# Noob questions about upgrade 0.8.2 to 0.9.2

• Hello, I'm having trouble upgrading the nodebb software from 0.8.2 to 0.9.2.

I'm using digitalhosting as hosting for my nodebb software. I currently have 0.8.2 and I want upgrade to 0.9.2.

So what I did was the following,

I opened the console.

I was already in my nodebb folder.

I typ

./nodebb stop <ENTER>
git fetch <ENTER>
git checkout v0.9.x <ENTER>
git merge origin/v0.9.x <ENTER>
./nodebb upgrade <ENTER>

it says nodeBB upgrade Complete!
./nodebb start <ENTER>

Screenshot

And I'm still at 0.8.2

You are running NodeBB v0.8.2.
A new version (v0.9.2) has been released. Consider upgrading your NodeBB.

What am I doing wrong?
Can somebody please help me?

My english is not so good, so I use google translate. I hope you guys understand me.
My langueage is dutch, so if you are dutch please help me in dutch words if it's allowed here.

• Have you backed up your database? Do so, just in case.

Try this:

$git reset --hard origin/v0.9.x # this will erase any custom work you've made to any files!$ ./nodebb upgrade


• Yes I made a back-up (a snapshot with digitalocean)

did it

Still version 0.8.2

• Is it safe to upload screenshots of this console here?

• @MJ ye its safe, though its not recommended running it on Root

• @Kowlin said:

@MJ ye its safe, though its not recommended running it on Root

okay, how do I change it, or can't it be changed now?

• @MJ Perhaps I typed it in wrong... what happens when you git pull in the v0.9.x branch?

• I get this

• Then run ./nodebb upgrade and that should be it.

• @julian said:

Then run ./nodebb upgrade and that should be it.

nope still 0.8.2

• Bizarre.

$git checkout master$ git pull
$git reset --hard origin/master$ ./nodebb upgrade


• Upgrade is now running, hope I works

• thanks mate,

please give me your paypal so I can give you something in return for all your help

• Do you maybe want some logs or something?

Maybe you can get something out yo improve some documents for people who have the same problem as I did have. I don't know, if I can help you with something.

• I have installed NodeBB in every permutation of what is written in the docs, and have failed numerous times.

So, checking out master and performing a reset actually makes ./nodebb upgrade work?
I must try this at home ..

• @Jacob-Moen said:

I have installed NodeBB in every permutation of what is written in the docs, and have failed numerous times.

So, checking out master and performing a reset actually makes ./nodebb upgrade work?
I must try this at home ..

did it work?

• @MJ I haven't tested it yet because my installation works and I don't feel like reinstalling just yet
However, from what I've read, doing a git hard reset is what 'you should do', apparently.
My problem was that I thought I could perform a ./nodebb upgrade on an install that I did from a downloaded archive. You need to have checked it out from git. (I reckon).

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