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I'm trying to upgrade a site I've upgraded many times before, but it keeps sending me to the install screen when I publish to my production server. It worked just fine on my dev machine with a backup from prod.
When I upgrade prod, this is the procedure I follow:
So I know the setup of the copied site is fine, because it works on v8.6.4. But as soon as I upload the dlls, I get the install screen. I've even tried just uploading the bin and Umbraco folders and editing the config files manually, with the same result.
Getting pretty frustrated with this now - any help much appreciated! Have checked through the forums and SO but not been able to find anyone with the same issue.
Further update - I can get to 8.6.8 no problem, but if I try an 8.7.x version I get the initial upgrade screen but then it gets stuck in an upgrade "loop" where it keeps telling me it needs to upgrade from a particular version to the same version. All very odd, never come across this before, and upgraded a different site from 8.6.4 to 8.15.0 just yesterday without an issue.
Even though it had rights to the database and made a successful connection and could modify the table (creating a new application) for whatever reason it did not have permission to read the existing stuff, I changed the permissions on the server (by creating a new sql server user and login with the same rights) and this allowed it to function.
I still do not understand it - I detached form the old server then I copied the database file(s) .mdf and .ldf onto the new server and attached.
The Site connected to the new server just fine - authenticated and the first time I had it - it created a new site because I told it to continue .. so I know it had rights to create etc.. but for what ever reason the users assigned to the were unable to read the database.
Turned out to be a schema issue. The database user's default schema was being set to the username by Plesk (even if that schema had been deleted) when it should have been dbo.
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