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  • Greg Berlin 818 posts 634 karma points
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 00:43
    Greg Berlin
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    Upgrade from V3.0.6 to V6

    I need to upgrade a really old website and after suggestions on the best way to do this... the version-specific guides only start at V4.x so i assume I'll need to get to a V4.x and then upgrade from there... any suggestions welcome

    Thanks
    Greg

  • Lee Kelleher 3886 posts 14629 karma points MVP 9x admin c-trib
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 00:54
    Lee Kelleher
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    Hi Greg,

    I have an (unofficial) archive of all the Umbraco releases, (if you are missing any?)

    http://j.mp/umbraco-archive

    Towards the bottom of the page there is a general upgrade path guideline, along with links to blog posts about more specific upgrades.

    Cheers, Lee.

  • Greg Berlin 818 posts 634 karma points
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 00:59
    Greg Berlin
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    Thanks Lee... fark, 13 upgrades to get to the latest version.  NASTY!

    I wonder if it'd be better just to rebuild the entire site on V6.  hmmmmmm :|

  • Lee Kelleher 3886 posts 14629 karma points MVP 9x admin c-trib
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 09:31
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    Hi Greg,

    Of course the guidelines I put on there are more to cover myself and to try make the upgrades as smooth (albeit lengthy) process.

    You could skip a few of the steps between the v4.x releases - just keep in mind that there'd be a load of config changes.

    e.g. v3.0.6 > v4.0.4.2 > v4.5.2 > v4.8.1 > v6.0.2

    But yes, still a number of steps.

    ... or take a backup of your v3.0.6 site, upgrade it direct to v6.0.2 ... and see what happens?  Theoretically all the database upgrade scripts are in the code, so it could work - the biggest parts are the config changes, especially between switching to MasterPage templates (in v4.x) and XML schema from legacy to new (in v4.5).  Obviously I can't make any guarantees - the safest option is still the 13-steps. :-)

    Good luck and godspeed.

    Cheers, Lee.

  • Greg Berlin 818 posts 634 karma points
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 20:32
    Greg Berlin
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    Thanks Lee... I'll let you know how I get when i get onto it in a few days.

    I'm leaning towards rebuilding the site.. i dont think it'd take much longer than the upgrade path, and is less likely to leave me with ongoing issues in the future.  Sounds safer and cleaner to me.

  • Greg Berlin 818 posts 634 karma points
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:51
    Greg Berlin
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    FYI, I rebuilt this site from scratch.  Upgrading seemed to painful an option and potentially would have taken even longer than a full rebuild.

    Thanks for the advice though

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