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Upgrade path 7.2.3 to 9.2.2

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    I have 2 sites that need to upgrade from 7.2.3 to 9.2.2.  Is there a suggested upgrade path, or can I go straight to 9.2.2?



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      First, make sure you have a good backup.

      Second, make sure you known that in going to 9.2.0 and above requires that many third party modules have to be upgraded as many deprecated APIs were removed at this point, and several important libraries were upgraded. Read the release notes for 9.2.0 (and there were several blog posts, too),

      I have upgraded several sites. Some have worked flawlessly, and some haven't.

      If you are brave, go straight to 9.3.2. If it doesn't work, restore and go step by step.

      If you have to go step by step, I'd recommend upgrading to the last . (8.0.4?). Then 9.0.1 and onward to 9.3.2. That should work.

      Make backups at each stage if you're a nervous nelly like me. Test and upgrade modules at every stage.

      And, should you encounter errors, ask for help!
      Joe Craig DNN MVP Patapsco Research Group


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        Thanks Joe for the help!



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          New to DNN... is there any help on how the upgrade needs to be done?

          Thanks

           



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            Absolutely!

            https://www.dnnsoftware.com/wiki/upgrading-dotnetnuke
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNmVPRQZ6J4
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNmVPRQZ6J4

            The most important bit of advice has to do with backups. Before starting, make a good backup of your site. You need to backup the database and the file directory. Together they constitute a complete installation.

            If possible, do the upgrade on a copy of your productions site. Then, when the upgraded site is working, you can back it up and move that backup to the production site as the upgrade.

            There is a module, Evotiva DNN Backup and Restore that can simplify the process.

            Practice all of this before touching your production site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            Joe Craig DNN MVP Patapsco Research Group
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