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  • Moving the server -- can't make vBulletin work again

    My Web host is jumping from a Cobalt server to a Plesk server. I've got to move my entire Web site, including a vBulletin and In-Link databse, from the old server to the new, by the end of the month.

    I've moved the database by dumping to my home computer, and re-uploading using phpMyAdmin. I've edited the config.php file to reflect the new server's settings, username, password and database name. I try to access it, using, and get ...

    There seems to have been a slight problem with the database.
    Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

    An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.

    Not too helpful. I can't even access the control panel.

    Can anyone offer any advice? If I can't get vBulletin up and running, I'll have to discontinue my Web site.

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  • #2
    the template table doesn't exist are you sure you moved all of the database?
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    • #3
      If you made the backup using the option in the Admin CP it's possible that you did not get a compelte backup. This option usually only works with very small databases due to PHP timeout issues. Also there is no reliable method of resotring a backup via phpMyAdmin for the same reasons.

      The recommended backup and restore procedure is with shell access via telnet of ssh. Here are the instructions:

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