Some upgrades cannot be skipped. These are:
- 3.10.xx: You should upgrade to the latest 3.10 version before switching to WebHare 4
- 4.03: 4.04 cleans out a lot of upgrade scripts, and 4.03 is the last version to support the 'old' mailqueue. You need to ensure all mail is sent before upgrading above 4.03
- 4.08: 4.09 cleans up a lot yet again
- 4.16: 4.17 cleans up a lot, and removes a lot of obsoleted code.
So, to upgrade from 3.08 to 4.17, go through 3.10.xx, 4.03, 4.08 and 4.16 first. You should also make sure 4.16 has finished any conversions (check the managed tasks) before continuing the update, as the wrd/fs settings upgrade done in 4.10 can take quite a bit of time.
How to upgrade
Before you upgrade, check the changelogs of the relevant versions to see if there are any important deprecations.
You should also regularly look for important deprecations and changes you may have missed:
wh check- lists current issues (you should always set up monitoring for this command)
wh softreset --sp- recompiles and reports siteprofile issues
wh checkmodule "*"- validate all modules
Although our scripts cannot catch all issues (feedback welcome!) it may be able to give you some heads up about things you can fix to prevent future incompatibilities issues, or just to simply improve performance