Upgrading Avalanche can go smoothly provided that you backup all of your files and follow the checklists below. Please keep in mind that we only provide support for theme-related issues. If you encounter a Magento-specific issue after upgrading please verify that Avalanche is causing the problem before contacting support (disabling Avalanche will often reveal this).
- Always back up everything in your existing Magento folder.
- Always back up your database before making a major upgrade.
- When upgrading Avalanche start from scratch. Simply overwriting the old files will not always work. Some files are removed or transferred.
- Ensure Avalanche supports the version of Magento you’re upgrading to.
Back up the following folders and files if you customized Avalanche or integrated any extensions:
If you encounter database issues we recommend reinstalling Magento from scratch and incrementally installing extensions to diagnose the problem.