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  • SkyTheLine 32 posts 102 karma points
    1 week ago

    Best practise to update Umbraco CMS

    Hi there

    our company has Umbraco version 7.12.2 and i would like to ask, if there are some best practise for updating the CMS.

    I had exp. with Joomla and Wordpress, but i think umbraco is way specific.

    Packages are under Developer/Packages and the top right "installed".

    Is there anything other, which i have to checkup before?

    As far i can understand, the DB Schema won't be affacted and the Data Types also.

    Kind regards and thank for the friendly support :) i like umbraco and the community behind it.

  • Søren Kottal 524 posts 3499 karma points MVP 2x c-trib
    1 week ago
    Søren Kottal

    Hi Sky

    It depends on what version you are trying to upgrade to.

    I wouldn't be afraid of upgrading your 7.12.2 to the latest v7 version (7.15.7) on the live database. If you have Umbraco installed through NuGet, you can update it via Visual Studio. If not, you can download the version from Our.

    I usually follow somewhat the same approach as in this old article where Git is used to keep track of changes, and help you merge config etc.

    As said, for 7.12 to 7.15, I don't think it should be so difficult, so I would probably just update the package, run the upgrader (start the website, and the upgrader kicks in), and you are done and can upload the new files to your live site. Even if Umbraco doesn't officially support running a newer database version on a lower file version (bad things can happen if you do this), it should work fine for these versions.

    If you want to go to v8, there is some more steps involved. You need to get your database to at least 7.13 first, before you can migrate. Proworks has made an awesome blogpost describing their process for this. How to upgrade umbraco 7 to umbraco 8

  • SkyTheLine 32 posts 102 karma points
    1 week ago


    So, the wwwroot thing is easy.

    But how can i update the Database?

    I use MS SQL in Azure and thank god, that we made the choice back then, because MySql isn't supported anymore.

    thank you so much for the link :D

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