Upgrade from version 5 to 8 breaks site [ Paid job if it comes to that ]

Hi all,

I have had a problem since day one with my CC5 install. That being I got to a point where it was time or available I should say to upgrade from my CC5 version 5+ to 8+

I attempted this at the time as I had not much built on site to loose. However when I run update , I got a big nasty error message and as a result broke the entire site , with the only solution a full re-build on server from a backup.

I decided I would just stick with my current version as I know have many addons matched to my version and thought I would just upgrade in the future some time.

However without going into , to much as its another thread , I am no faced with the problem that I can upload files using file manager I get error message

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Declaration of Carbon\Carbon::setTime($hour, $minute, $second = 0) should be compatible with DateTime::setTime($hour, $minute, $second = NULL, $microseconds = NULL)]

I have been advised about the probably cause is
It looks like PHP 7 made some updates which aren't compatible with certain versions of the Carbon plugin. A C5 upgrade might fix this problem if you're not on the newest version."

With a potential temp fix , however this did not resolve upload of files issue. I will have to face this upgrade / update issue at some point and if its the solution to fixing the issue with file manger not uploading than Ill have no choice to get this sorted one way or another.

I am hoping !!!!! this might be something simple, yet I have my doubts. I have now re-built a copy of my Website on a separate server to try and trouble shoot this. If I have no luck in the general forum , I will escalatte this to a job.. Any feedback would be great !

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daenu replied on at Permalink Reply
There is very much information in the forums about that topic and it is clearly written here: https://www.concrete5.org/index.php?cID=710973...
saying that an easy update from version 5.x to 8.x (5.7) is NOT possible and that you'll have to do it by hand....

So why not, in a first step, hire a c5 dev and I'd say even more, in a step before the first step, make a backup of your site??

Sorry for being a bit harsh but you'd never ever do such operations when people who know about tell you to NOT do so ;-)

Anyhow, I'm quite sure that a lot of good guys will help you out if you ask them kindly to do so...
melange replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks Daenu,

I thought it might have gone that way.

daenu replied on at Permalink Reply
;-) +1
melange replied on at Permalink Reply

I have made a post over in Jobs board have had a little interest , still waiting to here back from some people. Can you suggest other places to request jobs?
daenu replied on at Permalink Reply

Or http://concrete5.slack.com Channel: #concrete5freelancer
melange replied on at Permalink Reply

I have a look at that URL,
It says " Contact your Workspace Administrator for an invitation." who might that be to create an account?
daenu replied on at Permalink Reply