Questions regarding upgrading an existing Drupal site. Don't forget to read the UPGRADE.txt that comes with evey Drupal download.

After upgrade Clean URL's will not work


I was using drupal 7.24, and just upgraded to 7.38. Clean URL's was working, but after the upgrade now it is saying I cannot enable them.

"Clean URLs cannot be enabled. If you are directed to this page or to a Page not found (404) error after testing for clean URLs, see the online handbook."

I am using Windows IIS 7. I have URL rewrite/fast CGI enabled on my server, and I have gone through the web.config file several times, but nothing seems to help getting them enabled again.

I have checked the error logs and I am getting nothing.

blocks disappear after updates

My site doesn't show the previously configured blocks following the ver. 7.39 updated and installing current the ctools module. I've checked the settings of the blocks and the menus and they haven't changed but the blocks can't be seen. Any idea where to look for the solution?

30 Gig D6 to Migrate to D7


We are looking into upgrading a 30 gigabyte Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7. We noticed that the node_revision table is 13 gigs.

We don't care what the older versions of the site are, but we don't want to lose any current data.

Can we dump the node_revision table wholesale?

Will it affect how the D6 site works e.g. can D6 work without data in the node_revisions table?

Will it speed up our migration to D7?


reverting update pulled site down

So, I've been into Drupal for about 2 years, my main focus has been front-end development. I recently had one of my sites hacked so I went through all of my sites and successfully update Drupal core and the modules for 8 of my clients. 7 of them went as planned, but one had me revert the update and I did that using git... now the site is down. I can still get into the admin area because I had been logged in before the crash.

When you visit the site you get "Error The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later." When I go into reports/dblogs I find

Upgrade from drupal 8 beta 15 to beta 16

Hi I am trying to upgrade from beta15 to beta 16 in drupal 8

I followed the instructions in the upgrade.txt.

When trying to run http://mysite/update.php

I get the error : The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

If I run php update.php in a shell i get the following error :

InvalidArgumentException: The URI 'http://:' is malformed. in Drupal\Core\Url::fromUri() (line 298 of /var/www/html/dr8acq/web/core/lib/Drupal/Core/Url.php).

Any idea what's gone wrong here ??

Drupal 6 to 8 Rebuild?

Hello. I have an old Drupal 6 site that I have neglected for some time. Of course I have some upgrade warnings for core and for modules. However, I thought it would be good to re-examine the architecture of the site and start fresh with Drupal 8. The site isn't too complicated at its core, but the problem is I've forgotten which installed modules are essential, and even the basics of the site setup. I'm sure I can familiarize myself with the setup, which is basically a hierarchical arrangement of content types with voting at the lowest level.


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