Author Topic: Update nightly builds - preserving database  (Read 3228 times)

Michael Mais

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Update nightly builds - preserving database
« on: January 08, 2008, 02:44:38 am »
I would like to ask again - how do I update the nightly builds preserving my entered data? Just a short howto please.

Michael

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Re: Update nightly builds - preserving database
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 04:44:12 am »
Where did you ask the first time? It depends some builds you can just overwrite the files some you need to reinstall.

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Re: Update nightly builds - preserving database
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 05:07:07 am »
Michael, I prefer to do fresh installs at least every few days. Once in awhile the database structure gets changed, files might get deleted, etc.  One thing that's been helping me a lot is the extension CSV Extended. I wasn't able to get the built in one working, but this thing is working great. I have a spreadsheet with all my products (including child products) and re-upload them each time.

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Re: Update nightly builds - preserving database
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 05:28:55 am »
I like to use the latest developments and they are remarkably usable. Thank you for the advice that sometimes a complete new install is required.

The idea of keeping the products as cvs is very good. I am using csvimproved anyway, so if the database gets overwritten I can just upload again, matter of minutes.

Additionally it would be necessary to backup the product image directories as the images are not included in the cvs-file, only their names.

Michael