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Can I go straight to the latest version or do I have to step up for each version?

Thanks in advance!

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6.5.5 to 7.0.2 (use the threads import script for that one)

then upgrade from 7.0.2 to current, i believe

the in between steps are automatic as part of the upgrade..

so it's 2 'major' steps to get to 7.5.5 basically..

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Actually, you can import directly from 6.5.5 to 7.5.5. wink

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would you recommend that instead ?

for some reason the 2 step approach was more 'popular', but i could be wrong..

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Our process is to go straight from 6.5.5 to the latest release whenever we do upgrades.

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Originally Posted by Rick
Our process is to go straight from 6.5.5 to the latest release whenever we do upgrades.

so far the 1 step hasn't worked....i've tried it 3 times and it has always failed. (fortunately i'm running on a test machine and keep restoring and trying again)....

maybe i'll try the two step and see if it works better...

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Actually now that I think about it, the importer won't actually even work with 7.0.2, since it's been modified to insert into the new group permission tables, which don't exist in the older versions.

When it's failing, is it resulting in an error of some sorts?

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Originally Posted by Sirdude
would you recommend that instead ?

for some reason the 2 step approach was more 'popular', but i could be wrong..

Going to 7.0.2 do i unzip and copy everything over into the ubbthreads directory?

when i unzipped it, it went into ubbthreads-7-0-2 and when i tried to run the upgrade.php I get:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: upgrade_header() in /home/web/public_html/owners.only/ubbthreads-7-0-2/install/upgrade.php on line 78

so i was wondering if i was just supposed to copy everything INTO the original forum then run the upgrade...

thanks for any info...

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Well, like I said, you really HAVE to go to 7.5.5. The import script won't work with 7.0.2.

What you should do is grab 7.5.5 and install it into a new directory, something other than your 6.5.5 directory. Then bring up the importers/threads_import.php, fill in the info it asks for and then let us know if you get any specific errors.

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Originally Posted by Rick
Well, like I said, you really HAVE to go to 7.5.5. The import script won't work with 7.0.2.

What you should do is grab 7.5.5 and install it into a new directory, something other than your 6.5.5 directory. Then bring up the importers/threads_import.php, fill in the info it asks for and then let us know if you get any specific errors.

okay...i unzipped 7.5.5 into a new directory (/ubbthreads-7-5-5)

ran the install utility, it found my databases and was "creating the tables" (url: http://xxx.../ubbthreads-7-5-5/install/createtable.php)

then i got this:

Warning: main(libs/phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/web/public_html/owners.only/ubbthreads-7-5-5/install/createtable.php on line 37

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'libs/phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php' (include_path='/usr/local/php/includes:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/web/public_html/owners.only/ubbthreads-7-5-5/install/createtable.php on line 37

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Hmm, did all of the directories get uploaded? If you'd like, go ahead and open up a support ticket with your site URL and the FTP info and we can take a look at what's going on.

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Originally Posted by Rick
Hmm, did all of the directories get uploaded? If you'd like, go ahead and open up a support ticket with your site URL and the FTP info and we can take a look at what's going on.

unfortunately that's not gonna be possible, the server is behind a firewall and not available from outside our intranet...

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One thing I did notice is your PHP include path:

(include_path='/usr/local/php/includes:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/share/pear')

It's not including the current directory. Normally that would look like this:

(include_path='.:/usr/local/php/includes:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/share/pear')

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Originally Posted by Rick
One thing I did notice is your PHP include path:

(include_path='/usr/local/php/includes:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/share/pear')

It's not including the current directory. Normally that would look like this:

(include_path='.:/usr/local/php/includes:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/share/pear')

On step closer smile

now when i run it....i get:


All tables created. Your database is ready for your import.

running importer now.....

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Basically now you need to do the import. You'll download the threads_import.zip file from the members area. Unzip and place that inside your importers directory. Bring up the importers/threads_import.php script in your browser, fill in the info and it should import all of your data.

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Originally Posted by Rick
Basically now you need to do the import. You'll download the threads_import.zip file from the members area. Unzip and place that inside your importers directory. Bring up the importers/threads_import.php script in your browser, fill in the info and it should import all of your data.

it's all imported....now i just have to figure out how to get all the boxes (who's online etc) that I had installed before...and make the other changes to the code that we had to make frown

and after all that is done...i get to do it again on the real server smile

thanks for all of your help!


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