Please note that this procedure has been written for my specific situation. I believe that it is applicable to others and may provide insight to your situation but it will most likely not match what you have exactly so please be cautious. Back things up and test in a dev/qual environment first! I have just finished it in Quality and it works fine.
- Back up everything
- Download the new core file
- Put site into maintenance mode
- Place it on the server and extract all the contents to /var/www/719/drupal-7.19
- In the newly extracted files delete the sites directory and all its subs.This is done because the upgrade is not going to replace anything in this directory
- Rrom a terminal window type: yes | cp -r /var/www/719/drupal-7.19/* /var/www/html
- Note that the destination folder of html is my doc root and all the drupal folders/files are located right underneath this. the yes | cp…. prefix is to let the system know to overwrite everything in the destination. since sites is the only directory that we want to keep and we have removed it from the source, this will be fine.
- Run update.php by navigating to http://…yourdrupalsitename/update.php
- Follow the instructions for this closely
- navigate to reports, available updates and check the version of your core
- take the site off of maintenance mode
- check different things on the site to ensure a smooth upgrade has occurred.
- that should just about do it.
2 thoughts on “Procedure – Upgrade Drupal Core from 7.18 to 7.19”
Hello, the whole thing is going well here and ofcourse
every one is sharing facts, that’s truly fine, keep up writing.