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  • Problem with moving forum

    My forum version is 3.0.7

    I'm moving it from mydomain.org on one ISP to mydomain.com on another ISP.

    I backed up MySQL database with mysqldump command, then upload it on the target domain/server using phpMyadmin. Then moving VBulletin php code (as is) to the target server.

    I modify config.php file as needed then uploaded it.

    Then I tried to get in Admin CP. Logged in but then nothing happen.
    Nothing happen when I visit http://www.mynewdomain.org/forum/ either

    I use phpMyadmin to look around mysql database, modify the URL values in "setting" table. Check the Cookie path (value "/"), Cookie domain (value "").
    Clear all cookies, cache in IE/Firefox browser.

    Is there anything that I missed ? I have not modifed the registered URL with VB yet, until it works. Does this have anything to do with the problem?

    My forum is very much standard. I have multiple language package and the default language for the board is Vietnamese.

    N.Tran

  • #2
    Note: The only reliable method of restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. Please see the instructions here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...ce_ssh_restore

    Please define 'nothing happens'.
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    • #3
      The targer server is a shared hosting. I don't have access to telnet/ssh.

      When I access the admincp page, after entering username/password, hit enter, the screen goes blank. The url box shows current script as .../forum/login.php.

      When I access the forum page, it shows some warning message

      Warning: array_keys(): The first argument should be an array in /includes/functions.php on line 3090

      Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /includes/functions.php on line 3090

      I look at the code and it has something to do with forumcache. Is there anyway to clean out all cache, ie which tables to clear

      N.Tran

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      • #4
        Sounds like a bad backup and restore to me.

        Note: Some people have reported success with these scripts:

        MySQLDumper:
        http://www.mysqldumper.de/en/index.php

        MySQLHotxcopy:
        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...t=mysqlhotcopy

        Bigdump:
        http://www.ozerov.de/bigdump.php
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
        Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

        Steve Machol Photography


        Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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        • #5
          You're right Steve. It's a bad case of backup/restore

          I used MySQLDumper for backup/restore successfully.

          Thanks.

          N.Tran

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          • #6
            Glad it worked.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
            Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

            Steve Machol Photography


            Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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