Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Moodle 1.9.9 upgrade nightmare in Technical; Hello everyone, I hope someone can help with my current Moodle problem. . .
I upgraded from Moodle 1.9.5 to ...
5th August 2010, 04:16 PM #1
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5th August 2010, 07:15 PM #2
Have you got a backup of the database? If so it's best to restore from that
Personally I would have waited for 2.0 to cone out, that's what I'm doing, think we have 1.9.5 toi
5th August 2010, 08:02 PM #3
Back up the exact situation at this time.
Do you have a back up of the database? If so, restore it and try and upgrade Moodle again, I wonder if something has gone wrong in the upgrade.
5th August 2010, 08:07 PM #4
When you extracted the new moodle folder you'll have to change the config.php file to include your old site address, mysql username and mysql password. You'll get that error if you haven't changed it.
6th August 2010, 09:24 AM #5
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Thanks everyone - this is certainly more help than I'm getting from the moodle.org community at present!
config.php has all the old site info as it should be. There's a new password for the mySQL user but config.php has that as well. I'm going to try sticking Moodle 1.9.5 back on and see if it works with the new mySQL/PHP/Apache setup. Wish me luck (or laugh cynically, whatever floats your boat).
6th August 2010, 09:45 AM #6
It'll pan out alright, it's a pretty robust implementation.
I've done a few 1.9.x to 1.9.9 upgrades recently (albeit on linux) and it's gone fine apart from a few teething issues with 'non standard' modules.
6th August 2010, 10:03 AM #7
Our upgrade from 1.9.8+ to 1.9.9 went well, no issues (we dont have any non standard modules though) just copied/ replaced the files over the original (did take a backup!) and then let moodle do the rest - it should perform the upgradeand update the tables etc
6th August 2010, 10:21 AM #8
I did an upgrade last weekend and found that the database would get upgraded but some post-processes would hang. In the end I think I had to loosen the permissions on the /tmp folder so the upgrade procedure would go all the way through. Not sure where the designated temp folder would be on a Windows installation though.
6th August 2010, 11:20 AM #9
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Thanks again, everyone - have now returned to Moodle 1.9.5 with its older versions of Apache, PHP and mySQL from a backup. Deep breath, lessons learned and all that.
6th August 2010, 11:26 AM #10
Glad you're working again.
6th August 2010, 02:10 PM #11
As far as 2.0 goes it's going to be next year minimum before that's a realistic option... we'll be lucky if we see the release version in September and surely no-one is crazy enough to upgrade a live site to a .0 release for the start of their new academic year?!
Then there's the interface changes, training for staff etc, I think 2.1 will be a better bet unless you need the new features desperately (I certainly want the repository functions but it's not enough to make me take the risk at the moment).
10th August 2010, 08:52 PM #12
Agree with gshaw, 2.0 isnt going to be a viable option for a while yet and ill also be waiting for 2.1.
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