How do I upgrade Drupal Core?

November 20, 2014 2.2k views

How can I upgrade to the latest version of Drupal to 7.34 through SSH?

3 Answers

The Drupal One-Click application comes with Drush, a command line tool for administering Drupal., pre-installed. It allows you to upgrade Drupal easily.

First change into the directory containing Drupal:

cd /var/www/html/drupal/

To check for an available update run:

drush pm-update -n

And to update to the new release, run:

drush pm-update drupal-7.34

For more info on what you can do with Drush, check out:

by danny.sipos
Drush is an awesome shell interface for managing Drupal right from your cloud server command line. Here's our beginner's guide.
  • Amazing, thank you :) I had only used Drush for basic user based commands and managing views. So this is great. Thanks! :)

Just to update. Some might get this error.

Command pm-update needs a higher bootstrap level to run - you will need to invoke drush from a more functional Drupal environment to run this command.                                              [error]
The drush command 'pm-update' could not be executed.                                                [error]
Drush was not able to start (bootstrap) the Drupal database.                                          [error]

Same here. Any solution?

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