First, whatever you do, back up your database using mysqldump.
You should be able to create a new site installation on the new box with
the latest 1.6.x of Review Board. Then completely wipe the resulting MySQL
database. You may also want to copy over anything else from your old site's
Once you've done that, import your old database, and then perform a site
upgrade (rb-site upgrade /path/to/site).
This should upgrade the database and get you in shape.
If you hit any snags (1.0.5.x is pretty old), let us know.
Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
Review Board - http://www.reviewboard.org
VMware, Inc. - http://www.vmware.com
On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Michal Musial <michal.j.mus...@gmail.com>wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I am currently running a ReviewBoard 126.96.36.199 on FreeBSD 7.2 installation
> from 3
> years ago with following software:
> - python 2.6.4
> - mysql 5.1.41
> - django 1.1.1
> - subversion 1.6.4
> I've got a new FreeBSD 9.0 server ready to upgrade & migrate the RB to:
> - python 2.7.3
> - mysql 5.5.27
> - django 1.3.3
> - subversion 1.7.6
> Can someone suggest a strategy for this? I'd like to upgrade to latest
> I was hoping there was a way to import data from the old version and do an
> upgrade on the new server to avoid touching a live server and to avoid
> dependencies upgrades which potentially can fail and cause a lot more
> work, but
> I worry that I newer software version on the new server won't handle it
> Will `easy_install -U ReviewBoard` take care of the upgrade process nicely
> upgrade necessary (python) dependencies if required? If this goes well,
> should I
> expect any problems with different MySQL and Subversion versions on the
> It's probably worth noting that I have near-zero experience with RB and
> but I am decent with FreeBSD and web servers.
> PS. First time poster here, I hope I didn't break any rules.
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