Quick question - is there anything in particular to take into consideration when upgrading Drupal, if it is used as a platform for CiviCRM?

Or can I just go ahead with Drupal update as if there was not CiviCRM installed?

  • pls clarify what you mean by 'update'
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented May 11, 2018 at 19:26
  • In this case I meant minor version upgrade.
    – Aivars
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 17:51
  • @Aivars - if one of the answers below answers your question can you accept the answer using the "Tick" button? Commented May 17, 2018 at 20:58

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It depends on the upgrade i.e from 6.x to 7.x to 8.x. If its a simple and internal version i.e 7.12 to 7.29 than you can perform update directly and you won't have problem in CiviCRM but if its from 6 to 7/8 then you will need to replace the CiviCRM files with same version for D7 or D8 and then clear CiviCRM cache(probably delete template_c).

Note: Backup Database and filesystem before performing upgrade.


You should be able to upgrade within a major version (7.x to 7.x) (6.x to 6.x) (8.x.x to 8.x.x) of Drupal without experiencing any major issues however as with any upgrade it is recommended to take a full backup before you attempt the upgrade.

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