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    I opened up the board last night and had a mailbox full of database errors this morning.

    They seemed like trivial things, and nothing seems wrong.

    Two questions,

    1) Is this normal?

    2) If yes, how do I turn off these emails or send them to a junk email account?

    Thank you,

  • #2
    Database errors are (most likely) not trivial. They indicate something is wrong. If you still have one or two of these, post the error here and we can try to help you resolve it.

    Also, I tried to go to your site and received a "Forbidden" message at the root (


    • #3
      This is a typical one

      Database error in vBulletin: Link-ID == false, connect failed
      mysql error:
      mysql error number:
      Date: Thursday 10th of May 2001 09:56:33 PM
      Script: /vbulletin/newreply.php

      And, my board is inaccessible today for many people because I did something stupid yesterday. It should be ok again tomorrow.

      Thanks for offering to help



      • #4
        Originally posted by amykhar
        Database error in vBulletin: Link-ID == false, connect failed
        This means someone accessed a vBulletin page, but it was not able to connect to your MySQL database... this usually happens when the database is down.


        • #5
          How do we turn off the database error emails? I want to temp turn them off while upgrading and such.


          • #6
            Change the $technicalemail setting to:

            $technicalemail = "";

   config.php. Be sure to reset this afterwards otherwise you will not get any notice when something serious goes wrong with your forums.
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