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  • BasilFawlty
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    Thanks Wayne - I just re-downloeded.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    You can download it again at https://members.vbulletin.com.

  • BasilFawlty
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    Thanks, I'll have a look. It's been a few (several) years since I have looked at my original vBulletin package. I guess I forgot about those tools being there. Now if I can just find where I put my original download package.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by BasilFawlty View Post

    Wayne, is Tools.php something that would be in my VB4.5.2 files, or does it come with VB5.x or is it available somewhere else? Thanks.
    It started with vBulletin 3.X. Each version does something a little different and more tools have been added over the years. It should be located in your do_not_upload folder of the vBulletin download package.

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  • BasilFawlty
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    Rebuilding forum information should rebuild the forum cache in that process. Tools.php is a more direct approach and doesn't require AdminCP access.
    Wayne, is Tools.php something that would be in my VB4.5.2 files, or does it come with VB5.x or is it available somewhere else? Thanks.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Rebuilding forum information should rebuild the forum cache in that process. Tools.php is a more direct approach and doesn't require AdminCP access.

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  • StephenKay
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    Thanks so much for your replies! It's great to still get a response. The particular forums that I am writing about is nearly 20 years old, and has a wealth of information for users of particular music keyboards, 113,000+ posts - and it's not likely that I will ever be able to upgrade it to VB5 at this point. I'm just trying to keep it available as long as possible, which is why I located a host that allows php 5.6.4. Sadly, they moved things around and broke it.

    Strangely, though, while waiting for your reply, I was able to fix the issue by running "Rebuild Forum Information" and "Rebuild Thread Information" from the Update Counters page. Seems to be back in business!

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  • Wayne Luke
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    The forumcache is a row in the datastore table. This has probably been corrupted. Rebuilding the post cache will not rebuild this. You can rebuild this by using the tools.php file in the do_not_upload package of your vBulletin Download.
    1. Upload the install directory.
    2. Upload tools.php into the install directory.
    3. Load tools.php in your browser.
    4. Enter your Customer ID.
    5. Select the Usergroup / Forum Cache item from the menu.
    6. Delete the install directory when done.

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  • StephenKay
    started a topic Forums have disappeared from admin Forum Manager

    Forums have disappeared from admin Forum Manager

    My host recently changed the structure of how their sites and add-on sites are set up, which means they moved a bunch of stuff around, and changed from using CPanel to something called SiteTools.

    I'm still set to use php 5.6.4 with my 3.8.11 installation.

    The forums main page will still load, but all of the Forums (categories with posts) themselves have disappeared.

    In the admin, the Forum Manager is completely empty.

    However, using phpMyAdmin, all of the data is still there in the database. The forums table is full of forums, the threads and posts tables are full as well. It seems not to be a DB connection issue, since I can login to the admin and the main page of the forums loads.

    In the admin, I seem to have access to everything that should be there, including Maintenance Tools. Show All Users, for example, works and shows me 10000+ users. Except the Forums are missing!

    I am also getting some WARNINGS:
    Code:
    PHP Warning: array_keys() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in ..../includes/functions.php on line 4219
    PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ..../includes/functions.php on line 4219
    If I look at the source code (functions.php on line 4219), it shows:

    PHP Code:
    foreach (array_keys($vbulletin->forumcache) AS $forumid

    I don't know if this is related, but seeing it says it's getting a NULL instead of an array for $vbulletin->forumcache, the forumcache file may be missing or corrupted or something.

    So I tried to do a rebuild of the Post Cache. Is that what the $vbulletin->forumcache is? Where is this file maintained, exactly?

    However, it did not seem to go as I remembered it. Immediately after clicking on it, it showed:

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    However, in my FireFox, the little activity window at the bottom of the page was displaying a constantly incrementing message, like this:

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    I have over 113,000 posts in the forum, and I let this run for nearly two days until it finally got up to the end (which was over 113,000 by the way, more like 115,000+). Anyway, when I came back to the window, the Update Counters page was showing again as if it had completed. But the situation has not changed. My Forum Manager is still empty and shows no forums, even though the data is in the mySQL database.

    I desperately need some help with this, I'm out of ideas!
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