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Need to upgrade to 3.1 from 2.4... want development on subdomain

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Community Member, 3 Posts

1 May 2015 at 9:19am

I've got Silverstripe 2.4 working on a "" and also a "" server (2 different domains). We use subversion/beanstalk to push from local to dev, then dev to live. I need to do an upgrade from 2.4 to the latest (which appears to be 3.1). However we use the development server daily, and I can't have it down while upgrading. I'd like to setup a copy of the site/database on something like My proceedure would be to run a new install of Silverstripe 3.1 on Move mysite, third party modules, custom js/css. Database dump. Alter environment and config files. Dev/build.

1. Do you see any problems with the method?
2. Can I run one instance in and simultaneously run another in
3. Is my installation stuck to the domain, or will I be able to override globals with environment when I'm done and need to move this over to dev?
4. Any issues with installing on a subdomain?
5. Lastly... if there is a better way to work in an upgrade, please by all means suggest it.

Thanks for taking the time to review and help me with my strategy. I appreciate your time and expertise.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

7 May 2015 at 9:39pm

1) Should be a good method. SilverStripe is normally pretty good about not being dependant on a particular base URL (unlike WP where it's in the database!)
2) Sure, as long as you use separate databases. You may need to tweak your .htaccess file
3) Your installation aren't locked to per domain and unless database details are hard coded (rather than in a _ss_environment file) then copying should be easy
4) Shouldn't be