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3/11/2014 7:26 AM

We are still running on DNN version 5.1 (due to a corruption issue on our installation) and the only way around this is to start again with a brand new install.

We'd like to avoid upgrading our site if possible (as we have over 100 pages) so don't want to start again if we can avoid it.

I was wondering - how secure this is ? (staying on an old version like 5.1) and is there any other precautions we can or should do if we stay on DNN 5.1?


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3/11/2014 10:06 AM
you can check by going to and entering your version - however that version suffers from some known critical issues so I would recommend an upgrade -at a minimum to 5.6.3 (as a critical issue was fixed in an earlier 5.6.x release), but ideally something in the 7.x branch. You might want to try creating a portal template ( and installing it into a new 5.1 release (alongside any installed modules/skins) to see if that get's you close to a copy that you could then upgrade

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3/11/2014 1:04 PM
we shall consider a new installation from scratch then, if its the way forward with regards to sorting security issues and
creating a portal template looks interesting.
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3/11/2014 2:48 PM
you might also consider investigation into your database corruption in order to find an option to provide an option for upgrading - or at least export the site into a template for importing into a brand new DNN install of same version which is upgradable.

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