Upgrading your site isn't quite as simple as reading UPGRADE.txt that comes with the default Drupal installation profile and going off to the races. Depending on the complexity of a site, upgrading can be an involved process. However, with sufficient planning and patience even the most complex sites can be upgraded in a series of steps that on their own are quite simple.
In this talk, Andre Molnar will walk everyone through his upgrade planning process and highlight some tools that he uses to help get the job done.
Topics covered include:
- Updates vs upgrades
- Backing up your site
- Update status module
- Preparing a site for upgrade
- Development, staging and production servers
- Testing your upgraded site
About Andre Molnar:
Andre operates Be Circle: a web application development and consulting company that has specialized in Drupal for the past 5 years. Andre's first "web page" was online in 1994, but he started working professionally in web application development in 2000.
Other random highlights: Andre helped organize Drupalcamp Toronto 2008, made a Druplicon Munny (toy), and recently won a Nissan cube that he is decorating to help promote Drupal.
Come to the talk and you will get to the see the car!