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Upgrade from beta to 3.0

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  1. Julia Shah
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    Our company's website was developed by another company using the beta version of Sitefinity. Right now the website is in production, but I found out that the Sitefinity was never upgraded to version 3.0. What needs to be done to do the upgrade?

    Thanks,
    Julia
  2. Pepi
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    Hi Julia,

    Steps to upgrade your project:

    1. Back up your old project and database by copying them to a different directory. Note that the C:\Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.0\WebSites folder will be deleted when you uninstall the old Sitefinity version.

    Before proceeding, we recommend that you compare your project’s web.config file to the C:\ProgramFiles\telerik\Sitefinity3.0\ProjectManager\EmptyProject\web.config file. Note down the changes you have made, as you will need to add those to the new project’s web.config.

    2. Uninstall the old version. Make sure the C:\Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.0 folder is deleted.

    3. Install SP2.

    4. Create a project with the SP2 version.

    5. Copy the old project database to the ~/App_Data folder if you are using SQL Express. If you are using SQL Server, in the project web.config file, edit the connection string to point to the old project database. This will upgrade the database automatically when the application is started for the first time.

    6. Copy all custom files from the old project to the new project. These include user controls, scrpits, images, css files, master pages, dll files, etc. If you have made changes to the Admin folder, compare the old files to the new ones and merge the changes.

    If you upgrade from beta 2 version to Sitefinity SP2
    Run the following script into the database before following the steps above:

    update sf_CmsPage SET ParentId = NULL where ParentId = '00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000'
    update sf_CmsPage SET TemplateId = NULL where TemplateId = '00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000'
    update sf_CmsControlProperty SET ParentId = NULL where ParentId = '00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000'
    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes,
    Pepi
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  3. bnye
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    Pepi -

    Along those lines. We are in the process of upgrading a few web sites from v3 RC2 to v3 SP2. Are there any critical changes to the web.config that I should be aware of? Are there any other critical changes outside of the RadControls, Sitefinity,  and Bin folders? It seems to be running fine without any changes to the web.config which is why I ask.

    Sincerely,

    Ben 
  4. Pepi
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    Hi bnye,

    There are no critical changes to the web.config. It is just a recommendation to compare your project’s web.config file to the web.config file in the Empty Project. You can also copy the RadControls folder from the Empty Project too and make use of the latest  improvements and changes in the RadControls suite.

    We hope everything runs without problems.

    All the best,
    Pepi
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  5. Julia Shah
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    Hi,

    I've done everything as recommended, but I am getting SQL errors about invalid column names, so it doesn't look like the database has been converted automatically. What can be done?

    Thanks,

    Julia

  6. Pepi
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    Hi Julia,

    We suppose that there is an incomplete database upgrade. So could you please send your database and we will do the upgrade?

    All the best,
    Pepi
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