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Latest revision as of 21:54, 21 June 2013

Moving and upgrading MediaWiki 4.0-Mona

Introduction

Moving and upgrading MediaWiki on Uniform Server.

The following describes how to move and upgrade MediaWiki from Uniform Server 3.5 Apollo to 4.0-Mona.

Original Configuration:

  • Server: Uniform Server 3.5 Apollo
  • MediaWiki: mediawiki-1.13.1
  • Server folder: www\wiki
  • Server database: \Uniform Server\udrive\usr\local\mysql\data\wikidb


New Configuration:

  • Server: Uniform Server 4.0-Mona
  • MediaWiki: mediawiki-1.13.3

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Preparation

Copy the server Wiki folder www\wiki to new server Copy the database folder \Uniform Server\udrive\usr\local\mysql\data\wikidb to new server.

This effectively mirrors what already exists.

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New MediaWiki

Downloaded new version of MediaWiki unpacked it. Copy all files to new server and allow overwrite of any existing files.

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Admin Settings

Locate the file AdminSettings.sample found in folder www\wiki make a copy and rename it AdminSettings.php

Edit file and change these two lines as shown. (If you have changed the password make sure you use that)

$wgDBadminuser      = 'root';
$wgDBadminpassword  = 'root';   

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Run update.php!

The upgrade guide informs you to run update.php from a command prompt. This will fail because Uniform Server adds nothing to your PC hence the PHP executable is not on any system path. The solution is to create a batch file and run the command from the PHP root.

Create the following batch file name it wiki_update.bat and save to folder \UniServer\udrive\usr\local\php The batch file runs update.php in CLI mode.

php.exe \www\wiki\maintenance\update.php
pause 

Note: If you have named your wiki folder something else just substitute it in the above.

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Run update

Start the new servers, from the virtual drive created (normally drive Z) navigate to wiki_update.bat double click to run, be prepared for a long wait however if your Wiki database is small it is fairly quick.

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General note

The above applies to minor version updates for major version upgrades please read any notes supplied with that version.

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Conclusion

Minor updates are really that easy. If upgrading on an existing server; make sure to back-up.

The batch file wiki_update.php and AdminSettings.php need creating in either case.

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Installing MediaWiki on 4.0-Mona

Mini Servers: Ready To Go

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