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  • Database error in vBulletin Installer

    A bit of background first of all.... a month ago the host I had my site on was shut down. A friend of mine was hosting it. Anyway, I was running 2.2.5. I have a .sql backup, which I restored via SSH tonight. I thought I would at least upgrade to the latest ver. 2 software. I uploaded version 2.3.5, modified config.php and ran the update scripts 19 to 28. All was well. Upon running the install.php for the 2.3.5 I got the following error message.

    Database error in vBulletin Installer :

    Invalid SQL: CREATE TABLE access (
    userid int(10) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
    forumid smallint(5) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
    accessmask smallint(5) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL
    )
    mysql error: Table 'access' already exists

    mysql error number: 1050

    Date: Monday 07th of June 2004 09:44:22 PM
    Script: /admin/install.php?step=4
    Referer:

    Do I need to start at 2.2.5 and then upgrade? Otherwise what might be the problem? I do have a complete backup of the board at 2.2.5 btw. Any help apprecited.




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    You don't need to run the install. After you have upgraded, then stop.
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    • #3
      Steve,
      You are right of course. The board is up and fine, it hit me when I went to bed last night that the install.php was only needed for a new install. No need to create a db if you already have one, hence the error message above. I was really ready to go after restoring the db, running the upgrade scripts and I just uploaded my images this morning... all is well.
      Thanks,

      Dave

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