I've never used phpmyadmin, and I still don't know what that tool is.
There have been times when the update process couldn't complete, why I'll never know - and my board crashed:
Through FTP I erased the whole phpBB-board from my server, reinstalled it from scratch with the latest complete version of phpBB, and then used the restore-feature from txt/gz-backup in ACP. 3.0.x backups into 3.1.x was not possible. Reinstalled 3.0.x, restore backup, and then tried to upgrade it to 3.1.x. It took about week, but finally it worked.
Again, with a button one-click updating process, this could never happen. I assume of course that I messed up the update process the times it went wrong.
And that's my point, I shouldn't be able to mess it up.
I've never messed up an update of a virus program. FTP FileZilla, another example, let's me know when there's an update, I click "Update", it will process for a few seconds, and then restarts nice and easy. These two product update's have never crashed on me. Same with two other product updates on my server, never crashed.
Like I wrote in the topic you refer to, all I can do is argue my case, and ask for improvements.
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on Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.