Hi, I have an ancient installation of 2.1 that I want to upgrade. I have a handful of users and a lot of valuable posts collected over the last 4-5 years.
What is the best way to upgrade? I am thinking of moving the whole forum to another server, which means that I will be able to do a clean install. But how do I get my data with me? The data is almost 100% forum posts (a handful of blog entries).
If anyone could point me in the right directions with some good links, I would really appreciate it.
As I understand it you must upgrade from CS 2.1 to CS 2007 initially and from there upgrade to CS 2007.1 . Once this is complete you need to go to Community Server 2008.5 and from there to Telligent Community 5.0 / 5.5. In other words the upgrade path is not a single upgrade but a series of 4 upgrades. Please see the following article which is pretty clear and in my opinion will be a lot of help: windowscoding.com/.../how-to-upgrade-a-community-server-website-thats-running-2-1-2007-or-2008-site-to-community-server-2008-or-telligent-community-5-5.aspx
You might get away with just using the current upgrade package for CS2008.5 SP1 found on our downloads page get.communityserver.com/.../cs20085up (log in required) to upgrade any version of CS from 2.1 on to CS 2008.5 and from there you can get to TC 5x but because we have seen some clients have issues with this upgrade process (i.e. going from CS2.1 direct to CS2008.5) it might be quicker to take the following upgrade path from the beginning: CS2.1 >>> CS2007>>>CS2007.1>>>CS2008.5>>>TC 5.0 / 5.5
If you do decide to go this route you can find the install files for straight CS2007 at the following location: get.communityserver.com/.../cs2007web and the CS2008.5 SP1 at the following location get.communityserver.com/.../cs20085up
Other useful Links below:
1) Feature comparison from Community Server 2.1 to Telligent Community 5.0 - telligent.com/.../feature-comparison-from-community-server-2-1-to-telligent-community-5-0.aspx
2) Logging a case for Upgrade Support - telligent.com/.../open_ticket
3) Upgrade Help:
- Upgrade from Community Server 2.1 - Community Server 2007
telligent.com/.../1054198.aspx See Brian Skok's post. He is a Telligent's Support Engineer
- Upgrade from Community Server 2007 - 2007.1
- Upgrade from Community Server 2007.1 - Community Server 2008
Hope this helps - Ben
is any support on Southern Europe?
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