Time to upgrade WordPress MU 1.2.5

A few days ago I upgraded my WordPress MU installation. It all went smoothly with no problems at all. Thank you guys at WordPress for doing such a great software.

I’m hosting my site at Lunarpages and since it is a shared server you can’t use ssh, so I had to use FTP and cPanel when upgrading.

Ok, this is how I upgraded wpmu from 1.2.5 to 1.3.

  1. I know that this step isn’t always my first choice but I thought that I would try it anyway, RTFM.
    Read the upgrade guide at WordPress and the extended version to.
  2. Make a backup of the installation, the wpmu folder (public_html/blogs) and the database (wpmu).
  3. I decided to upgrade a copy of my wordpress installation folder so I could easily switch to that when it was time.
    Copy the blogs folder to wpmu13
  4. Download the tar file from WordPress MU
    and save it on your desktop or server (in my case it was the desktop).
  5. Extract the tar file.
  6. Ok this was the part when I had to focus. According to the upgrade guide I should delete the old WordPress files but DO NOT DELETE everything. Since I’m upgrading a copy of the WordPress folder I wasn’t so nervous. I used a ftp klient when deleting them, just select everything and then unselect those files that shouldn’t be deleted. And yes, it is in the wpmu13 folder I’m deleting files
  7. Now upload the WordPress MU folder that you have download and extracted in the previous step. If files already exists, just replace them. Don’t worry, remember this is just a copy of the original folder. Yes, it’s still the wpmu13 folder.
  8. Now it’s time to do the real upgrade step. Make sure no one is using the blog, then rename the original blogs folder to wpmu125
  9. Rename the upgraded folder from wpmu13 to blogs.
  10. Point your browser to http://<your-domain>/wp-admin/upgrade.php to start the upgrade of the database.
  11. Done!!

Installing Dbvisualizer on Ubuntu

Since I changed from Windos to Linux Ubuntu I don’t have all of my dev tools installed. One of those tools is the great universal database tool called DbVis from Minq. Minq doesn’t deliver DbVis as synapt package so I had to find a alternative and since I’m not a Linux blackbelt I had to do some googling. I found this blog and this and this that gave me a hint of what to do. I have to call the alien.

  1. First download the Dbvisualizer as a rpm package from here.
  2. Now I have to install the alien.
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install alien
  3. Then convert the rpm package to a deb package with alien
    $ sudo alien dbvis_linux_6_0_6.rpm
  4. Next, install the debian package
    $ sudo dpkg -i dbvis_6.0.6-2_i386.deb
  5. Change directory to where it is installed
    $ cd /opt/DbVisualizer-6.0.6/
  6. And run it
    $ ./dbvis