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Feb 22, 2013 at 5:18 AM
After succesfull setup using Accelerator can I update my instances via remote desktop? For instance, my deployment is currently using version 6.2 and I'd like to go to version 7.


Feb 22, 2013 at 5:57 PM
Edited Feb 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM

A way to do that is effectively via remote desktop:
  1. First do a backup!:
    1.1. Site contents:
    1.1.1. Connect via RDP to your SMB server
    1.1.2. Zip your site contents and store it on your favorite place (I usually install a storage explorer tool and save it on Azure Storage
    1.2. SQL contents:
    1.2.1. Connect to you Azure Management Console and use the Export tool from the database dashboard
  2. Upgrade:
    2.1. Connect via RDP to your SMB server
    2.2. Download the upgrade package from CodePlex
    2.3. Unzip it into the VHD drive ("/dotnetnuke" folder)
    2.4. Browse your portal to start the upgrade process
FTP and WebDeploy Support have been implemented (pending a new package), so you could upload the upgrade package by using any of these protocols soon.


Feb 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Thanks David, I'll give it a try this weekend!