Not sure how to accomplish a database restore. I can do the update, but that's it. So much to learn still. Thanks.
Kidokwan wrote:Yes, all of this is great......my database is "up to date" however
OK one more time.... I spent many days pulling my hair out over this, and none of the tips here helped. The database 'update' script didn't help me either... but Here is what I did to solve the problem:
Step #1: Install a fresh RC8 forum, in a new folder on your host, using a new fresh database.
Step #2: Go to your old forum, and create a back-up of the database (this is in ACP -> Maintenance tab), choose that you want to store locally & download the backup. Your then asked if you want to select which tables in the database you want to backup. The screen your on looks like this:
HERE is the the important part: ONLY SELECT THE FOLLOWING tables to be backed up:
All the "acl"
All the "forums"
All the "posts"
All the "privmsgs"
All the "profile"
All the "topics"
All the "user"
Step #3: Once you have the file downloaded to your desktop you need to upload your new DB backup file to the 'store' folder on your new forum using FTP
Step #4: Login to your NEW forum, and go to ACP - Maintenance tab - > Restore. Your recently uploaded database file should be listed with the time/date. Select it and hit "Start Restore"... and wait until done.
Step #5: Go to ACP -> styles -> templates -> Cache, then select all and push delete.
Step #6: Go to ACP -> General tab. Simply reset all of the choices under "Resynchronize or reset statistics"
Now you have a new forum setup, and you imported a copy of your existing users & posts. Test it thoroughly. You may have to re-do some of the settings in ACP.
When your happy it works, log into your host with the FTP, and change the name of the folder your old forum was in to something new
... then change the name of the folder your NEW forum is in to what your old one used to be
Your users will never know the difference. And your good to go.