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by colinb
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?

Wired

What a star you are. That did it! You've saved what hair I have left from being pulled out.

I'd forgotten about that option in CPanel.

Thanks very much indeed for your help.

Colin
by colinb
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?

Robert

So what would you recommend as being the most straightforward way of doing this? (This is where my expertise starts running thin..). Some kind of wildcard, as per my example above, in htaccess or something else?

Colin
by colinb
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?

Robert

Thanks for your reply.

I think there's a conflict somewhere because nothing I'm used to doing will work. Mind you, I've never had the problem of re-directing all possible dynamically-generated forum pages to a single static page before.

It can't be that difficult, surely?!

Colin
by colinb
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Closing forum but avoiding Error 404 - what's good SEO?

I'm closing one of my phpBB3 forums and intend to remove the pages + database from the server and archive them. However, it's well indexed and is constantly visited by search bots. I want to remove the forum but I don't want a long list of 404's in my logs and - ideally - I'd like to do something po...
by colinb
Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

Thanks for the offer Robert. See your PMs.

Colin
by colinb
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

When I dump from 1&1 as an uncompressed SQL file using phpMyAdmin it's 113MB, but when it installs into my Hostgator database (using bigdump) it's about 44MB (can't figure that one out!). I've got another problem now in that I can't access the board at all - I get a "General Error Could not...
by colinb
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

stevemaury wrote:You need to start looking in the database to see if the post_id in the topics table is present and properly associated with the topic_id in the posts table.
Trouble is I wouldn't know what, specifically, to look for Steve! I'm approaching the limit of my competence in this respect.

Colin
by colinb
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

This is driving me nuts! I've created a "test" database into which I've uploaded the database from my old server (1&1) as an uncompressed .sql file using bigdump.php, which has done so successfully. I've modded the database config details in my phpBB's config.php file to reflect the us...
by colinb
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

Steve - update: Resynching does appear to have restored things. The bulk of the posts and topics are now there - although ones where I clicked Resynch within actual forums have emptied out the topics and posts for some silly reason. Still, I can always go a few steps back and source the original bac...
by colinb
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

Steve - yes, I've resynched everything that can be synched and I've purged the db cache as well. Still no joy. What's interesting is the ACP is telling me that my database size is about half (approx 47MB) what I think it should be - at least the last time it was running on the old server. I'm going ...
by colinb
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

Here goes (50-ish lines): INSERT INTO `phpbb_words` VALUES (84, 0x2a4f72616c205365782a, 0x77616c6b696e67); INSERT INTO `phpbb_words` VALUES (85, 0x2a416e616c205365782a, 0x746869732069732061207269702d6f6666); INSERT INTO `phpbb_words` VALUES (86, 0x2a4d792066697273742053657820546561636865722a, 0x7468...
by colinb
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Loss of user posts text after migration to new host
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Loss of user posts text after migration to new host

I've been running phpBB for several years with hosting on 1&1 Internet (UK). However, 1&1 drives me nuts so I've moved to Hostgator in the US which has been fantastic. I recently changed the DNS of the domain name to point to a specified home directory in my Hostgator space and then copied o...
by colinb
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: restore done, now black lines?
Replies: 35
Views: 369

Re: Back up & restore

I recently done the same thing (moving hosts) and have had similar problems, altough I didn't opt to use the Backup in ACP (it's never worked 100% for me) but chose instead to do it within phpMyadmin. My database file was almost 120MB so I had to choose some other means. I'd recommend using bigdump....
by colinb
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: "The requested topic does not exist"
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: "The requested topic does not exist"

Don't look in phpMyAdmin, look in the raw SQL file. If the posts text isn't there it sure won't be in phpMyAdmin. Good thinking. It's so big I'm having problems loading it into a text editor at the moment. Also, use the permissions mask to ensure that there is permission to read the forums in quest...
by colinb
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: "The requested topic does not exist"
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: "The requested topic does not exist"

Now, can you post the last 25 lines of the backup file? I didn't realise I was breaking rules by adding thoughts and/or updates to my own post! However - apologies. I'll dig out the file and grab the lines as you suggest. And there is no necessity to include the three search tables in the backup, b...

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