Update instructions without losing data in real estate website solution

In this article we will explain how to update Real Estate Manager (real estate website solution) without losing data

PLEASE NOTE:
Before making any upgrades, make the backup of your website (files, folders and database).
At first please check upgrade/update process at the test website!

Upgrading FREE version to PRO without losing data

1. Save following files and folders:
{your site}/administrator/components/com_realestatemanager
{your site}/components/com_realestatemanager

2. Please do full Database backup.

3. In Real Estate Manager go to Settings -> Administrator Settings -> Update Options and set Save databases when updating to “YES”

4. Then uninstall FREE basic component and install PRO version.

5. Recover files and folders:
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager/edocs
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager/photos
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager/media

6. Also, you will need to upgrade all plugins and modules

Updating from previous version to new without losing data

You can use the first method if your previous version of Real Estate Manager isn't very old. But if the first method didn't work for you, use the following method.

1. Save these files and folders:
{yours site}/administrator/components/com_realestatemanager
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager

2. Do full export of your properties.

3. Remove files and folders:
{yours site}/administrator/components/com_realestatemanager
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager

4. Install new version of Real Estate Manager.

5. Recover folders:
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager/edocs
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager/photos
{yours site}/components/com_realestatemanager/media

6. Also, you will need update all plugins and modules


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