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Joined: 17 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Aug '19 22:57    Post subject: how do you update Reply with quote

I've found that updating can be somewhat scarey.

1) copy new apache into like d:\installs and copy httpd.conf d:\apache24 into new d:\install replacing new httpd.conf
2) stop apache
3) backup d:\apache24 to new directory
4) copy and replace new apache into d:\apache24 (replacing all)
5) start apache

I prefer the above in case I miss some dll or so, but down time may be longer.

I used to:
1) put new apache in d:\apache_new
2) ensure I have all bin\dlls and modules\so in d:\apache_new
3) copy httpd.conf and other conf to d:\apache_new
4) stop existing apache
5) rename apache24 to apache24_b4_20190826
6) rename d:|apache_new as d:\apache24
7) start apache with fingers cross.

The above reduces down time, but perhaps I miss a dll or so.

What's your preferred method?
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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
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Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug '19 3:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exclamation Backing up the old is NEVER a bad idea, ever.

The files you don't want overwritten are all located in Apache's /conf & /htdocs, just leave them be.

Your example uses [old]d:\apache24 & [new]d:\install, so I'll use these also.

The files that MUST be updated (overwritten)
xcopy /s /v /y d:\install\bin\*.* d:\apache24\bin\*.* (xcopy tp pickup \bin\iconv\*.*)
copy /v /y d:\install\modules\*.* d:\apache24\modules\*.*

xcopy /s /v /y d:\install\manual\*.* d:\apache24\manual\*.* (for manual updates)

If you build 3rd party modules you need the /include & /lib folders.

Read the CHANGES_2_4_x file that comes with the new, if there are any changes to /conf/charset.conv, /conf/magic, /conf/mime-types files the changelog should mention it. These 3 specific files can be overwritten.

Any other files that have had changes to (like to SSLCipherSuite in /extra/httpd-ssl.conf) or additions to others just manually modify/add them into your existing files.
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Joined: 17 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Sep '19 12:22    Post subject: good ideas Reply with quote

I like idea of putting dlls outside of main package in separate folder. I've been bitten by that.

I have ssl certs to separate directory, keeping as much as possible out of the main Apache folder.
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