Upgrade Movable Type 6 AMI to Movable Type 7 AMI
Those currently using Movable Type 6 can upgrade to Movable Type 7. Backup and upgrade steps are provided below.
Note: Plugins which are not compatible with Movable Type 7 may cause issues such as the settings screen not displaying properly. Some plugins may also prevent Movable Type from starting up. It is highly recommended that you test via a site copy before actually upgrading.
Create a snapshot of the existing environment
Please create snapshots according to the directions on the following page. You may also backup files manually.
Change MySQL settings
Will add the below description if it does not yet exist.
Files to be changed
Add the following content to the [mysqld] section.
socket = /data/database/mysql/mysql.sock
Backup existing data
Backup user data, application data, and database.
Backup public website files
By default, files presented via Movable Type will be output to /data/file/static
$ cd /data/file $ zip -r ~/static.zip static
Backup files related to Movable Type
Backup files generated in support directory
$ cd /app/movabletype/mt-static $ zip -r ~/mt-static-support.zip support
Backup the database
Create a database dump file
$ cd ~ $ mysqldump -u root movabletype > ~/dump.sql $ zip ~/sql.zip dump.sql
Please backup your installed plugins and themes as necessary.
Edit yum repository settings file
With a text editor, open /etc/yum.repos.d/movabletype.repo. Then change the section titled baseurl= to the following. The <serial_code> will be different depending on the environment. Please make sure to not change this.
Before changes made:
After changes made:
Updates your current Movable Type package
# yum clean all # yum update movabletype
Note: For those using the Apache version, please use "movabletype-httpd24" in the "yum update" command instead of "movabletype."
Remove unnecessary plugins
Some plugins including Smartphone Option which came with with Movable Type 6 will not be supported in Movable Type 7. For the following plugins, please delete the entire directory.