ClipBucket Update/Upgrade Guide


Here is my personal Update Guide when updating/upgrading Clipbucket.

  1. Make a full Backup of all Files and the Database and store it one a different harddrive
  2. Never touch a running system! Try to install a new installation first in a different Folder and Database before update the running system.
  3. Following Files and Folders should be UNTOUCHED (leave as is) when updating to prevent loss of data.

.htaccess … (Personal) SEO Rewrite-Rules, PHP-Configuration
favicon.ico … (Personal) Browser-Favorite-Symbol
/cache … Memory for Sessions, Comments and Userfeeds
/files … All playable, uploaded Media (Photos and Videos)
/images … Avatars, Backgrounds, Category-Pictures, Collections-Pictures, Group-Pictures, Playlist-Pictures
/includes/dbconnect.php … Database-Config with personal Adaption for UTF-8
/includes/langs … All Language Files incl. Translations
/plugins/cb_server_thumb/cache … Cache for Picture Thumbs
/styles/cb_28/theme/images/logo.png … Personal uploaded Logo in Frontend top left

Instead of overwriting files during update I prefer to delete all files AFTER backuping them, then take the complete folder from update and restore the files and folders listed above. This prevents to have old and unused files left in the installation.

After all I made them all (Files and Folders) recursively readable, writeable and executable (sudo chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/clipbucket/) for Linux Installations.

How to upgrade from CB 2.8.1 RC2 to CB 2.8.1 Stable
Upgrading from 2.8.1 to 2.8.3 no videos

and what about the changes in database that made in cb 2.8.1 stable … how can we find the changes in DB…


hi @ITC_Media

are you still around these forums ?
i need your help please



Hi Spiro!

Sure im here, glad to help you!



Perfect :thumbsup:

Thank you for sharing this guide, it will help a lot of users.