Bitnami Drupal 8

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The Drupal project released a new update that fixes several security vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 8 sites.
Information regarding the additional changes is available in the official security advisory. In response to the new Drupal version, we have released the following: Bitnami Drupal 7 and 8installers, virtual machines, and cloud images.
Two notable issues include:
1. Confirmation forms allow external URLs to be injected (Moderately critical - Drupal 7)
Under certain circumstances, malicious users could construct a URL to a confirmation form that would trick users into being redirected to a 3rd party website after interacting with the form, thereby exposing the users to potential social engineering attacks.


2. Denial of service via transliterate mechanism (Moderately critical - Drupal 8)
A specially crafted URL can cause a denial of service via the transliterate mechanism.
Our new releases fix the known security issues. There are no new features or non-security related bug fixes in these releases.
If you have questions about Bitnami Drupal or these security issues, please post to our community forum and we will be happy to help you.
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NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

Introduction

There are two different ways to upgrade and maintain your Drupal installation:

  • Use the built-in upgrade feature. Read detailed instructions for this.

  • Migrate your installation to a new server instance with an updated version of the application and/or underlying components.

This guide describes the second option. It is highly recommended to do this from time to time to make sure that you have both the latest version of Drupal and the latest (and most secure) versions of Apache, MySQL, and other software that Drupal runs. Bitnami regularly refreshes the images available in the Bitnami library to ensure that you always have access to the most up-to-date software.

To migrate Drupal data from an instance to a new instance running a later release of the Bitnami Drupal Stack, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Backup existing database and server configurations

Back up your existing Drupal data by following the steps below:

  • Log in to the server console.

  • Execute the following command to create a backup of the current database. In this example, the database is named bitnami_drupal8. Replace this with the name of the database you wish to export.

  • Enter the database password when prompted. Refer to the FAQ to learn how to obtain the database password.

    This will produce a backup.sql file in the current directory with the content of the selected database. Store this file carefully, as you will need it in the next step.

  • If you customized the php.ini, my.cnf, httpd.conf, or any other configuration files, back up these files as well. If Drupal was configured to run at the root URL, you may have modified the Drupal configuration file at /opt/bitnami/apps/drupal/conf/drupal.conf. In this case, create a copy of this file as follows:

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Step 2: Backup existing Drupal application data

Create a backup of the uploaded images, themes, or plugins that are saved in the sites/ directory. Depending on your installation type, follow these steps:

Approach A: Bitnami installations using system packages

Approach B: Self-contained Bitnami installations

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You now have all of the required data to migrate your Drupal site to a new instance.

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Step 3: Copy and restore data on the new instance

To copy and restore data from the old instance to the new one, complete the following steps:

Approach A: Bitnami installations using system packages

  • Copy the files backed up in the previous step to the new instance, using SFTP or SCP. For more information, refer to the FAQ.

  • Save a copy of the new /opt/bitnami/drupal/sites/default/settings.php file, which contains the database settings:

  • Populate the new application database with data from the previous installation. This step requires administrator permissions:

  • Enter the database password when prompted. Refer to the FAQ for information on obtaining the database password.

  • To restore previously-installed plugins, themes or uploaded files, uncompress the backup file created previously:

  • Restore the configuration files:

  • Restore the Apache configuration file if necessary from backup.

  • Restart the servers:

  • Upgrade the Drupal database schema: In the Drupal administration panel, navigate to the “Report -> Status” section and run the database update script.

Your content should now be fully migrated and usable on the new Drupal instance.

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Approach B: Self-contained Bitnami installations

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  • Copy the files backed up in the previous step to the new instance, using SFTP or SCP. For more information, refer to the FAQ.

  • Save a copy of the new /opt/bitnami/apps/drupal/htdocs/sites/default/settings.php file, which contains the database settings:

  • Populate the new application database with data from the previous installation. This step requires administrator permissions:

  • Enter the database password when prompted. Refer to the FAQ for information on obtaining the database password.

  • To restore previously-installed plugins, themes or uploaded files, uncompress the backup file created previously:

  • Restore the configuration files:

  • Restore the Apache configuration file if necessary from backup.

  • Restart the servers:

  • Upgrade the Drupal database schema: In the Drupal administration panel, navigate to the “Report -> Status” section and run the database update script.

Your content should now be fully migrated and usable on the new Drupal instance.