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    I had a meltdown of a site.. (accidently deleted.. oops) during preparations for Hurricane Rita backups... (located in Houston)...

    I restored the site, along with the Vbulletin board.. when I got the board running with a database backup, suddenly, I have problems when I post a new thread or a reply to a thread. I hit submit, nothing happens for a second or three then I get an internal server error.. blank page.. if I refresh that page, I get a Vbulletin error message "Invalid Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the webmaster"

    If I go back a page, get the post I was just writing, hit submit again I get a duplicate post message..

    If I go to the original thread or where the new message *would* appear.. it's posted..

    It always happens (now, never did before the restore) and the thread or reply is always there, yet, I get the darn Internal Server Error page followed by the Vbulletin error page..

    What could possibly be going on with the newreply.php and newthread.php to be causing this??



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    Last edited by ssivagna; Sat 24 Sep '05, 4:06am.


    • #3
      It is possible that your db backup is not complete. Howerver Internal Server errors are viruaally always server related.

      The first thing I recommend is that you reupload all the original vB non-image files (except install.php). Make sure you upload these in ASCII format and overwrite the ones on the server.

      Next, create a new style and choose no parent style. This will force it to use the default templates. Then change to this style and view your forums with it. Do you have the same problem?
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Steve Machol
        It is possible that your db backup is not complete. Howerver Internal Server errors are viruaally always server related.
        Steve... I figured it out early this morning, after 7 beers over the course of about 5 hours too boot!

        Here's what happens, just in case it happens to others.

        I've got the board set to email me for each message posted so I can keep an eye on things without having to constantly search for messages.. I had it set to an email address that was aliased to me prior to my accidently deleting the site.. When I restored the site, the restoration did not automatically recreate the alias, which it should have. So, whenever a post was made, it hung on trying to email a non existant user/email address and gave the error.

        IMHO... that's sort of a "bug" in that you'd think, the board would go ahead and just post the message and error in some other way behind the scenes..

        Anyway.. I DID fix it and all's working OK now..

        Point of order.. the message just below my first one, the one that was edited by the sender.. you might want to look at that user, as the message that was edited by the user was SPAM for a porno site...

        I don't appreciate getting that sort of reply in my message box...




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