xx Transferred files as suggested with Binary -still no images

October 09, 2017, 07:27:19 PM by Ed2
RE: 3500HD.com  (SMF 1.1.21)

Within Godaddy we upgraded from Linux Deluxe Hosting to C-Panel and lost stored images and avatars on two forums.

Was able fix the photos on the one site (RustyBowtie.com) with SMF 2.0.14 by transferring files as suggested with Binary..that site is now 100%. ;)

However the other one (3500HD.com SMF 1.1.21) will not display previous images/avatars.  Did the same steps transferring the files with Binary, but nothing is happening. Went in the the file manager > attachment folder and unable to open them with preview. As mentioned the problem site is running on SMF 1.1.21 version...should that make any difference?
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solved Locking Down A 1.1.21 Install

October 08, 2017, 08:34:20 AM by Sockratease
Hi.

We are running an old 1.1.21 Version of SMF on our main site.

There was a lot of custom work done there by our old admin and that is why it was never upgraded.  Too much would have been lost.

So after a 12 year run we decided to close our original site and make it an Archive.  Our New site is open on a very similar url and currently in beta testing using the newest SMF.

But we are not sure how best to convert a live site to a read-only archive.

There are many member groups and blocking all posting and private messaging for each group would be possible, but tedious.

Some members asked if they'd lose access to their PMs once we locked down.  I'm not even sure we can stop logging in by existing accounts, but if we want to allow access to old PMs by existing members who may have missed our transition, it may be best to allow them to have their access  (the mods for downloading PMs are not easily compatible with 1.1.21 and even if they were, no guarantee all old members will see it in time before we lock down - assuming we choose to forbid logging in should that be possible).

Any advice on this process would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your guidance 
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xx Retaining modified post data

October 06, 2017, 02:51:38 AM by TheGiver
Hello and thank you for this community. First post time... :)

We allow users to modify a post up to 5 minutes after posting. Is there a way to retain any changes that are made during a modify? This would only be visible to the Admins and mods. Right now, there is no way(that I can find) to see what the original data was.

--TG
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xx Repeated failure to import database into fresh install of SMF

October 04, 2017, 12:26:56 PM by Bivouac
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xx "Connection Problems" after attempting to Export database backup with phpMyAdmin

October 03, 2017, 01:41:14 PM by Bivouac
Hello there,

I'm having a minor nervous breakdown after apparently murdering my forum whilst trying to back it up prior to migration.

I'm pretty sure I've got a full copy of everything (files/attachments etc) plus a couple of copies of the database which I grabbed with the tools within the SMF admin panel... but having done that, I discovered that the forum tools are no longer considered reliable due to possible issues with data corruption etc.  So the logical thing seemed to be to follow the official guidelines and acquire an additional backup via the 'export' feature in phpMyAdmin.

Unfortunately, immediately after exporting the database in phpMyAdmin, I checked the forum, and it appears to be broken/dead/inaccessible.  Is it possible that phpMyAdmin could have damaged something in the process of exporting the backup? 

Can phpMyAdmin do that?  I'm pretty sure I didn't click anything weird.  I was extremely careful to follow the instructions to the letter.


The specific error message I'm getting is: "Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later. "


I'm uncertain whether I should simply try to 'import' the database which I've previously 'exported', in the hope that this might repair any damage... but it seems like a risky option when something has clearly gone so hideously wrong.


My intention in doing all of this was to move the entire forum to a new host (and temporarily to a new domain on that host, so I could test it before migrating the original site itself.) 


The second issue which I suspect I'm facing is the discovery that I can't install the forum onto the new host without upgrading it to v.2.0, due to the fact the new host is running MySQL 5.5, or some such nonsense.  (My forum is currently still on 1.1.21). 

It occurs to me that I probably need to upgrade the current forum (on its original host) to version 2.0 and THEN export everything afresh... but I obviously can't do that until I've got the original forum up and running again.  (Or can I?)


Sorry if I sound like an absolute moron.  I'm sure this is all really straightforward for someone who knows what he's doing, but it's got me slightly baffled. 

Many thanks!
Bivouac
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xx The default theme's directory is wrong????

September 30, 2017, 10:00:45 PM by guiri
Guys, I haven't done anything with my forum for years but I might revive it so I logged back in and I get this
message in red on top..The default theme's directory is wrong, please correct it by clicking this text.

I have version 1.1.7

When I click it, I get to a page with these options:

This theme's name:    
This theme's URL:    
This theme's images URL:    
This theme's directory:

Which one do I need to worry about and why?

THe bottom one gives me this path
/home/content/g/u/i/guiri/html/forum/Themes/default

This confuses me 'cause for one thing, I'm a bumbass and second, I don't see this path anywhere.

Thanks and please, keep it simple.

By the way, the forum LOOKS fine so if I don't need to do anything, I just won't.
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xx How do I archive/hide old threads?

September 30, 2017, 09:56:45 PM by guiri
Hi guys, I want to archive and hide some old threads. If possible, without deleting them and giving
me the option to bring them back if possible.

I have version 1.1.7

Thanks
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