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Upgrade Upgrading to Centmin Mod 1.2.3-eva2000.08 beta03

Discussion in 'Install & Upgrades or Pre-Install Questions' started by tdubs, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. tdubs

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    Hello,

    I'm just wondering since there has been a beta going on if it's actually a good idea to upgrade my server to that version while having a live forum, or should I just stick to .07 until there's a stable release? I know there may be bugs and whatnot since it's still in beta stage, but I'm just curious to know if it'd be a good idea to do so.

    Thank you.
     
  2. eva2000

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    Beta is beta, so if you use it expect to update it .. then again .08 beta03 will be easier to keep updated thanks to the new centmin.sh menu option 23
    And upgrading the Centmin Mod code doesn't break your sites as updating code and updating what centmin.sh updates i.e. nginx/php-fpm are 2 separate things. With that said, i run .08 beta 03 on around 35+ out of 41 centmin mod based servers :)

    Upgrading Centmin Mod involves 2 parts.
    1. Upgrading the actual Centmin Mod code which you downloaded via zip file or via github. This is heart of Centmin Mod where the code is the engine that runs centmin.sh shell based menu and all the automation you're accustomed to.
    2. Upgrade software that Centmin Mod installed or manages. For this part following outline at Upgrade - How to upgrade Centmin Mod is best.
    So essentially, you can upgrade from .07 to .08 in place, but not everything is upgraded as some things like server initial environment setup isn't changed i.e. how swap, tmp setup and allocation are created etc. The main parts from part 2 above are what in place upgrades do i.e. Nginx and PHP-FPM compilation and config/settings parameters and MariaDB version from 5.5 to 10.0.x. If you want the full environment changed including tmp and swap setup to .08's configuration, then you would need a fresh OS install and fresh .08 initial install. You can think of it like upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8. An in place upgrade will upgrade code but won't change your computer environment from when you installed Windows 7 i.e. disk configuration and partition sizes won't change from when you initially installed Windows 7. Only way to change that would be fresh Windows 8 install.

    There's 3 ways you can upgrade your .07 stable or .08 beta03 code you have on your server. They are outlined in respective upgrade sections of the first posts linked below:
    1. For .07 stable 1st post see section on upgrades Install - Centmin Mod 1.2.3-eva2000.07 stable install
    2. For .08 beta 03 1st post see section on upgrade to latest code CentOS 7.x - How to help test .08 CentOS 7 Betas with Github code ?
    3. For either .07 stable or .08 beta03 via github command line Upgrade - Working with git command line for updating Centmin Mod local copies
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