I want to upgrade MODx from 2.0.8 to the latest version available (in the moment of writing it's 2.6.2).
Since a lot of changes are made in 2.1 and 2.2, I presume it'll be the best to upgrade first to 2.1, then to 2.2 and after that, it should be safe for further upgrades, so I was doing a lot of upgrades from 2.2/2.3 to 2.5/2.6 without any issues.
I'm using UpgradeMODX extra and it was working great for the upgrades I had before (from 2.2/2.3 to 2.5/2.6), but since I'm doing 2.0.8 for the first time I want to know is it possible to use just this extra or it should be done manually?
I think someone asked a similar question a few days back and I believe BobRay commented that it should work from 2.2 but may not work for anything earlier than that - please check through his recent posts or wait for him to reply to confirm if that's correct though.
But either way yes stick with the incremental upgrades as you were correctly doing already.
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Most major changes (like new fields in the DB) are done in the x.x.0 versions, so the safest course is upgrading to 2.1.0, 2.2.0, 2.3.0, 2.4.0, 2.5.0 and 2.6.0.
At some point, you can start using the UpgradeMODX extra
(as soon as MODX supports dashboard widgets), which will make the upgrades a lot easier. I think it will work in 2.0.x but I'm not sure.
Yes, the upgrade should be safe. All it does is put the files in place, then launch setup.
It's not a bad idea to disable all plugins (right-click on them in the tree to do it, then manually clear the cache files -- just once, before you start upgrading). You're unlikely to be locked out of the Manager by a snippet, though a number of them may need to be upgraded.