Help Transfering to a new server please

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bigesky
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Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by bigesky » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:40 am

Hi All

First time poster and not sure if i am in the right area, but need help in a couple of areas in transfering my site to another server!!!

I am currently running a site which i want to update, but dont want to play around with the live version.
I have purchased another server and need to know, how i can transfer my site from my current server to another server so i can try updating before malking it live.

im currently running phpbb 3.0.0. i have quiet a few mods such as a gallery mchat, thanks, calanders etc.

i dont care if i delete or the the mods, all i really want to keep is my users and my posts

1. what is the best way to back up the database and what is the best way to add this to the new server?

2. what files do i need from my live site to upload to my new server?

any information to help me achieve this would be appreciated

thanks in advance

Esky

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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:14 pm

first, there is no need to get a new server for any of this. you have probably wasted your money on that.

if you insist on doing a test run then you can either do it on your normal site with backups or install the server software on your computer to do it that way.

however, none of that is needed.

you always make backups before starting any thing like this.
you have to make those backups to do it the way you are talking about anyway.

once you have a database and file backup safely on your computer, you can do the upgrade on your live board with no real danger.

even if it all goes crazy and dies a horrible death, you are only a few clicks away from a complete recovery.

so, here is the proper procedure to upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1:

Upgrading from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb 3.1.x
  • Your server must be running at least PHP 5.3.3 and less than PHP 7
  • Most MODs for 3.0.x are incompatible with 3.1.x and their functionality will be removed in the update process.
  • Styles for 3.0.x cannot be installed or used on 3.1.x.
  1. Backup up your board's files and database
  2. Download the Support Toolkit. Install it and run the database cleaner to remove all old MODs from the database.
  3. Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
  4. Ensure that the activated spambot countermeasure is one of the standard phpBB plugins (Simple image, GD image, GD 3D image, Q&A, reCaptacha).
  5. Set British English as the only language pack
  6. Delete all of your phpBB 3.0.x files EXCEPT for the following:
    • The config.php file
    • The /images/ directory
    • The /files/ directory
  7. Upload the contents of the phpBB3 directory from the uncompressed 3.1.x Full Package (EXCEPT for config.php) into your forum's directory (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original config.php file)
  8. Browse to yourdomain.com/yourphpbb/install/database_update.php and keep clicking the continue button until it says it is finished. This will take a long time on a large board, maybe hours. Dont give up.
  9. Delete the folder named /install/
  10. Hold one foot in the air and spin around in a circle three times saying "I am a phpbb guru".

luck,
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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by bigesky » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:04 am

Thanks Robert, your a champion for the reply, i will give it a go over the weekend

Will let you know how i go

Cheers
Kyle

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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by bigesky » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:40 am

hi Robert

i started the process of the installation

clicked the database cleaner

displayed and marked all mods

proceeded to clean

and this was the result i got

General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Table 'newcast_forums.phpbb_announcement_centre' doesn't exist [1146]

SQL

SELECT * FROM phpbb_announcement_centre

BACKTRACE

FILE: includes/db/mysql.php
LINE: 158
CALL: dbal->sql_error()

FILE: includes/functions_announcements.php
LINE: 114
CALL: dbal_mysql->sql_query()

FILE: includes/functions.php
LINE: 3309
CALL: get_announcement_data()

FILE: stk/includes/database_cleaner/database_cleaner_views.php
LINE: 169
CALL: page_header()

FILE: stk/tools/support/database_cleaner.php
LINE: 158
CALL: database_cleaner_views->display()

FILE: stk/index.php
LINE: 293
CALL: database_cleaner->display_options()



BACKTRACE

FILE:
LINE:
CALL: stk_msg_handler()

FILE: includes/db/dbal.php
LINE: 593
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: includes/db/mysql.php
LINE: 158
CALL: dbal->sql_error()

FILE: includes/functions_announcements.php
LINE: 114
CALL: dbal_mysql->sql_query()

FILE: includes/functions.php
LINE: 3309
CALL: get_announcement_data()

FILE: stk/includes/database_cleaner/database_cleaner_views.php
LINE: 169
CALL: page_header()

FILE: stk/tools/support/database_cleaner.php
LINE: 158
CALL: database_cleaner_views->display()

FILE: stk/index.php
LINE: 293
CALL: database_cleaner->display_options()

what does this mean??

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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:17 am

what were you doing when you got that error?

if you were trying to access the board , you are getting the error because you just removed all the MOD entries from the database.

once you have run the database cleaner, you go straight to the update procedure.


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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by bigesky » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:52 am

when i ran the database cleaner i got the error

will try with the the rest of the steps and see what happens

Thanks

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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by bigesky » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:45 am

i have copied the new files over and started updating

i have not got the following message
Database type :: mysql4
Previous version :: 3.0.5
Installing Data: \phpbb\db\migration\data\v30x\release_3_0_6_rc1.
Several modules with the given parent module langname already exist: ACP_FORUM_BASED_PERMISSIONS. Try using before/after keys to clarify the module placement.
what does this mean??

thanks

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Re: Help Transfering to a new server please

Post by bigesky » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:49 am

i also get this
updating database to latest stable release

Database type :: mysql4
Previous version :: 3.0.5
The config setting "captcha_plugin" unexpectedly does not exist.

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