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Offline sg02

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Problem upgrading from 1.9.1.6 to 2.5
« on: 25.08.2015 13:11:18 »
Hello,
I had JDownloads version 1.9.1.6 set up on my Joomla 2.5 and started to encounter some bugs so I figured I needed to check for an update.

My host will not update the server to allow me to use Joomla 3 so 2.5 is as far as I can go.

I decided to update JDownloads to the latest version for Joomla 2.5 so I downloaded JDownloads 2.5.28.

I tried to follow the instructions on the documentation, but ran into an error message when trying to uninstall 1.9.1.6 saying:
"Cannot find XML setup file" (for each component/plugin/etc.)

So then I tried removing all the jdownloads folders from the ftp (after making backup of my downloads folder).

I then tried to update to 2.5 from the extensions Install tab which led to an error message saying:
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Error. The installation was aborted as an existing jDownloads version 1.9.x has been found on the site. Please read the documentation FAQ in the 2.5 and 3.2 sections of the Documentation Centre at www.jdownloads.net about upgrading and transferring data....


So now I'm stuck. 1.9.1.6 won't uninstall and 2.5 won't install. I think I might have to delete tables in phpmyadmin? But my host hasn't given me access to it.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Offline ColinM

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Re: Problem upgrading from 1.9.1.6 to 2.5
« Reply #1 on: 25.08.2015 16:16:04 »
Hi
Sounds to me you should get a new host!  It will cost you more in time than paying for a proper host.  Your biggest task is the Joomla! to Joomla! migration.  Going via Joomla! 2.5 series doubles the work.

Suggest you take a full backup of your existing site using say Akeeba.  Also many respectable hosting companies will offer to do all the transfers and re installing.

How many Downloads do you have?  I ask because if it is a relatively small number then just starting fresh on a Joomla! 3 site, loading in the latest jD and the transferring your directories and files to the new site can seem a bit 'old hat' but in practice it may be easier even if done piecemeal.

Also the migration path from jD1.9.1.6 to jD 3.2 series on Joomla! 3.x is actually simpler.  It goes via jD1.9.2.11.

I also guess, but may be wrong of course, that your site is relatively modest (but beautiful of course) in size as I think it likely you are using the worst sort of shared hosting service. :(

Of course we will help with the present dilemma but you could be expending your efforts in a non productive way so I thought it best to just query if you are taking the right path.

Colin
« Last Edit: 25.08.2015 16:17:46 by ColinM »

Offline sg02

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Re: Problem upgrading from 1.9.1.6 to 2.5
« Reply #2 on: 25.08.2015 21:28:08 »
The site is quite large and has thousands of downloads; my host is a grumpy guy providing me hosting for free on one of his servers.
I can't afford paid hosting so switching hosts is not an option (and I've already tried the donations/ad stuff before).


I need help trying to fix the problem with JDownloads that doesn't involve switching hosts.

Offline ColinM

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Re: Problem upgrading from 1.9.1.6 to 2.5
« Reply #3 on: 26.08.2015 21:28:58 »
Hi
We have a challenge!

Have you seen this document?
http://www.jdownloads.net/documentations/item/how-to-upgrade-jdownloads-component-from-1-9-x-to-latest-2-5-version

This is a pretty detailed step by step sequence that many people have used.  So it is worth a try but please make sure you have a backup with say Akeeba backup.  Might also be an idea to copy the download files to your PC with FTP such as fileZilla.
Also give yourself plenty of time - I found it a little stressful as the first time I did it I was quite new to jD.

Colin

Offline sg02

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Re: Problem upgrading from 1.9.1.6 to 2.5
« Reply #4 on: 26.08.2015 22:36:37 »
Yes, that was the documentation I was following to do the upgrade process, which led to the error messages I received.

 

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