- Parallel installation of MT6 to new subdomain mt6.tweezersedge.com.
- Upgrade on copy of MT3 MySQL database
If something went wrong during the upgrade, I could revert back to the original version,
or recopy the database and try again. Plus, I will have the original installation as
a reference point if I wanted to see how something was in the old installation, which
I had not looked at in the past 10 years.
- Install MT files to single directory
My web host allows execution of .cgi scripts from any directory, so I did not need to
install the MT files to a cgi-bin directory, nor did I need to install the mt-static
files separate from the main MT files.
To copy the original database, I used phpMyAdmin in cPanel
to create a new database, then exported and downloaded the MT 3.33 database to a file,
then used phpMyAdmin again to upload the export file and import it into a new database.
To make things easier for me, I granted the MT 3.33 database user permissions on the
MT 6 database (again, using phpMyAdmin), so the database user and password would be
the same between the databases.
- Set the permissions on all .cgi scripts to 0755.