How to upgrade your Invision Power Board, To a new version

Discussion in 'IPB' started by BadKarma, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. BadKarma

    BadKarma Aspirant

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    Step 1: First of all download some version that is newer than your right now version
    Step 2: Then go to your ftp and it is located at http://FTP://ftp.yourdomian.xxx
    Step 3: And when you access it delete every file Exept Conf_Global
    Step 4: Upload the one version that you download Exept Conf_Global and go to /your-forum-dir/upgrade
    * go to www.yoursite.com/where_you_installed_forum/upgrade/
    Step 5: And enter your forum admin user/pass and let it go through your done.
     
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  2. PalePhoenix

    PalePhoenix Prince of Dorkness

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    This is NOT how a pre-existing version of the boardware gets upgraded. Kids, do not try this at home. Your FTP client should have settings that allow the overwriting of the necessary files and preservation of the existing directory structure. Deleting things in this manner could cost you any customized images, special modifications, and a whole lot of other shizzle.

    Please follow the instructions provided with upgrade patches and releases by IPS. They've given me headaches, even messed up a hack or two, but have never necessitated the wiping of my FTP site.
     
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