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I'm trying to upgrade from 5.03. I've uploaded the tar file to the root of my site and ran the upgrader.php script, I put in the URL to the tar file and it loads the page for about 10 minutes, then I get a blank page and nothing happens after that. How do I upgrade manually?
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You don't need to upload anything to the root of your site. This is the proper url to enter into the upgrader.

http://ocportal.com/upgrades/5.0.3-7.1.1.tar

And a link to the tutorial.

ocPortal Tutorial: Performing an upgrade - ocPortal.com
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I tried that step first, had the same result & followed the advice in the tutorial to upload the TAR file to the root of my domain. That's now the point I'm stuck at, the upgrader script isn't progressing past accepting the URL.

Is there a way to upload the unpacked files manually and run the upgrader?
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On a site I just play with on my local host I had troubles once. All I did was manually extract the upgrade file over top everything and it worked fine.

BUT that was a minor upgrade that did not require a database upgrade. Yours is a big upgrade and needs a database upgrade too.

It may still work though if you extract the file over top then do the database upgrade through the upgrader…..or you may need the disaster recovery tutorial after trying it. lol

Nothing really to lose in trying. If it doesn't work restore from a backup and try something else.
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Old versions had a nasty bug that made large upgrades impossibly slow. Somewhere back in the news archive we discussed this (a fix for upgrade.php was posted). However you can manually extract the TAR if you haven't uninstalled any addons (if you have, it's a little risky as some new files may come through that are for addons that aren't there, leaving a partial state).


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