Updating to 3+ from 2.64.3+

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6 months 4 weeks ago #175702 by Helenmd
Hi,

I'm about to ask our IT Team to plan to upgrade our instance of LimeSurvey to the latest stable version. It would be a manual update.

I'm aware that there are major changes in 3+ (not least the template library), but I was wondering whether it is possible to upgrade the existing install, or whether we would be better going with a vanilla install and migrating the databases over?

Any suggestions/advice? They'll come back to me and ask these questions, so I'm trying to pre-empt them.


Many thanks in advance

Helen

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6 months 4 weeks ago #175707 by DenisChenu
1. Make a DB backup
2. Make a directory backup
3. Upgrade
4. See what happen
5. If you must revert : you have the backup …

OR
1. Make a DB backup
2. Make a directory backup
3. Put this backup on a dev/preprod server
4. Test
5. If ok , update production server …

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6 months 4 weeks ago #175728 by tpartner
OR (depending on the number if surveys)

1. Install a new instance if LimeSurvey 3 x

2. Develop the required themes in 3.x

3. Migrate surveys to 3.x via .lsa export/import

Cheers,
Tony Partner

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6 months 2 weeks ago #176257 by dearaujoj
Hi,

I have tested an update from 2.73 to 3.0 and got the error: "templates table doesn't have name column"

I have basically installed 3.0 on a new folder and connected it to the 2.73 DB and got the error.

I was expecting a schema upgrade process but nothing happened ...

if you have any suggestions on how to resolve this issue, they will be very welcomed :-)


Thank you
José

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6 months 2 weeks ago #176259 by dearaujoj
In fact, I forgot to remove the previous config file, by doing so the database update script is called but now I have the following error:

The table "{{tutorials}}" for active record class "Tutorials" cannot be found in the database.

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6 months 2 weeks ago #176260 by dearaujoj
After some investigations, it looked like the previous upgrade from 2.62 to 2.73 was not done correctly, therefore, there was some missing data in DB.
So I have done it again and then run the installation of 3.0 again and then it worked like a charm. So I guess you will be able to do the same from 2.64 to 3.+

Keep the good work folks :-)

Regards
José

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