Updating to v20

Hi Team,

1) The Update page says: ""Update your install base with the newly downloaded files, taking care not to overwrite any additional modules and themes you have installed."

Do I upload the whole new folder into cPanel file manager? Which folder, which files?

2) Also, if I do not change the default database engine to InnoDB, is that going to be a problem? Because if I remember correctly, GoDaddy had an issue regarding that and that was the whole reason I abandoned installing Moodle.

Thanks again !
<<nervous excitement>>


  • Hi flygye, glad to hear you are excited, and it is always good to be nervous when updating!

    1) You can upload all of the files from your downloaded v20 Gibbon, as a fresh download does not include config.php and /uploads, which are the things you definitely don't want to overwrite. Do be careful with any additional themes or modules, which may be overwritten depending on how you copy (e.g. use your OS to copy the files and they will most likely get overwritten; use FTP or rsync (with the right settings) and they won't).

    2) We've not had any problems at all since we introduced this in (from memory) v18. I'm not sure on GoDaddy specifically, so you might want to ask their support team.

    Good luck, and let us know how it goes!
  • Thanks Ross !

    Sorry to bother:
    a) just to be clear, I have to put all the files present in the " core - 20.0.0" folder into the gibbon folder on the website and whenever it asks "overwrite?" I select "No"?
    b) can't I just upload all the files using the upload function on the cpanel file manager instead of using FTP or rsync?


  • athar1 said:


    i just wanted a clarification on how to upgrade. Is it as simple as downloading the core 11 file, unzipping it, and replacing all your existing files with the new ones, aside from config file and uploads folder?

    I found this thread. This seems easier, I upload the new file and unzip its innards into the gibbon folder (screenshot above)? https://ask.gibbonedu.org/discussion/565/how-to-upgrade
  • It is that simple if you are not using any additional modules or themes, or if you use a copy method that does not overwrite files present in the destination and missing in the source. Many variables!
  • Thank You Ross ! I have done it ! Would've done it yesterday itself but Filezilla had transferred only 10% of the files. So I zipped the folder and uploaded directly into cPanel File Manager and unzipped all there except Uploads folder. All is well. :)

    Now I am researching how to change to InnoDB
  • If you find out how, please post here!
  • Hi flygye12,

    Gibbon's updater includes a tool allowing you to change all tables to InnoDB. Anyway, it's optional and no required. :)
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