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fresh installation with older DB [message #161660] Mon, 25 January 2010 08:15 Go to next message
Ciska is currently offline  Ciska   Netherlands
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I have a fud 2.7.5. now my registar has been so good for me to completely ruin my domain.

Situation now is that I have to fix my whole site and forum.

Now as it is a big mess anyway I was wondering if it would be possible to install the latest fudforum version in combination with the old DB and how that works...

Is it as simple as downloading the last version and update or do I have to install all the versions in between?
And what is the succes rate?


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Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #161661 is a reply to message #161660] Mon, 25 January 2010 10:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The success rate depends on what happened and what you've lost. Some notes:

1) You need to backup & restore to the same version as indicated in the documentation.

2) Messages are not necessarily stored in the DB, but may be in files (depending on how you configured it). So, be careful!

3) When done, please upgrade to FUDforum 3.0.0 (no intermediate steps required).

Best of luck!

Frank
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162790 is a reply to message #161661] Fri, 16 July 2010 22:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ciska, did you manage to do this? I have a similar problem.
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162791 is a reply to message #162790] Sat, 17 July 2010 03:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you haven't lost anything the success rate should be 100%. If you run out of options, you may want to consider services as a last resort.
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162792 is a reply to message #162791] Sat, 17 July 2010 03:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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so there is no question answering for free on this forum?
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162793 is a reply to message #162792] Sat, 17 July 2010 06:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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People are abviously free to answer question for free or for money. I usually try to answer clear and direct questions free of charge, but yours doesn't fall into this category.

You are obviously welcome to ignore my replies and wait for someone else to offer some of their free time to answer your questions free of charge.

Needless to say, when you are done talking, and you want someone to log in and do the work for you, services are available.
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162795 is a reply to message #162793] Sun, 18 July 2010 06:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ok in this case, are you able to recover the forum if
-there are messages and attachments in files all on 04.2010
-there is no forum.db.php from 04.2010 but there is a .fud.gz backup from 01.2010

and how much is it?
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162797 is a reply to message #162795] Sun, 18 July 2010 11:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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forum.db.php is the database (you are using SQLite).
If you've lost it, you will have to recover from a prior backup.
So, you should be able to get the forum back to 01.2010 from the *.fud.gz backup file.
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162803 is a reply to message #162797] Mon, 19 July 2010 05:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yes, thanks for your reply, i discovered that the backup file was just gzipped concatenation (tar-like) of files, so i just opened it with notepad and copied the first file, which is sqlite database, into a new document.
now everything works, great.
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162804 is a reply to message #162803] Mon, 19 July 2010 11:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great, now PLEASE just upgrade your forum to the latest release ASAP!
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162817 is a reply to message #162804] Wed, 21 July 2010 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thanks for answering, upgrade went fine. the only thing is that few attachments and messages are missing from the new database, but are present as files.
is there a way to unpack the .atch files to get the files out?
Re: fresh installation with older DB [message #162818 is a reply to message #162817] Wed, 21 July 2010 09:56 Go to previous message
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Aren't they in the backup file? If so, you can extract them like you've extracted the database SQL.
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