[development] Upgrading your site without a backup?

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Thu Oct 25 18:42:56 UTC 2007

On Oct 25, 2007, at 12:41 AM, Ivan Sergio Borgonovo wrote:

> If it doesn't, testing/upgrading is just a matter of moving a
> directory and copy the new version in the right place.
> If there is some change at the DB level (schema or code that use the
> DB) a backup would be a more conservative choice.

You should *always* backup your DB before upgrading *any* code.   
Period.  Even a "stable" release that only contains bug fixes might  
itself be broken in such a way that it starts to corrupt your data.   
This does happen.  If backing up your DB is too much trouble before  
you upgrade your site, your DB backup system isn't streamlined  
enough, and you need to fix that.

-Derek (dww)

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