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SarasotaRepub
02-09-2012, 06:24 PM
Hey Everyone!


I purchased an upgrade to our vBulletin software today. This has NOT been installed yet!!!! :D

It will move us from 3.7.0 to 4.1.10 which is the latest.

The old version of vB we currently use is no longer supported and it'll just be a matter of time before we are forced to change.

I'm not going to rush into the upgrade but wanted to let you all know where we are and where we are going.

Thx.


SR

Articulate_Ape
02-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Translation: We're all gonna die! :DDsmilie_panic:

SarasotaRepub
02-09-2012, 11:09 PM
Translation: We're all gonna die! :DDsmilie_panic:

Hey!! I backed everything up...mostly,kinda.:mad::D

Rockntractor
02-09-2012, 11:19 PM
Hey!! I backed everything up...mostly,kinda.:mad::D

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/puzzled.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
02-09-2012, 11:20 PM
Translation: We're all gonna die! :DDsmilie_panic:

Translation: Remember your post count and join date. :D

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 11:10 AM
It still looks the same!
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/puzzled.jpg

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 12:34 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/53500_o.gif

Apache
02-10-2012, 03:58 PM
http://gifsoup.com/view2/3404585/chainsaw-a.gif

JoeKwonDo
02-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Hey!! I backed everything up...mostly,kinda.:mad::D

:OhNoes:

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 04:13 PM
4.0 is a more liberal version!:eek:

SarasotaRepub
02-10-2012, 04:25 PM
It still looks the same!
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/puzzled.jpg

I haven't done it yet!!! :mad::D

I'll give ya a warning...

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 07:23 PM
He has been in The Oracle all day, this isn't good!:confused::confused:

SarasotaRepub
02-10-2012, 07:56 PM
He has been in The Oracle all day, this isn't good!:confused::confused:

Cleaning up stuff...:D

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 08:23 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/star-wars-darth-vader-nooo.jpg

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Things are starting to disappear!:confused:

SarasotaRepub
02-10-2012, 09:03 PM
Things are starting to disappear!:confused:

I hope not!!! :eek::D Still looks the same to me....

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 09:40 PM
I just saw an error message, I think he banned himself!:eek::popcorn:

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Sniff sniff, nothing to see here, passin through passin through.:confused:

ABC in Georgia
02-11-2012, 12:47 PM
SR, Dear Leader ... :smileyworship:

Have to go away for a few days starting Tuesday; please don't screw up anything while I'm gone.

Is all I can do to remember who I am at the moment, let alone when I joined, and how many posts I have! :D

~ ABC (Uh oh! Now I've done it!) :DDsmilie_panic:

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 12:50 PM
SR, Dear Leader ... :smileyworship:

Have to go away for a few days starting Tuesday; please don't screw up anything while I'm gone.

Is all I can do to remember who I am at the moment, let alone when I joined, and how many posts I have! :D

~ ABC (Oops! What have I said?) :DDsmilie_panic:

Here, download this emergency ID card.:D
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/forums/abc.jpg

ABC in Georgia
02-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Ha! ha!

Rock ... :loveu:

~ ABC

SarasotaRepub
02-11-2012, 01:19 PM
Very funny you two...:mad:


This upgrade is a minefield of data. The Basic instructions appear simple but, and I'm not surprised, important info is scattered around the VBulletin website.

There is no "Step 1 to Finished" list to go by. That's why I'm taking my time. :p

ABC in Georgia
02-11-2012, 01:36 PM
Um ...OK.

We were only kidding, but I'll take *my* lashes now, please!

Please be gentle as I have lots to do before I leave. :D

~ ABC

SarasotaRepub
02-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Um ...OK.

We were only kidding, but I'll take *my* lashes now, please!

Please be gentle as I have lots to do before I leave. :D

~ ABC


:rotfl:

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 02:29 PM
There is a lot of banging and crashing going on in there, I hope he is okay!:confused:
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/forums/darth-vader-guinness.jpg
Don't spill that in the server!:eek:

SarasotaRepub
02-11-2012, 03:27 PM
Ha!!

It's all prep work I'm doing now. Once you pull the Upgrade trigged it's automatic.

I don't plan on running the upgrade till next week.:D

Adam Wood
02-11-2012, 04:53 PM
Hello, Overlord.

I did the 3.7 to 4.x upgrade myself. It's actually relatively easy to do, easier than the instructions would lead you to believe. However, if you need any help, just holler. I'll be happy to help any way that I can.

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Hello, Overlord.

