DotNetNuke Upgrade Procedure
- If you use 3rd party modules, check the developers site for compatibility and necessary updates.
- Backup your DotNetNuke database and installation folder in file system, where DotNetNuke resides
- create a copy of your web.config file
- download the appropriate package from www.DotNetNuke.com
- Source= core framework with souce code and all current core module versions (install versions, if available)
- Installation = same as Source, but without source code
- Upgrade = core framework without source or module packages
- Check the forums at www.DotNetNuke.com for issues reported
- Stop your web site in IIS, if possible
- If upgrading from DotNetNuke 3 to DotNetNuke 4:
- delete all .vb files in the DNN installation directory and subfolders except for 3rd party modules and providers
- delete all DotNetNuke dll files in folder /bin löschen (Attention: not files of any modules!)
- use install instead of upgrade package
- Unzip the package into the installation directory, make sure, that existing files with same name get replaces (pay attention: source version of DNN 4 has an addition root level with library and website folders, website constains the runtime files.
- when upgrading from a DNN version prior to DNN 4.6.2:
- rename release.config into web.config
- from previously used web.config copy the following entried into the new web.config
- both datenbase connection strings
- both encryption keys
- code Subdirectories
- in section SQLDataprovider copy keys
- any modifications, made manually or by 3rd party components
- save web.config file
- check folder /install/modules for module packages, you do not want to install/upgrade. Since DotNetNuke 4.4.0, modules with appendix .resources don't get installed, but are made available for quick installation via menu item Host :: Module Definitions.
- If upgrading from DotNetNuke 3 to DotNetNuke 4 alter IIS settings for your Web Site or virtual directory
- switch ASP.Net version from 1.1 to 2.0
- make sure, that applications using ASP.Net 1.1 do not share an app pool with ASP.Net 2.0 applications. If necessary, create a new pool.
- start your web site in IIS
- call your web site in your browser, this will start upgrade process and module installation. if AutoUpgrade is set to false in web.config file, you need to browse /install/install.aspx?mode=upgrade
- install additional or updated modules either using Host menu item Module Definitions (DNN4, use Install Available Extensions in Host :: Extensions Menu Item of DNN 5) or copy the packages to /install/module and call /install/install.aspx?mode=installResources
- install updates language pack(s) either interactively using Host :: Languages menu item or copy the packages to /install/language and call /install/install.aspx?mode=installResources