Upgrade complete

With the filp of a couple of switches this morning the migration to Drupal 4.3 is complete. No new features yet but the transition is smooth. Here's what I did.

  • Create a copy of the database with the name test_ appended to the start
  • Unpack the 4.3 distrubution and merge my existing customized files into the distribution
  • Change the config to use the test_ database
  • Run the updater script on the test site
  • After all is well move the test site into the production path
  • Change the config to recognize the real database
  • Run the updater on the live database

It possibly would have been better to move the updated test_ database into production but this process worked.