Not sure if I should open a new topic or stay in this one, but deciding on the latter for now. While continuing to troubleshoot the inaccessible board, I'm thinking about installing a second instance of it on the same server. I'd appreciate advice on the specifics mentioned below
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What version of phpBB are you using?
What is your board's URL? http://elective-affinities.net
Who do you host your board with?
locally on a QNAP HS-251+ NAS
How did you install your board?
I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board?
Is registration required to reproduce this issue?
Do you have any MODs installed?
Do you have any extensions installed?
What extensions do you have installed?
Unsure because I have no access to check.
What styles do you currently have installed?
What language(s) is your board currently using?
Which database type/version are you using?
What is your level of experience?
New to PHP and phpBB
What actions did you take (updating your board; installing a MOD, style or extension; etc.) prior to this problem becoming noticeable?
See my previous post. I've already posted re a "white screen" problem when trying to access my board. Being unable to resolve that issue, I now want to do a fresh installation of phpBB3 and am seeking advice/information on a specific aspect of that. I shall be attempting to install a second phpBB3 alongside the first, as shown here: https://www.qnap.com/en/how-to/tutorial ... al-hosting
My thinking is that if this is successful I may be able to compare the new working installation with the non-working one to find the problem with the latter. Failing that, I may be able to restore the inaccessible board to the new installation using the backup file from the former.
Please describe your problem.
I have a backup file (.sql) of the database I can no longer access. I plan to follow this tutorial (which I used for the original installation):
https://www.qnap.com/en-au/how-to/tutor ... -php-mysql
to install a second instance of phpBB3 on the QNAP.
When I reach the stage "Create a database for phpBB3 in phpMyAdmin" I intend to create a second database with a different name, eg "elec_affin" (thus leaving the original database, "phpbb3" intact for the moment) and I have two questions relating to that:
1. Will the phpBB3 package install correctly if its database is not named "phpbb3"?
2. If the answer to the above is "yes", then after I've installed a second instance of phpBB3, linked to a differently named database (eg "elec-affin") will I be able to restore the original database to it (or will the different names and/or paths for the two databases cause a problem)?
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