Development upgrade notes
Development notes on all changes that happened in version 2.0. These will be taken as input for the upgrade notes which will be the condensed version.
Upgrading from v2.0 alpha to v2.0 rc1
You should already have Apache and your choice of database (PostgreSQL or MariaDB etc). If you are going to bring the same database forward it is recommended that you take a snapshot of the database (pg_dump, mysqldump etc) before proceeding. The installation notes would have installed FileSender into the directory tree at /opt/filesender.
What you’ll need to do to upgrade is:
- Backup your database
- Backup your filesender installation, especially if you’ve made local modifications to pages or code
- Install the v2.0 beta code from packages or by unpacking the tarball
- Run the database migration script to update anything and create new database indexes for a performance boost
- Install your config.php into your new FileSender, for example to, /opt/filesender/config/config.php
Backup your database
You will likely want to use pg_dump or mysqldump for this step.
Backup your filesender installation
For example using one of the following. Note that filesender/logs and filesender/files might be very large directories so you might like to omit them from the backup as shown below. This should result in an archive that is in the order of 50Mb in size.
cd /opt/ tar -czvf ~/filesender-old.tar.gz \ --exclude files \ --exclude .git \ --exclude logs \ --dereference \ filesender
The below is a more complete backup but might also consume a lot of disk space to backup each file that has been uploaded to FileSender. So depending on what the du command gives you then you might be consuming a bunch of disk space for the backup.
cd /opt/ du -sh ./filesender/files cp -avL filesender filesender-2.0alpha
Install the v2.0 beta code
This should follow the directions for installing from the install page.
Run the database migration script
The following command should update the database as needed.
Install your config.php into your new FileSender
The old config shouldn’t have been replaced by the above, but making it explicit can’t be a bad thing. For example, using
cd /opt/ cp -avL filesender-2.0alpha/config/config.php filesender/config/config.php
Upgrading from 1.6 or older
WARNING: These are very old instructions you might like to consider a fresh install if moving from a version prior to the v2.0 alpha/beta releases.
- The 2.0 database initialisation script populates the filesender database with tables based on the class definitions. This means the database initialisation script and FileSender can now detect whether the database contains the appropriate tables and fields. This also means you do the database initialisation after the FileSender configuration
Config directives that no longer exist
- datedisplayformat: in language files
- upload_box_default_size (was available in 2.0 prototype summer 2013): done in CSS, override CSS in skin directory.
- displayerrors (available since 1.0?): error mechanism was overhauled.
- dnslookup (available since 1.0): in audit logs etc. are logging IP-address. We’ll see if someone asks for this.
- client_specific_logging (available since 1.0): error mechanism was overhauled.
- client_specific_logging_uids (available since 1.0): error mechanism was overhauled
- db_dateformat: in language file
- openSSLKeyLength (introduced in 2.0 summer 2013 prototype)
- webWorkersLimit (since 1.6)
- site_tempfilestore: use different way of storing files
- filestorage_filesystem_file_location (2.0 prototype?)
- filestorage_filesystem_temp_location (2.0 prototype?)
- statlog_enable (prototype?): built-in in lifetime parameter
- auditlog_enable (prototype?): built-in in lifetime parameter
- max_flash_upload_size: the Flash upload component is now removed. To present a reliable progress bar to a user, functionality that was first available in PHP 5.4 is required (which functionality?)