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This Magento upgrade tutorial will help guide you through the process of updating / upgrading your Magento installation from 1.4+ to 1.7.2, which was released on July 5, 2012. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume you have access to SSH on your hosting account. Please create a backup of your entire website/database before proceeding and do not perform these steps on a live store. Please be sure to obtain updated files from the authors of any Magento extensions you have installed on your website.

  1. Change to your Magento installation directory:
    cd /home/username/public_html
  2. Download Magento 1.7.0.2 from MagentoCommerce.com:
    wget http://www.magentocommerce.com/downloads/assets/1.7.0.2/magento-1.7.0.2.tar.gz
  3. Extract the archive:
    tar -zxvf magento-1.7.0.2.tar.gz
  4. Change to the directory created during extraction:
    cd magento
  5. Turn off file replacement prompts:
    unalias cp
  6. Copy the Magento 1.7.0.2 files over your existing files:
    cp -rf * /home/username/public_html
  7. Change back to your Magento installation directory:
    cd ../
  8. Remove the empty folder
    rm -rf magento
  9. Optional: CHMOD all PHP files to 644:
    find -type f -name ‘*.php’ -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    Optional: CHMOD all folders to 755:
    find -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

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