[Koha] Upgrade / migration questions

Scott Owen sowen at almaschools.net
Sat Jun 26 01:05:13 NZST 2021

...and searching my old email...I found:

from :
Tomas Cohen Arazi <tomascohen at gmail.com>
"I suggest you create an empty instance named the same as the 'old one', so
all configuration files are fresh.
Then adjust apache and friends, rsync the /var/lib/koha/<instance> dir,
load a DB dump and run koha-upgrade-schema <instance>"

This is from a few months ago.... but I'm assuming the information is still
valid .... so I think I have answered my own questions.
Thanks for reading.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 8:35 AM Scott Owen <sowen at almaschools.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am in the process of upgrading my Koha instances to a newer version.
> Due to the age of the current version, I am going to have to do a
> database dump / restore
> I am following the basic Debian install (at the wiki
> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_Debian  )
> and have just installed the mariadb-server. (I tried the MySQL but the
> install said the MySql-server package wasn't available ?? I'm assuming this
> is by design)
> Before I continue with the "defaults", setup Apache, and create a Koha
> instance, I was wondering if there are any steps I should take at this
> time, if I intend to restore a database on the instance?
> Should I make sure the names are the same ?? or should I make sure to NOT
> name the db instances (library name) the same ? Does it matter ?
> Should I continue and do a complete Koha instance install ?? or is this
> not required if I am going to dump a db onto this server?
>  Thank you for any insight / advice.
> -S

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