and start again, restricting access to the server to make sure it didn't happen again. Thanks for the comments!
 
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