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Upgrading 2.1.1 to 3.1.0 on same server

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Upgrading 2.1.1 to 3.1.0 on same server

I'm looking to upgrade my current LinksSQL installation (2.1.1) to Glinks 3.1.0 to both take advantage of the anniversary discount upgrade price, and to give my site a facelift (I've not done much in terms of development since my first-born arrived 2 years ago - been a little bit busy Smile!)

I've bought Glinks and installed it in a separate directory this afternoon.

I assumed I could simply copy my link and category data over to the new version, however I've read in the forum that it's not possible.

To get a working version of Glinks with a copy of my current site data, should I do this:

Uninstall Glinks 3.1.0
Copy my 2.1.1 admin files to a new directory
Copy my 2.1.1 database to a new database and change the 2.1.1 admin setup to point to the newly named database
Re-install Glinks 3.1.0 over the copied 2.1.1 and chose the Upgrade option (so as to keep my links and cats)

Will this work? Will I end up with a copy of Glinks that has my 2.1.1 link and cat data?


PS. I have some custom fields in both link and cat tables - will these cause a problem?

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qango: Jul 19, 2006, 7:50 AM
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Re: [qango] Upgrading 2.1.1 to 3.1.0 on same server In reply to
That's about right. However, before you upgrade, you should check that everything is working properly.