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I have downloaded the e107_v1.x_to_2.0_upgrade.zip and the read me says to run the install.php

There is no install.php and prevoise upgrades I have just copied the new version ontop of my old version.

What is the procedure to upgrade?

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Dismiss the readme, you have done the correct thing already: 

basic steps would be:  backup first always best incl. dbase,

BEWARE : alpha state !

overwrite the existing files on server,

(.#dbase if possible before applying the update if not done yet)

change for v1 to v2 afterwards the e107_ht acces file to dot-htaccess ( .ht.....)

go into admin/tools/database if entering admin not already mentions : update, run chmod etc..)

possibility you will need to update plugins first to run through the upd.process

BEWARE : (at this point in time) alpha state ! errors could be present (v2 forum has some issues which are being addressed )

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Currently I do test upgrades on localhost as well, helps to find environmental related bugs at the same time! :)

 As for auth_alt, this stilll requires lots of testing Jana. Not even sure if it's functional now. Feel free to try it out, and post anything that breaks up on Github. Thanks!
@Jimako  
Upgrade on original site : if error occurs (and no backups), i am stuck..
If upgrade on local : original (live) is still running, on local i might have error|
Restarting from fresh at local... just workload, and i can try again..

When upgrading does any database need upgrading i.e i have  downloaded db as per Mocs instructions above what do i do with this? or is this just in case things go wrong and i need to revert? also when i go to download e107 1.x to 2.0 alpha2 Upgrade (.zip) † it seems be the same as e107 1.0.4 Full install (.zip) i want to give v2 a try now ive cleaned up our site some what but dont want to lose all the content on our current v1.0.4 site hope this makes sense.

p.s clicking

e107 1.x to 2.0 alpha2 Upgrade (.zip)

 

takes me to http://sourceforge.net/projects/e107/?source=typ_redirect

which seems to be e107 v1.0.4

Do not upgrade your live website yet. The backup is there in case you need to revert (be sure to have both a backup of the files (through FTP) AS WELL AS a backup of your MySQL database (through phpmyadmin for example). 

I would strongly recommend to setup a copy of your website (locally perhaps, not live online) and then upgrade to v2 on that installation. At this point, v2 is not stable enough to use on a live website. There are still bugs and issues with it, it's still in the alpha development stage. 

I strongly recommend using the latest file from Github: https://github.com/e107inc/e107/archive/master.zip

 Alternatively you could use this download, which is the alpha2 package, compiled on the 8th of June 2014 (it does not contain the most recent fixes of these past months): https://github.com/e107inc/e107/releases

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