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Upgrade Remository
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Nov 06, 2006 at 05:53 AM

Always back up your Remository database tables before attempting an upgrade. It is not always necessary, but is the only way to guarantee that you will be able to recover from a problem. The Remository tables all have names starting with xxx_downloads (where xxx is your prefix). Also, make a note of your Remository configuration, as in many cases it will be set back to default values by the upgrade. There are different cases to consider here:

  1. The last Remository install was BEFORE version 3.0. Please note that copying newer versions of the program files does NOT count as an install. In this case, it is essential NOT to uninstall Remository, as all the tables will be deleted if you do. You should install the Remository Manager component, available here, and remove the Remository menu entries and program files using Remository Manager. This will keep the database intact. You then need to install a new version and carry out database conversion.
  2. The last Remository install was BEFORE 3.20 but was 3.00 or later. In this case, it is safe to simply uninstall Remository and then install a new version. Then, from the admin menus, run the Remository database conversion for pre 3.20 data. Further details of the upgrade process to get to or past 3.20 is in the document "Upgrading to 3.20"
  3. The last Remository install was 3.20 or after. In this case, all that needs to be done is to uninstall Remository and install a newer version. All 3.2x versions will set the configuration back to default, so you need to review the new configuration. Once installed, version 3.40 retains the configuration in the database and does not lose it across an upgrade. Also, the 3.40 installation automatically modifies the database tables with the extra fields needed. Although there is an admin option for 3.40 database upgrade, it is not necessary to run it.

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