Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL)

How to upgrade the Dokuwiki version:

1. Log in the server and make sure you are in the sudo group. Then make a backup of our Dokuwiki folder(which is /usr/share/nginx/doku).

tar -czvf dokuwiki-(the date)-backup.tgz /usr/share/nginx/doku

2. Download the lastest stable release from the download site:

wget http://.../dokuwiki-xxxx-xx-xx.tgz

3. Read the changelog to see if there are any special things to consider. Then unpack the distribution tarball and upload/copy the files over the previous installation(which is /usr/share/nginx/doku). Make sure to overwrite all files when prompted.

tar -zxvf dokuwiki-xxxx-xx-xx.tgz

cp -af dokuwiki-xxxx-xx-xx/* /usr/share/nginx/doku

4. Upgrade the templates and plugins if necessary.


1. Better NOT upgrade directly from the admin console.

2. The most stable version is our first choice.