DNNUpgrade provides a set of tools that helps DNN users to accelerate and automate DNN sites upgrades.
DNNUpgrade is the perfect companion of DNNBackup enabling guided, safe and fast DNN Installations upgrades.
DNN Upgrade provides a set of tools that help users to accelerate and automate
DNN sites upgrades.
DNNUpgrade is the perfect companion of DNNBackup enabling guided, safe and fast DNN Installations
One of the few DNN
Store Customers’ Must-Have
TADUG Meeting - DNN Upgrade - Does It Have To Be A Pain?
Tested and approved to run in Microsoft Azure.
Compatible with DNN 9+, 8+, 7+, 6+, 5+ and 4.0.2+, all editions.
Given your current DNN version, it shows you the ideal upgrade path to the
latest version currently available.
It can work with or without DNNBackup. if DNNBackup is installed, DNNUpgrade
can automate a backup before running each upgrade process.
DNNBackup can automatically grab and apply DNN upgrade packages, saving you a
lot of time.
Instead of the standard packages, you can use your own (local) upgrade
packages. This can be a folder outside the web server, including UNC shares.
A detailed report of every package and extension installed in your system
along with how and where each of them is being utilized. Very useful for your pre-upgrade
You can define a set of fixed settings (e.g. pointing to a shared folder
where customized upgrade packages are) that the users will not be able to update unless they
have direct (i.e. FTP) access to the server, even being a 'host' or 'Administrator' user.
DNNUpgrade can notify you by email when there is available a new stable DNN
DNNUpgrade can be configured to only download (without applying them) upgrade
packages from the cloud.
Manage the locally available packages (downloaded or manually made
available). You can set permissions regarding allowing uploading and/or deleting packages.
One of the tools included in DNNUpgrade allows you to easily verify the right
file system permissions are set in key DNN folders.
You do not simply upgrade the production site, even having a fresh full backup.
You should first test the upgrade in a clone/staging site. DNNBackup can help you to create (or update) a clone site.
Testing whether an upgrade process was successful or not, is more than executing the DNN upgrade process and seeing it finishing without throwing any errors. You should run the upgraded site, and verify each extension - including modules and skins - currently in use. The Inventory (Tools > DNN Installation Inventory) can be a good starting point for this task (This is a FREE feature!).
In addition, you should validate the site's 'Host', 'Admin' features, regular users functionality, and look for unexpected Event Log entries.
This is especially true when performing a major version upgrade (e.g. from version X to version Y), or a minor version upgrade (e.g. from X.A to X.B).
Upgrading from X.Y.A to X.Y.B (revision upgrade) is usually not that critical. However, the time you decide to upgrade directly from X.Y.A to X.Y.B is when it fails, and you'll notice it days later.
Bottom line: ALWAYS test the upgrade in a staging site before upgrading your production site.
I have had nothing but good experiences working with this software and it has saved me on numerous occasions. DNN is great
software but sometime things go wrong during upgrades of extensions or DNN versions, so it is absolutely
essential to have a reliable backup and restore strategy like Evotiva DNNBackup provides.
Excellent module. It even perform differential backups on the file system. Highly recommend it.
Evotiva is the best backup tool for DNN ever. Even in excellent hosting locations, it's always a great idea to have an independent
3rd party location backup. I use Evotiva backup to weekly send a zip of the database and folder structure
to an AWS or FTP location for safe keeping. Evotiva helps power my backup strategy and lets me sleep at
This is a fantastic module for all your Document Management needs within DNN. This has been very useful for listing downloadable
web content and maintaining our web site’s files. Very powerful program. Thanks.
Great, flexible product, for example large file downloads. Very fast support in case of questions.
A very good product that greatly simplifies document maintenance. Even for users without editor rights to use well. The developer
is very helpful and answers questions quickly and accurately.
This module made is super easy to upgrade my sites! I use the Backup module as well and I love that the 2 are integrated,
doing a backup before upgrading. No more FTPing 1000's of files in order to upgrade my sites! A definite
"Must Have" for any site.
I've been working with DNN since version 3.x so I've seen a ton of module developers come and go. Evotiva has been around
for almost as long but this Automatic Upgrade module is SWEET!! Combined with their DNN Backup module you
will never blow up another DNN application trying to apply an update. This module does everything for you.
Tweak a few settings click GO and kick back and watch it work. I doubt I'll ever do another manual backup.
This is definitely a keeper!!
I had some problem and not able to upgrade one of my site from DNN 6.2.6 to 7.2.2 and decided to try DNNUpgrade. The product
works great. The support team responded and help resolved some of the problem I have quickly. If you are
maintaining a high value website using DNN and need to upgrade to newer version from time to time, DNNUpgrade
is a valuable tool that will save you time and headache.
Works like a charm with building a DNN site that can store files outside of the DNN instance and hosted server environment.
Need the ability for virtual AWS and Dropbox folders within DNN native? then this is your solution for community edition!
This is awesome, works perfect to add cloud storage to your DNN site.