You should be able to copy over the 1.5 database and site directory to the
new server and then do the site upgrade. Just make sure you're copying over
the database exactly, as in SQL dump/load or something. Don't create a new
1.6 database and then try to import the data.

Christian

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On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM, virtualAdmin <mrcul...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Our new server will run RB in its own VM, so I'll probably use Fedora
> for that.  Also, it's actually a completely new server, so what I was
> really asking was, can I install Reviewboard 1.6.6 fresh on a new OS,
> then immediately import my Reviewboard database from the 1.5.5
> install?  Or do I need to, as you said, run 'rb-site upgrade' on the
> old installation, in order to make the database compatible with the
> new 1.6.6 software?
>
> On May 21, 3:36 pm, Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The upgrade should go pretty smoothly. I of course recommend backing up
> the
> > site directory and database first, but it should just be a matter of
> > upgrading the ReviewBoard package, running 'rb-site upgrade' on the site
> > directory, and restarting the server.
> >
> > How hard RB is to install depends greatly on the OS/distro, and greatly
> on
> > what packages are shipped with it. Review Board *itself* is easy to
> > install, but the dependencies make it hard. Aside from providing our own
> > package repositories for every version of every distro people use with
> > every dependency we require, there's unfortunately not a lot we can do
> > about this :(
> >
> > Generally, I recommend installing on Ubuntu or a modern Fedora, as these
> > are the easiest to get going on. Installing on these distros in a VM is
> > popular option. That way, you'll have every dependency you need right
> there
> > in the package repository, and in the case of Fedora, there's actually a
> > ReviewBoard package you can use directly.
> >
> > Christian
> >
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:24 AM, virtualAdmin <mrcul...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> >
> > > In the next few weeks I'll be migrating our company's Reviewboard
> > > installation.  We're currently running RB 1.5.5 backed by MySQL
> > > (MyISAM), but I'd really like to install the current version of RB on
> > > our new server.  Should this be a no-hassle database transition?  As
> > > in, install Reviewboard 1.6.6, migrate the database, and that's it?
> >
> > > On a  related note, is the install process any easier for newer
> > > versions of Reviewboard?  I know this is highly subjective and
> > > determined by a lot of factors, but getting 1.5.5 loaded up took a lot
> > > of time and effort for me, and I would be inclined to use the version
> > > with the easiest installation process.
> >
> > > Thanks for all your hard work!
> >
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