Upgrading XAMPP Version

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Upgrading XAMPP Version

Postby bannisa2 » 28. January 2010 23:35

I am currently running XAMPP 1.6.7 and would like to upgrade to the latest version.

Can someone advise on how I might do this other than by a clean install? I need to retain the databases and tables I have created, and I have also changed some of the default values in the config files.
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Re: Upgrading XAMPP Version

Postby Altrea » 02. February 2010 10:24

There is no way to do this without a clean install, because there isn't an upgrade from XAMPP v1.7.1 to v1.7.2.
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Re: Upgrading XAMPP Version

Postby bannisa2 » 02. February 2010 13:11

I was afraid that might be the case. I guess I shall need to dump the databases and then read them in again.

It's tracking the changes to the config files that is probably going to be more of a pain.

Others must have done this many times already - any suggestions folks?
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Re: Upgrading XAMPP Version

Postby Altrea » 02. February 2010 13:33

- install XAMPP 1.7.3 locally first, to test all your scripts if they run correct with PHP5.3
- Do Backups of all important files (e.g. httpd.conf, php.ini, etc, better the whole xampp directory)
- Do exports of all your databases (i recommend to use mysqldumper to avoid incomplete/unfinished backups in cause scripttime limits, etc)
- Do a second export of all databases with phpmyadmin (It is better to be safe than sorry)
- read about all the PHP- and MySQL-changes since the versions of XAMPP 1.6.7
- look for updates of all your scripts you use
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Re: Upgrading XAMPP Version

Postby bannisa2 » 02. February 2010 15:47

Many thanks - definitely useful advice to have on the forum.

Now all I have to do is find the time to do it!
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