Installation setup assistance

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Installation setup assistance

Postby Seagasm » 21. November 2015 00:23

Hello there, I have recently installed XAMPP Version: 5.6.14 after being away from the product and working with Joomla for some time. My computer is set up to have all system and programs on C drive which makes it convenient to backup using image files. ALL my data and work files are on a partition E drive that is backed up on a more regular basis. I would like to continue with type of setup using XAMPP on C:\, work files on E:\users\myname\workarea for example. Would someone be kind enough to direct me to a post that provides this information please?

Can Apache installation updated versions be installed WITHOUT uninstalling the previous version?

Thank you Kindly
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Re: Installation setup assistance

Postby Altrea » 21. November 2015 11:25

Hi Barry,

Seagasm wrote:I would like to continue with type of setup using XAMPP on C:\, work files on E:\users\myname\workarea for example. Would someone be kind enough to direct me to a post that provides this information please?

IMHO the only thing that makes sense to move to your E: partition would be your DocumentRoot of this project.
You could work with vhosts, create a new vhost for your project with a DocumentRoot in your E: partition.

Anthough it is possible to move the MySQL data folder too i would not do that. MySQL stores not only foreign databases but also it's own settings in a database.

Seagasm wrote:Can Apache installation updated versions be installed WITHOUT uninstalling the previous version?

I don't know if i understand that question.
XAMPP does not have an upgrade functionality, not for any single component and not for the whole bundle.
So updating any single component or the whole bundle would always require a fresh installation and migration of your data.

best wishes,
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