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Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:55 am
by drspy00
I always do a full backup. Maybe my our forums were installed wrongly to start off with or something bringing these errors, or maybe we both have been using the same mods. Who knows, its weird! I just want to get my forum working again at the moment though.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:31 pm
by MHobbit
drspy00 wrote: I always do a full backup. Maybe my our forums were installed wrongly to start off with or something bringing these errors, or maybe we both have been using the same mods. Who knows, its weird! I just want to get my forum working again at the moment though.


I did a full backup right before my FTP client crashed... i backup my forums every day :? I'm kinda a "safe" person...

is it ok to restore a 2.0.7 database into a 2.0.7a forums? or would it? Thanks.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:48 pm
by lornaben
I got the same problem, the data restore looks like it worked but its a big fat lie !!! :lol:

I have 2.0.4 running fine and decided to upgrade to 2.0.7. Simple I thought.......no chance..... 8O

I tried using the built in backup / restore only to get the same fault as we see here. I was informed that the database needs to be cut down into more manageable chunks, I did this too using phpmyadmin. This didn't work either. I even tried moving just the structure over cause thats a small file, and now get a complete board crash. :(

I had a closer look at the databases to see what differences there are, and discovered the new version has an extra table called 'confirm'

Is it a case of square peg and round hole?

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:57 pm
by MHobbit
I really need a way to figure out how to get this darn backup to get into my forums! I have the backup, now the only thing I need is how to get it into my forums! :P If there really is no way to get it to work, I'll guess I'll do a really stupid and time consuming job- create all the usernames of my forums (only 2-14 people), start logging in and out of each and posting as each username. Sounds very pathetic, yes, I agree strongly, but it's the only possible thing that's possible to a phpBB newbie like me... :( :o

mennonitehobbit
aka MennoniteHobbit (really)

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:16 am
by MHobbit
Sorry if this is against the rules, but...

*bumps thread up a bit*

this is the only time i would do this! i swear!
I wrote: If there really is no way to get it to work, I'll guess I'll do a really stupid and time consuming job- create all the usernames of my forums (only 2-14 people), start logging in and out of each and posting as each username. Sounds very pathetic, yes, I agree strongly, but it's the only possible thing that's possible to a phpBB newbie like me...

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:35 am
by Selini'n
Is it possible just to restore members and posts in a new forum?

I have a large forum and have som problems with the subforum verion I have in it, so tha it trobbleshoots all new mods I wouldt like to install.. Is it therefore possible for me to crate a new forum, put a different version of subforum, and the skins etc and then just get the members and posts form my original forum over to the new one??

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:36 am
by Selini'n
And by the way its to big to do it through restoring in forum, so I have to do it through Mysql..

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:00 pm
by MHobbit
Selini'n wrote: And by the way its to big to do it through restoring in forum, so I have to do it through Mysql..


I did exactly that... :? :-|

One of the problems was that the posts were supposedly restored, but nothing showed up. All of the users were gone, and the posts were wrong (i guess the SQL tables were arranged incorrectly).

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:05 pm
by MHobbit
sorry, have to, but...

*bump*

I also notice a bunch of other people have the same question about how to do a perfect forums restore... there are like two more threads of the same genre... what is up with this??? ah well...

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:06 am
by MHobbit
MennoniteHobbit wrote: sorry, have to, but...

*bump*

I also notice a bunch of other people have the same question about how to do a perfect forums restore... there are like two more threads of the same genre... what is up with this??? ah well...


ditto.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:37 am
by MHobbit
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:sorry, have to, but...

*bump*

I also notice a bunch of other people have the same question about how to do a perfect forums restore... there are like two more threads of the same genre... what is up with this??? ah well...


ditto.


ditto two.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:38 pm
by MHobbit
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:sorry, have to, but...

*bump*

I also notice a bunch of other people have the same question about how to do a perfect forums restore... there are like two more threads of the same genre... what is up with this??? ah well...


ditto.


ditto two.


ditto three, then after this, I'm out of ideas. I'll just do the slow, time consumign newbie way then.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:56 pm
by MHobbit
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:sorry, have to, but...

*bump*

I also notice a bunch of other people have the same question about how to do a perfect forums restore... there are like two more threads of the same genre... what is up with this??? ah well...


ditto.


ditto two.


ditto three, then after this, I'm out of ideas. I'll just do the slow, time consumign newbie way then.


Well, last try...

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:50 am
by MHobbit
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:sorry, have to, but...

*bump*

I also notice a bunch of other people have the same question about how to do a perfect forums restore... there are like two more threads of the same genre... what is up with this??? ah well...


ditto.


ditto two.


ditto three, then after this, I'm out of ideas. I'll just do the slow, time consumign newbie way then.


Well, last try...


Ok, guess no one can help me here. Oh well.