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    My hosts lost my database along with thousands of others when they moved to a new server. Because of the complaints, the hosts have now retreated and made no attempt to do anything about the problem. Because my forums were only recently launched, I decided to download the latest VB version and start a fresh. I set-up a new database, changed the config.php file and it wouldn't work. Four weeks of tinkering and I've resigned myself to the fact that it isn't going to. But I then installed the add-on of phpBB via my control panel just to see if it works and it does. Perfectly. It has added a new database to my domain called "domain_phpbb1".

    My question is, can I run vB off the phpbb1 database? I have tried my config.php file and it still doesn't work so I figured the answer is no, but I thought I'd run it past you experts anyway in case there is a way I can make it work.

    Thank you in advance.

  • #2
    What doesn't work? To help we need to know exactly what you are doing and what happens when you do it.
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    • #3
      We might also have one of your control panels already listed, see
      Scott MacVicar

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      • #4
        Scott, I followed the process of setting up a database via the control panel from the manual.

        The error I get for the new forum on both the new database I created and the "_phpbb1" database is:

        Fatal error: Database class not found

        The error I get for the old forum on the original database is:

        Database error in vBulletin :

        Link-ID == false, connect failed
        mysql error:

        mysql error number: 0

        Date: Saturday 22nd of April 2006 02:03:08 PM
        IP Address:
        Last edited by Bite Me; Sat 22 Apr '06, 10:15am.


        • #5
          Sounds like you've edited a variable you shouldn't.

          Do you use Ensim, Plesk or Cpanel?
          Scott MacVicar

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          • #6
            I use Cpanel.


            • #7

              A guide with photos on how to set it up.
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              • #8
                I followed that part of the manual very carefully when creating the database. In fact, went it didn't work the first time, I deleted the newly created database and started again.

                When you say I may have edited a variable that I shouldn't, do you mean in the config.php file? I have saved the original copy and gone back several times and started again. I edit the username, password, email and the database name.


                • #9
                  Feel free to pm me your CPanel details and I'll check everything for you.
                  Scott MacVicar

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