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    I just moved a database from an old forum to a new forum. Pms from the old forum are showing in the new forum database but not on the forum itself. Is there somewhere I need to go to update/restore pms for the board. I didn't see anything in the update counters section.
    Last edited by bluidkiti; Sun 31st May '09, 11:46am.

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    What do you mean they are showing in thr database? Also how did you backup and restore the db?
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    • #3
      I can see them in the database after I restored them to it but I don't see them showing on the forum. When I restored the database I went to update counters and updated the counters so now the users, threads and posts from the old forum are showing. Is there somewhere to do the same for pms.

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      • #4
        See them where in the database? What do you see exactly? There is more than one PM table.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          I can read them in the pmtext table. They are also showing up in the pm table.

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          • #6
            Then I'm afraid you have a bad backup. If the backup and restore was done correctly, then PMs would work automatically. They do not need any counter update.

            I suggest doing a new backup. The only consistently reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. This is because backing up with a PHP script like that in the Admin CP or phpMyAdmin can result in PHP timeout errors and an incomplete backup file.

            Please see the instructions here:

            Backup:
            http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...nce_ssh_backup

            Restore:
            http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...ce_ssh_restore

            If you don't have telnet or SSH access, some people have reported success with these scripts:

            MySQLDumper:
            http://www.mysqldumper.de/en/index.php

            MySQLHotxcopy:
            http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...t=mysqlhotcopy
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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            Steve Machol Photography


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