I did the 3.7 to 4.x upgrade myself. It's actually relatively easy to do, easier than the instructions would lead you to believe. However, if you need any help, just holler. I'll be happy to help any way that I can.

So you're saying it wasn't hard Wood?:confused:

SarasotaRepub
02-11-2012, 09:01 PM
Hello, Overlord.

I did the 3.7 to 4.x upgrade myself. It's actually relatively easy to do, easier than the instructions would lead you to believe. However, if you need any help, just holler. I'll be happy to help any way that I can.

Thanks Adam, that's good to know. :thumbsup:

Retread
02-11-2012, 11:15 PM
So you're saying it wasn't hard Wood?:confused:

No, he just said it wasn't a mesquite.

ABC in Georgia
02-11-2012, 11:40 PM
No, he just said it wasn't a mesquite.

That's a good thing ... 'cause not sure he could even get mesquite living in Florida.

ABC family could have, if needed in the past, since we are former residents of the Dallas area. :D

You are gonna do just fine SR. We know you are!

:love: ~ ABC

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 08:13 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/1bombercat-1.jpg

namvet
02-12-2012, 08:27 PM
I went thru this upgrade on another forum years back. lots of SNAFU's. lots of software problems so stand by. when our we due to have it done???

SarasotaRepub
02-12-2012, 09:36 PM
I'm going to do it this week. Not sure what day yet but I'm just about ready.

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 09:41 PM
I'm going to do it this week. Not sure what day yet but I'm just about ready.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/89305fb0-bd9c-411e-9617-ff4341385be8.jpg

namvet
02-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive SarasotaRepub,
As we forgive him that trespass against us.
And lead us not into errors,
But deliver us from evil software.
For thine is the kingdom,

The power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen.

SarasotaRepub
02-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Oh thanks!!!! :(:D

namvet
02-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Oh thanks!!!! :(:D

never hurts just in case :D

ABC in Georgia
02-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive SarasotaRepub,
As we forgive him that trespass against us.
And lead us not into errors,
But deliver us from evil software.
For thine is the kingdom,

The power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen.

Love it Namvet!!! Very good! :applause:

Don't worry SR ... unlike the captain and crew of the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship if all Hell breaks loose ... we will all go down with you ... and can always go back to the old fashioned Bulletin Board System. long before the www. :D :D

Hell's Bells, I've had a computer since the mid-eighties, was called Windows 3.1 or something.

Let me tell you, if even *I* could navigate my way thru "File Manager" in those days, and it really was something else, believe me ... and I DID ... we oldies in here can do it!

Only joking, darlin' ... it won't come to this. All will work out!

~ ABC :an:

SarasotaRepub
02-12-2012, 10:32 PM
:Flag2: :D

namvet
02-12-2012, 10:48 PM
Love it Namvet!!! Very good! :applause:

Don't worry SR ... unlike the captain and crew of the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship if all Hell breaks loose ... we will all go down with you ... and can always go back to the old fashioned Bulletin Board System. long before the www. :D :D

Hell's Bells, I've had a computer since the mid-eighties, was called Windows 3.1 or something.

Let me tell you, if even *I* could navigate my way thru "File Manager" in those days, and it really was something else, believe me ... and I DID ... we oldies in here can do it!

Only joking, darlin' ... it won't come to this. All will work out!

~ ABC :an:

hold the phone here. who said anything about going down with the ship??? not me. save my ass. that's Captain SR's job !!! :D

namvet
02-12-2012, 10:50 PM
:Flag2: :D

hey captain. I assume we'll be off the air for a specified amount of time

SarasotaRepub
02-13-2012, 09:08 AM
hey captain. I assume we'll be off the air for a specified amount of time

True. Sequence of events:


I'll put out a message Warning of the impending upgrade with a time by which you should all be off the board.
I'll bring down CU and do a final Database backup. I did a backup this morning and some may have seen the message.
I'll do the upgrade, hopefully no errors, do a little testing, and then bring the board back up.
I'm not sure if the board will "look" the same as is does now. It may default back to the original vBulletin Skin, I have to ask the Vb tech guys today. We have a custom "Skin" that Crusty the previous owner installed for the current look.
I'll bring the board back online and we go from there!
Time??? I don't really know having never done one but if all goes well I can't see us being down more than 30 minutes.


