Hi folks - help required desperately!
I've just moved my 6-year-old forums, currently 3.0.5, from 1&1 Internet in Germany to Hostgator. Everything seemed to have gone fine on the faceof it, but when a user clicks to view the contents of a thread all that's displayed is "The requested topic does not exist" in place of the posts.
I'm going crazy trying to solve this problem to the point of going through the whole migration process 3 times and creating three new databases!
I've followed the advice as given here:
http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/transfe ... or-domain/
with the exception that phpMyAdmin at 1&1 forced me to dump as "uncompressed" rather than Gzip, with a DB filesize of 113MB.
I FTP'd the SQL file to my new host server and used Bigdump according to instructions to install the SQL file into the database, amending the Bigdump.php file and also the phpBB's config.php file as well.
Everything has gone OK as expected. Except that the posts text is missing every time! Everything else is there; the board runs OK etc etc. Just no posts data up to the point at which it was dumped from the old server. Users can add new posts. Is that a clue?
Anybody experienced similar and...... what can I do to rectify this? The data was all there when I last ran the forums on 1&1 and nothing has changed in my phpBB setup. I can still access my databases via phpMyAdmin on the old server, but how many more times can I put up with the process?
Advice gratefully received (losing hair rapidly).