Basic process for major upgrades of Drupal as presented by the Upgrade Status module

Upgrade status is a very useful module in the process of performing a major branch upgrade/migration for Drupal.

The basic process presented by the module:

  • Check upgrade status
  • Update modules
  • Enable maintenance mode
  • Verify maintenance theme
  • Verify access to update.php
  • Disable non-core modules
  • Verify default theme
  • Backup current site
  • Replace Drupal core
  • Run update.php for core
  • Download new project versions
  • Backup current site
  • Run update.php for modules
  • Re-enable modules
  • Check status report
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