Backup and upgrade
Before upgrading a running server to the latest version of Newscoop, it is strongly recommended that you back up your publication database, templates, images, file attachments and configuration files. First, log in to the administration interface (see the Getting started chapter in this manual for details). Click on Actions in the main navigation menu. At the lower end of this menu, click Backup/Restore.
On the Backup/Restore page which opens, click the Make new backup link next to the green plus sign icon.
A dialog box will ask you if you are sure you want to make the backup.
Click the OK button, and a pop-up window will display the progress of the backup. Once the window reports Backup saved to file: you can click the Close link to return to the Newscoop administration interface.
On the Backup/Restore page, the backup you just made should be listed, together with any previous backups.
Click on the disk icon in the Download column to save the gzipped backup tarball (with the .tar.gz file extension) from your Newscoop server to your desktop computer.
To restore a previous backup into a running Newscoop system, click the Upload backup file link, and then select the backup from your desktop computer's file system.
Running the upgrade script
After you have completed the backup successfully, update your Newscoop installation using either the automated or manual methods described in the following chapters. Then run the upgrade.php script in your web browser, for example: