By Lee Sykes
This free video tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade DotNetNuke® from any version 3.x to the latest DotNetNuke 3.2 version.
It is very important that you backup your entire website and database before attempting an upgrade, especially the web.config file.
It is also recommended that you attempt an upgrade on a practice installation of DotNetNuke within a localhost install to ensure that you have fully understood the upgrade process.
Within the localhost install, test the upgraded version of DotNetNuke with all of the modules that you currently use on your live website. This is to ensure that all of your modules are compatible with the latest version of DotNetNuke.
We accept no responsibility for loss of data or problems occurring from failed updates, so please ensure everything is fully backed up and tested before attempting an upgrade on a live website.
When to upgrade
Upgrade your website when it is at its quietest point in the day (ie. midnight). This is because your website will not be accessible to your visitors while you are upgrading.
If you have installed the Users Online module, you can use this module to check how many users are currently accessing your website.
The video below walks you through the entire process of upgrading your DotNetNuke portal.
Time Length: 20min 4secs