SR

Adam Wood
02-13-2012, 12:05 PM
True. Sequence of events:


I'll put out a message Warning of the impending upgrade with a time by which you should all be off the board.
I'll bring down CU and do a final Database backup. I did a backup this morning and some may have seen the message.
I'll do the upgrade, hopefully no errors, do a little testing, and then bring the board back up.
I'm not sure if the board will "look" the same as is does now. It may default back to the original vBulletin Skin, I have to ask the Vb tech guys today. We have a custom "Skin" that Crusty the previous owner installed for the current look.
I'll bring the board back online and we go from there!
Time??? I don't really know having never done one but if all goes well I can't see us being down more than 30 minutes.


SRYou're going to lose this skin. None of the vB 3.x skins will work in 4.x. The entire stylevars are different. You'll have the default blue, and there are quite a few good 4.x skins out there for download. You'll probably have to hire a pro if you want to try to duplicate what you have presently. It's probably worth exporting this style to a disk somewhere just so that the style values are recorded somewhere.

SarasotaRepub
02-13-2012, 12:09 PM
You're going to lose this skin. None of the vB 3.x skins will work in 4.x. The entire stylevars are different. You'll have the default blue, and there are quite a few good 4.x skins out there for download. You'll probably have to hire a pro if you want to try to duplicate what you have presently. It's probably worth exporting this style to a disk somewhere just so that the style values are recorded somewhere.

Yep, that's what I figured. No big loss with the old Skin as I was going to replace it with something else anyway.

Adam Wood
02-13-2012, 12:12 PM
Yep, that's what I figured. No big loss with the old Skin as I was going to replace it with something else anyway.

Oh! Be sure to preserve any artwork you want to keep (such as the CU logo) before you do the upgrade. These files will be obliterated in the upgrade.

SarasotaRepub
02-13-2012, 12:15 PM
Oh! Be sure to preserve any artwork you want to keep (such as the CU logo) before you do the upgrade. These files will be obliterated in the upgrade.

Already done. :D

JB
02-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Yes, yes, burn it all down. And install Boobie Skin v.38D when we come back up.

If Ape's password was tragically changed with the new update that wouldn't be so bad either.

Rockntractor
02-13-2012, 06:29 PM
Yes, yes, burn it all down. And install Boobie Skin v.38D when we come back up.

If Ape's password was tragically changed with the new update that wouldn't be so bad either.

Hmmmm, would it have nipples?:confused:

Hawkgirl
02-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Yep, that's what I figured. No big loss with the old Skin as I was going to replace it with something else anyway.

Will it be a pink and purple skin with butterflies, and flowers, and hearts?:cool:

Rockntractor
02-13-2012, 07:14 PM
Will it be a pink and purple skin with butterflies, and flowers, and hearts?:cool:

Blue with pigs!:rolleyes:

SarasotaRepub
02-13-2012, 07:29 PM
Will it be a pink and purple skin with butterflies, and flowers, and hearts?:cool:

Hmmm...I was thinking more like Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters but I'll see what I can do...:D

Hawkgirl
02-13-2012, 07:43 PM
We're still keeping the smiley's I hope!!

:woot:

SarasotaRepub
02-13-2012, 10:17 PM
We're still keeping the smiley's I hope!!

:woot:


Oh ya! :D

Rockntractor
02-14-2012, 03:19 PM
The evolution of CU.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/images.jpg

fettpett
02-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Hmmm...I was thinking more like Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters but I'll see what I can do...:D

Awesome :emperor::vader::fet::fet:

need one of these too

http://images.wikia.com/bountyhunters/images/2/2f/Slave_1.jpg

Rockntractor
02-15-2012, 06:16 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/doomed.jpg

JB
02-15-2012, 06:40 PM
I'm just about ready.Pork Chop Sandwiches!!!

marv
02-15-2012, 10:17 PM
...I can't see us being down more than 30 minutes.


SRhttp://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/doglaugh.gif http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/laugher.gif


:popcorn:

SarasotaRepub
02-15-2012, 11:18 PM
http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/doglaugh.gif http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/laugher.gif


:popcorn:



Hey!!! :mad: I can hope can't I???? :p:D

SaintLouieWoman
02-15-2012, 11:54 PM
http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/doglaugh.gif http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/laugher.gif


:popcorn:


Hey, I'm planning to be out of the house when this is going on---physical therapy is a good excuse. :D

I told SR to watch the language and not scare the dogs. :p

Rockntractor
02-16-2012, 12:08 AM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/RepentTheEnd128415324473865000.jpg

Rockntractor
02-16-2012, 12:12 AM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/2436116_f260.jpg

Rockntractor
02-16-2012, 12:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpvYoY4juLc&feature=related