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Greetings . . .

Looking for a rough cut strategy on getting an installation current on maintenance. We are running version 7.5.8 with php 5.5.22 in front of MySQL 5.6.50-90.

The changelog indicates that version 7.7.5 is compatible/tested with php 5.4 – 7.4. Is there a preferred php version to use during the upgrade process? To run steady state?

Is it advisable to jump from 7.5.8 to 7.7.5 directly or should an intermediate step be taken during the outage window? If so what version would we target as a stepping stone?

MySQL 5.6 is EOL. Is there a preferred version to target? Does it need to be in place prior to upgrading UBB?

Thanks in advance.

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Requirements are on the home page
PHP 5.4 or newer
PHP 7.4 recommended
MySQL 5.5 or newer
MariaDB also compatible

Follow the upgrade steps as per:
https://www.ubbcentral.com/doc_upgrade7.php
Including the two css files mentioned in the notes.
Pay attention to the screen prompts especially on the language files.

The upgrade has never been easier.
Now if you were going from classic then yes there would be some intermediate upgrades.
But you can do this in one step to 7.5.5 ( sorry meant to say 7.7.5)

There also is a UBB test script if you wish to run before the upgrade at the UBB wiki
https://ubbwiki.com/latest/system-requirements-test


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Thanks Ruben. I think I'll give that test script a try to make sure there aren't issues lurking beneath the covers.

One last question on this thread: How long of an outage window should we plan for?

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Depending on the size of your forum, and how fluent you are with moving files around and testing that everything works as you'd expect it to work after your upgrade, it could be as little as 5 minutes.

Generally with this software on standard upgrades from one compatible version to another, I tell my users in a forum post, "the forums may be down for up to 1 hour during a forum software version upgrade and planned maintenance from XX to YY Pacific Time (PT)."

This also works well -
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The forums are currently closed while we perform some brief maintenance. We will be back in just a moment.


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if you are that concerned why not just make backups and create a test forum to run the upgrade on.
You can install the test forum on your site just need to change the database and urls in the config.inc.php
I would keep the board closed so google does not try to crawl the test one.


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