Evotiva DNNUpgrade - Accelerate and automate DNN's upgrades.
DNNUpgrade provides a set of tools that helps DNN users to accelerate and automate DNN sites upgrades.
DNNUpgrade is the perfect companion of DNNBackup enabling guided, safe and fast DNN Installations upgrades.
This is Important
You do not simply upgrade the production site, even having a fresh full backup.
You should first test the upgrade in a clone/staging site. DNNBackup can help you to create (or update) a clone site.
Testing whether an upgrade process was successful or not, is more than executing the DNN upgrade process and seeing it finishing without throwing any errors. You should run the upgraded site, and verify each extension - including modules and skins - currently in use. The Inventory (Tools > DNN Installation Inventory) can be a good starting point for this task (This is a FREE feature!).
In addition, you should validate the site's 'Host', 'Admin' features, regular users functionality, and look for unexpected Event Log entries.
This is especially true when performing a major version upgrade (e.g. from version X to version Y), or a minor version upgrade (e.g. from X.A to X.B).
Upgrading from X.Y.A to X.Y.B (revision upgrade) is usually not that critical. However, the time you decide to upgrade directly from X.Y.A to X.Y.B is when it fails, and you'll notice it days later.
Bottom line: ALWAYS test the upgrade in a staging site before upgrading your production site.
Downloads, Documentation and Videos
Release notes: http://www.evotiva.com/Products/DNNUpgrade/ReleaseNotes.aspx
Documentation / Demo Videos: http://www.evotiva.com/Products/DNNUpgrade/Documentation.aspx
Screenshots Gallery: http://www.evotiva.com/Products/DNNUpgrade.aspx
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