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I have worked some with version 0.7, added several categories and products, made some css changes etc, and I am wondering about upgrading now. I read somewhere in my research that it is very advisable to do a clean install and thats fine. I would delete all the files and replace them with the new unzipped files and run install again. I am on Linux and had no problems with first install.
What I am wondering is once the new version installs, do I just tell it to conect to the same database as I was using in 0.7 and all will be fine? This will bring in my categories and products etc?
Also can I replace boxes.css and reset.css since I made some changes within those, as well as in /app..../callouts/right_col.phtml to replace the blackboard thing. Any other caveats I should be thinking about? Or other files I should be replacing from 0.7
1. leave your existing copy of files and database.
2. Create a copy of your database
3. Create new Magento installation connected to the cloned database,
4. Copy your changes (which should be separate files ) to new copy
5. Resolve incompatibilities.
thenk you for that quick reply. I tried to backup the db in PHPMyAdmin and got a surprise. Can you look at the attached. Is my db corrupted? I used the same technique I always do, load the db...Operations....Copy database to magento_08 (Structure and Data...Create DB before copying and got the attached. Is my database messed up do you think?