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Reply #8 - Apr 28th, 2011 at 7:06pm
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What if I get an error 500 after I set all permissions on the folders. Do I still have permissions wrong. My Yabb directory is also in a password protected area. Although it was before too.

So I have installed before but a long time ago. I am pretty sure I set the permissions correctly. Any thoughts?
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 27th, 2011 at 10:53pm
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Thanks for the help. I already permissioned everything last night but must of missed something. Am doing it all over again right now. Permissions that is. So keeping my fingers crossed too.

Thanks again for your help I really appreciate you.
  
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Re: Upgrade from yabb 1.4 all the way to current?
Reply #6 - Apr 27th, 2011 at 4:49am
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Hi

You should download the full version, not the upgrade. The upgrade is only for those with very recent versions of YaBB.

The most important thing will be to have a good data backup. I don't know what kind of a hosting package this forum is on. BUT - if there's a good amount of data, there may be a problem downloading full folders.  Many Control Panels have limits on the number of files you can view or download in one pass. For this reason, I suggest you do the data DL with an FTP client, being careful on the transfer type.  Check the Codex articles - but for BACKUP/DOWNLOAD purposes, I'm pretty sure I can generally say that the folders mentioned that are under 'yabb' should be in Text/ASCII mode, and the Attachments folder GENERALLY should be done in Binary mode.  I say this last because you could have text file attachments.

UPLOADING - you will need to be meticulous on the FTP mode and setting permissions


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Reply #5 - Apr 27th, 2011 at 12:56am
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I am reading now, thanks for all your help. One more thing, for now, when I go to download the newest, do I download the

yabb 2.5 AE zip
or
yabb 2.5 AE upgrade?

Thanks again for all your help.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 27th, 2011 at 12:53am
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"When you say save data, I would think that would be the Board folder and the Member folder? "

You should read the Codex articles about now, LOL  Wink

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Once you have entered Maintenance Mode, you must log into your server and make a copy of the following directories:

Required

   * Boards
   * Messages
   * Members
   * Variables

   * Attachments (to be uploaded directly to yabbfiles/Attachment in New Forum) using binary mode transfer.


To be honest, YaBB 1.4, is very old, so I have never worked on a 1.4 board - so you should check to see if those folders are present.  (the answer is probably yes - and I'm quite sure they are all needed.

I'm also not long enough in the tooth to know how and when file-uploading (attachments for posts) got welded on.  I'm pretty sure it was a mod first.

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Reply #3 - Apr 27th, 2011 at 12:25am
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I was afraid of upgrading that many levels thinking of all the changes.

When you say save data, I would think that would be the Board folder and the Member folder?
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 26th, 2011 at 11:45pm
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Hello

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So can I just download the newest version and upload, without losing info?



Well, other than the word 'just' the answer is probably:

Yes - you can download the new version, backup your data (also a download effectively) to a local drive, install the new version (and make sure it works), then upload your old data, and YaBB will convert it (your old data) to the new format.  "Then" it will 'just' work  Wink

Its quite do-able,

Read up about installing YaBB:
http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?catselect=general

About conversions

http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1190674872

You also might want to look through this Upgrading YaBB board.
(its new in the last year or so) That's why I moved your post... Roll Eyes


A few things -

A - I'm glad you were able to patch things.

B - make sure your server has the minimum Perl version for the current YaBB

C - was your old Forum 'modded' or have changes to the Templates? If so, these will need to be 'figured out' in advance.

Really Good News - the new YaBB (besides the many new features) is very secure, and has a built in server backup.

read through the Codex stuff and DL the current version, then look thru the Quick Start Guide that comes with it.

Ask all the questions you want
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Reply #1 - Apr 26th, 2011 at 11:28pm
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This Topic was moved here from Programming and other Technical Help [move by] JonB.
  

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Apr 26th, 2011 at 11:12pm
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Can I upgrade my old yabb 1.4 to the current version without it messing anything up?

We are way behind but it has been fine until yesterday when the template file got hacked by a trojan virus. I was able to fix this but must upgrade for better protection.

I was surprised as the yabb file is in a protected directory too.

So can I just download the newest version and upload, without losing info?

thanks for the help in advance, I appreciate it very much.
  
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