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    I am doing a migration of my forum from http://sg.gs/~sanguo/vbb/index.php to http://forums.sanguo-online.com

    We had followed the steps but after importing the MySQL dump files, the indexpage is blank...Although we can still acess the Admin Control panel

    So we do a clean installation and its ok..Here is a screenshot.


    Here are the new server info :
    mysql version - 3.23.36
    php - php4.0.6
    apache - 1.3.22
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  • #2
    make sure you uploaded all php files in ASCII mode and that you changed the bburl in options to the new location
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    • #3
      Originally posted by eva2000
      make sure you uploaded all php files in ASCII mode and that you changed the bburl in options to the new location
      THe php files are all right,,,from the screenshot u can see that if we do a "clean" installation..everything is fine...but after "importing" the database..it gone blank...

      DO we upload the MySQL backup files "forum-xxx-x.sql" in ASCII or binary??
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      • #4
        Originally posted by freehtml
        DO we upload the MySQL backup files "forum-xxx-x.sql" in ASCII or binary??
        You mean via FTP to your server before importing it? ASCII.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by freehtml


          THe php files are all right,,,from the screenshot u can see that if we do a "clean" installation..everything is fine...but after "importing" the database..it gone blank...

          DO we upload the MySQL backup files "forum-xxx-x.sql" in ASCII or binary??
          i'd try and restore the back.sql into a empty separate database and use phpmyadmin to view tables to see if the database backup was complete... how did you backup your database ?

          telnet?

          vB backup ?

          phpmyadmin ?

          last 2 have been known to time out and not give a complete backup
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Craig Armstrong


            You mean via FTP to your server before importing it? ASCII.
            what if we choose to also backup the "attachments" when we do
            the back up??

            And the backup to local HDD or to server seems very slow..and sometime it just "hang"
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            • #7
              Originally posted by eva2000


              i'd try and restore the back.sql into a empty separate database and use phpmyadmin to view tables to see if the database backup was complete... how did you backup your database ?

              telnet?

              vB backup ?

              phpmyadmin ?

              last 2 have been known to time out and not give a complete backup
              I backup using the vB backup..and my new web host also try to dump the MySQL files...just don't work..
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              • #8
                I give up...I decided to do a new isntallation instead..
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                • #9
                  The most reliable way to backup and resotre is through telnet. I wouldn't trust any other method.

                  Also, since attachments are stored in the database, the db backup will contain them as well.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by smachol
                    The most reliable way to backup and resotre is through telnet. I wouldn't trust any other method.

                    Also, since attachments are stored in the database, the db backup will contain them as well.
                    In this way...do we need to telnet in BINARY format?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by freehtml
                      In this way...do we need to telnet in BINARY format?
                      I'm not sure I understand the question. Telnet is just a protocol that allows you to access the server shell. It is not a file transfer protocol or file type.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by smachol
                        I'm not sure I understand the question. Telnet is just a protocol that allows you to access the server shell. It is not a file transfer protocol or file type.
                        I see...its ok..but for all those vB backup that we done..do we save it in ASCII or Binary format?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by freehtml
                          I see...its ok..but for all those vB backup that we done..do we save it in ASCII or Binary format?
                          Once again I don't understand the question. You don't choose the format of the backup when you use mysqldump. It's automatically saved as ASCII.
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                          • #14
                            Steve, I believe he's talking about uploading and downloading. I use ASCII mode and I don't have problems, so I would recommend you do the same
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                            • #15
                              how about if the host doesnt allow telnet is there any other way?

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