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Updating Drupal

Submitted by johng on 30 January, 2012 - 17:31
A regular maintenance task for a Drupal website is to update the core files.  This document describes the update procedure for a minor revision update, e.g. from Drupal 7.10 to 7.12. Prerequisites for this procedure include: (i) a familiarity with the command line, (ii) ssh connectivity to the target drupal website and (iii) the availability of existing backups of the website (including the drupal database)

Directory structure

The instructions assume the following directory structure: