Hi, !Hubzilla Support Forum
I run my own hub on a subdomain of a domain I own, but did my first Hubzilla installation not on command line by cloning the git repository. Instead I used the Softaculous Script Installer
, where Hubzilla is available as an installable application
. The installation process was actually very easy and one minute later I had my ready to use hub.
But unfortunately the Softaculous installer hasn't used git cloning for the installation so that there is no git repository now, which also means, that I have no possibility to update the installation. The Softaculous script installer has an own built in update mechanism, which however only works with applications supporting that mechanism (as for example WordPress does). Hubzilla dosn't support it so far, and so I can't update my 3.8.1 installation.
Because it isn't possible to clone a git repository into a directory with existing content, I have decided to setup another subdomain, which points to another, new directory. In this new directory I have installed the current version of Hubzilla now by cloning the git repository. I can open the new subdomain in browser, Hubzilla starts checking the environment and is completely happy because everything it needs is available. Next step would be to setup the database.
And here is my question: what would happen if I tell Hubzilla that my database is the already existing one? Would it be overwritten? Or would everything be kept there, including all data? If it was possible to connect the new Hubzilla installation to the existing DB, my idea is to swap the names of the directories of the old and the new installation so that I would have my new installation in the directory where the so far subdomain points to. Is that possible or would it end in desaster?
I know that another way to resolve the situation would be to setup a new database and work with nomadic identity. But I'm still a bit afraid of becoming such a nomad ...