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upgrade from version 1.0 to 2.3.9?

briant28 , May 15 2008, 18:35
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briant28 4
May 15 2008, 18:35 #8446
hi! i haven't been keeping up with chrono forms since i've installed version 1.0. now that there are some upgrades, is it possible to upgrade from 1.0 to 2.3.9? is it safe to make that big jump?

i have version 1.0 running fine. how do i back it up before the upgrade? i just don't want to mess up the setup that i have right now because everything is working fine.

thanks in advace?
admin 29
May 15 2008, 19:09 #8450
Hi Brian,

You will need to use the upgrade package and also change your database structure alittle, will need to add 1 field to the main table and create the plugins table!

before doing anything, keep a copy from the both the frontend and the backend chronocontact folders and the db table too!

Cheers

Max
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briant28 4
May 15 2008, 19:19 #8451
"admin":
Hi Brian,

You will need to use the upgrade package and also change your database structure alittle, will need to add 1 field to the main table and create the plugins table!

before doing anything, keep a copy from the both the frontend and the backend chronocontact folders and the db table too!

Cheers

Max


thanks for the response! i'm new to this so i don't really know how to change the database structure, adding 1 field, and creating a plugins table. are there any step by step guide on this for beginners like me :unsure: ?

how about creating a copy of both frontend and backend chrono contact folders plus db table, how do i make a copy?

please help!
admin 29
May 15 2008, 19:28 #8455
for the folders use FTP program, for the DB table, use some DB admin tool like phpmyadmin, you should have one in your hosting account, let us know when you have those steps ready!

Cheers

Max
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briant28 4
May 15 2008, 19:33 #8457
"admin":
for the folders use FTP program, for the DB table, use some DB admin tool like phpmyadmin, you should have one in your hosting account, let us know when you have those steps ready!

Cheers

Max


ok, i have those ready. what's the next steps?
admin 29
May 15 2008, 19:45 #8460
see the 2.3.9 upgrade here :

http://www.chronoengine.com/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,27/Itemid,34/

Let us know how it goes!

Cheers

Max
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briant28 4
May 15 2008, 20:02 #8461
"admin":
see the 2.3.9 upgrade here :

http://www.chronoengine.com/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,27/Itemid,34/

Let us know how it goes!

Cheers

Max


i'm using xampp for out intranet that runs joomla. how do i backup database using xampp?

i've backed up chronocontacts from the administrator and components folder already.
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briant 20
May 15 2008, 20:44 #8465
i've found these files under c:\xampp\mysql\data\my_website_name

jos_chrono_contact.frm
jos_chrono_contact.MYD
jos_chrono_contact.MYI
jos_chronoforms_1.frm
jos_chronoforms_1.MYD
jos_chronoforms_1.MYI

can i just copy these files to another folder as a backup? if something happened to my chrono forms, is it safe to just drag the copied files back to c:\xampp\mysql\data\my_website_name folder? i haven't find out how to backup database from xampp that's why i asked if this is a safe way to back up the tables.
GreyHead 64
May 16 2008, 08:55 #8472
Hi briant,

Those are MySQL data files but normally you don't need to do anything with them. XAMPP comes with PHPMyAdmin built in - browse to [root]/phpmyadmin and it's all there.

Bob

PS You can also do [root]/xampp to see all the options.

PPS [root] is probably going to be localhost if you are using your pc as a server.
ChronoForms technical support
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briant 20
May 16 2008, 14:39 #8491
"GreyHead":
Hi briant,

Those are MySQL data files but normally you don't need to do anything with them. XAMPP comes with PHPMyAdmin built in - browse to [root]/phpmyadmin and it's all there.

Bob

PS You can also do [root]/xampp to see all the options.

PPS [root] is probably going to be localhost if you are using your pc as a server.


oh i see. i saw the PHPMyAdmin folder under xampp. which one should i back up? i was looking to launch phpmyadmin but i couldn't find an executable file. i saw files that starts with "tbl_", are those that one that i should back up?
GreyHead 64
May 16 2008, 14:47 #8493
Hi briant,

Here are the ChronoForms tables in my Joomla install. Those with numbers at the end are form data.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
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briant 20
May 16 2008, 15:03 #8494
"GreyHead":
Hi briant,

Here are the ChronoForms tables in my Joomla install. Those with numbers at the end are form data.

Bob


thanks but i don't see those because i'm not able to run phpmyadmin on my xampp. i don't know how :unsure:
GreyHead 64
May 16 2008, 15:28 #8498
Hi briant,

Try typing 'localhost/xampp' into your browser address bar (without the quotes). You should get a very orange screen with a list of tools including PHPMyAdmin in the left had column.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
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briant 20
May 16 2008, 15:45 #8499
"GreyHead":
Hi briant,

Try typing 'localhost/xampp' into your browser address bar (without the quotes). You should get a very orange screen with a list of tools including PHPMyAdmin in the left had column.

Bob


thanks! good to know

i only have 1 form so here's how it looks like:


now, do i select the two files and click export? there are lots of options, should i just leave it like it is?
admin 29
May 17 2008, 22:07 #8547
Hi Brian,

Yes, you should export them, after this you will need to add the new fields to the 2nd table at the image above!

Cheers

Max
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briant 20
May 20 2008, 15:43 #8625
"admin":
Hi Brian,

Yes, you should export them, after this you will need to add the new fields to the 2nd table at the image above!

Cheers

Max


thanks max! how to i add new fields to the 2nd table?
admin 29
May 23 2008, 00:08 #8721
By restoring those 2 forms and running each one of them ONLY ONCE, it should say "DB upgrade successful "!!

[file name=UPGRADE_FORM_1.cfbak size=1716]http://www.chronoengine.com/images/fbfiles/files/UPGRADE_FORM_1.cfbak[/file]

Cheers

Max
admin 29
May 23 2008, 00:09 #8722
the 2nd one for the new plugins table [file name=UPGRADE_FORM_2.cfbak size=2059]http://www.chronoengine.com/images/fbfiles/files/UPGRADE_FORM_2.cfbak[/file]
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briant 20
May 23 2008, 15:48 #8763
"admin":
the 2nd one for the new plugins table [file name=UPGRADE_FORM_2.cfbak size=2059]http://www.chronoengine.com/images/fbfiles/files/UPGRADE_FORM_2.cfbak[/file]


ummm... sorry, but i'm not really sure how to use those 2 .cfbak files that you uploaded :unsure:
GreyHead 64
May 23 2008, 21:46 #8774
Hi briant,

Save them to your PC, open the ChronoForms Form Manager and click the 'Restore Form' icon at the right of the toolbar. Browse to the cfbak file and restore it. Find the form in the Form Manager and click the long link to open it in a new browser window. Opening the form will modify the database.

Once you've opened each of the forms you can select and delete them - job done.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much