Upgrading Tip

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5/22/2009 4:16:55 PM
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Upgrading Tip

When you are in the middle of upgrading, if you don't want your users to get the admin setup page, you can create a html file in the root folder called app_offline.htm. Asp.net sees this file, and regardless of whatever url you are trying to hit on the site redirects all traffic to that file.

I have in mine( I just copy it in w/e I am working on a site):

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Application Offline</title>
<style>
div {
background-color:#ffffcc;
padding-top:10px;
padding-bottom:10px;
padding-left:10px;
padding-right:10px;
border-style:solid;
border-color:Black;
border-width:1px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div>
We are currently performing system maintenance. The site is down temporarily. Please try again later.
</div>
</html>
 

 

 

12/6/2010 3:51:25 PM
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Re: Upgrading Tip

I'm wondering about this -- what about when you type in the domainname.com/Setup/default.aspx, to start the upgrading process?  Does it mess that up?

Thx!

Andria

 

 

 

12/6/2010 4:40:30 PM
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Re: Upgrading Tip

According to this blog post, the mere presence of app_offline.htm in the root of the site will stop the entire application, so while it's there no one would be able to run setup either. I guess you could put this file in place, ftp your new version mojoPortal files to the server, then remove/rename this file and run Setup. That way you would minimize the chances of someone hitting a page that contains an upgraded feature that needs schema database upgrades before you have had a chance to run setup. If that situation were to happen they would probably get a 500 error.

Jamie

12/6/2010 6:46:33 PM
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Re: Upgrading Tip

Ok, that was approximately what I thought, but wanted to find out more about it.  Sounds like a plan! laugh

Thx,

Andria

 

12/7/2010 9:17:56 AM
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Re: Upgrading Tip

Hi Andria,

It is safe to run the setup page at any time, it will not ever hurt anything by visiting the setup page in between upgrades. When upgrading though you do need to be careful to make sure you upload all the new files especially the ones under /Setup before you visit the setup page which is why I usually upload that folder first. Taking it offline while you do the uploading is not a bad idea because then you can be sure setup doesn't run with just some of the new files.

Also it is good to disable setup from user.config so that only admin users can run the page, then make sure you do login before you upgrade because it will run for admins even when it is "disabled" but if you are not logged in you would have to enable it again.

<add key="DisableSetup" value="true" />

Best,

Joe

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