Updating an existing installation

Updating an existing DF/Manager installation is done by simple uploading the new files to your web server. So ensure a smooth transition you should pay attention to the following:

  1. As always when updating software, backup all your files before you begin :-)
  2. Download the latest DF/Manager version from the Files-tab on http://dfmanager.com/user, you may need to log in to access this page.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file and store its contents on your computer.
  4. Upload the new files to the web server into the appropriate folders.
  5. Go to the administrator pages; if your database needs to be updated a message panel will indicate so at the top of the page. Run any available database updates.
  6. Sign in to the administrator pages and go to Configuration. Review and Save your settings.

Versions prior to 1.3:

  1. As always when updating software, backup all your files before you begin.
  2. If you uploaded your own logo by simply overwriting the default logo (/app/webroot/img/logo.png) make sure you backup your logo and restore it after updating.
  3. If you placed the cake folder outside the web root, backup /app/webroot/index.php and restore it after updating.
  4. After updating clear all files in /app/tmp/ and its sub folders. Don't remove the folders itself!
  5. Sign in to the administrator pages and go to Configuration. Review and Save your settings.