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Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:06 am

Recently upgraded from 3.0.11 to 3.2.3
The upgrade seems to have deleted some posts and some registrations.
Anyone have a fix for this?

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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by JimA » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:19 am

That's not too much information for us to go on, sorry to hear about your problems though.

Could you please fill out the Support Request Template and post it back here to enable us to assist you better?
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:28 am

Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.2.3
What is your board's URL? http://forum.inthegardenradio.com
Who do you host your board with? InMotion Hosting
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Update from a previous version of phpBB3
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
Do you have any MODs installed? No
Do you have any extensions installed? Yes
What version of phpBB3 did you update from? phpBB 3.0.11
What extensions do you have installed? Advertisement Management
What styles do you currently have installed? pro silver
What language(s) is your board currently using? English (British)
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
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? Just the update from older version to 3.2.3
Please describe your problem. Recent posts - from June of this year to the present - are missing.
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by JimA » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:42 am

Do you still have back-ups of the files and database from your 3.0 version of the board?

It could be that the database update didn't fully complete, so you could try to restore your back-ups and run the full update again.

Additionally, are all posts/users since June missing or does it appear only some are gone?
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by warmweer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:08 pm

In my experience the update from 3.0.x directly to 3.2.x times out on some setups, sometimes even silently (it does succeed without problems on other configurations but since something went wrong on your side I wouldn't take any risks).

If your database exceeds ± 300MB, just a case I would go for an upgrade in steps, and on localhost (that usually reduces the risk of timeouts)

first 3.0.11 > 3.0.14
second 3.0.14> 3.1.latest (9 I think)
third 3.1. latest >3.2.x

Always keep backups of the intermediate results!!!
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:47 pm

I have full back-up. And everything since June is gone.
So I'll try that upgrade in steps.
Thanks.

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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:15 pm

I did the upgrade in stages. The missing posts are still missing. And I have this message (in ACP when I click on Extensions):

General Error
Cannot find module ./../includes/acp/\phpbb\ads\acp\main_module.php

BACKTRACE

FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: msg_handler()

FILE: [ROOT]/includes/functions_module.php
LINE: 573
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/adm/index.php
LINE: 82
CALL: p_master->load_active()

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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by kinerity » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:32 pm

At what stage do the posts go missing?
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:40 pm

June of this year to the present.

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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by kinerity » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. When you did the upgrade in stages, at what stage did the posts disappear?
warmweer wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:08 pm
first 3.0.11 > 3.0.14
second 3.0.14> 3.1.latest (9 I think)
third 3.1. latest >3.2.x

Always keep backups of the intermediate results!!!
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by warmweer » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:17 pm

22288DLW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:15 pm
I did the upgrade in stages. The missing posts are still missing.
Are you saying that posts which were present in 3.0.11 have disappeared in 3.0.14 (I find that highly improbable), or later?
Is the database version now 3.2.3?

edit: the latest version of 3.1 = 3.1.12 and not 3.1.9 as I incorrectly thought.
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:20 pm

Final upgrade.

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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:24 pm

this sounds like a case of having the wrong database backup to begin with.
maybe a backup from june instead of the one you just did.

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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by warmweer » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:25 pm

22288DLW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Final upgrade.
So everything is in 3.1 but the upgrade to 3.2.3 seems to be incomplete?

Just to make sure, compare your post and topic count from 3.0.11 to your 3.1.x situation (and then also 3.2.3).
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Re: Posts Missing After Upgrade to 3.2

Post by 22288DLW » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:05 pm

Did that. I'm working on a restore by the host.

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