solved upgrading from 1.1.11 - Yeah, scary I know

May 15, 2023, 11:38:06 AM by Cpt_Starfox
Hello everyone! I'm new and wasn't sure where to post, so I'm trying here first.

So, I've been using 1.1.11 for soooo many years. I didn't even know this community existed or that updates had been made! Well, the host went to PHP 5.6 and the forums broke. I've created a hacky way to at least make the forums readable for now although you still can't post or even log out it seems lol. So, yeah, it's still very broken.

I was told there were actually newer versions of the forums! Well, this was good news! I then looked into trying to update to the latest version, but the instructions I found refer to a file called upgrade.php which doesn't seem to exist. Well, I started looking for more help and found this community!

I really need some help to get my forums upgraded to something that will function again. It doesn't have to be the latest version but hopefully a version that will be compatible with at least PHP 5.6 as that seems to be the oldest PHP the host will support. I'd prefer to upgrade as much as possible so that I don't have to mess with this again for another long time lol, but I'll take what I can get at this point :)

If anyone has the knowledge and patience to give me a nice step by step, that would be fantastic. If I've missed this already existing somewhere, please forgive me and point me to it :)
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xx Random topic

April 27, 2023, 11:54:37 PM by jjson
How do I have users redirected to a random topic when they click on a menu called "random topic?" Every time a new random topic should be shown.
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solved Database oversize for host

April 24, 2023, 10:46:01 AM by Valkrider
I have inherited a forum still running v1.1.?

The host limits database size to 2gB. No notification from them about approaching this size and then they lock the database so the forum in unavailable. They have unlocked it so I can access using phpmyadmin. Having read the warning about deleting posts in the tables etc I left well alone.

I did however find that they had renamed all the tables to backup_smf_...... rather than smf_....

I also found tables from a phpBB forum in the same database (presumably an old forum from before my time). I therefore dropped all these phpBB tables to free up some space.

I edited the Settings.php file to reflect the new table names.

Now when I try to access the forum I get the following error message Unknown column 'a.attachment_type' in 'field list'

When I can get this up and running again I will move to smf v2.x.

Any suggestions as to how I can get this up and running again? I did do a backup locally of the database before making any changes.

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solved Moved the thread - it left a "Moved" link in the original source. How to remove?

February 16, 2023, 05:03:47 PM by qForum
I moved a topic/thread. It left a "moved" link on the source forum. How do I delete that "moved" link/forward link?
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solved Is it possible to upgrade version 1.1.2. tot 2.#

January 27, 2023, 10:58:56 AM by arbmil
Hello i'm Wil from the Netherlands. My wify runn since 2003 a forum about Meatloaf in de Netherlands. Last we have a problem with the 1.1.2. version. For my wife is the forum very important ans now I will find out of it is possible tot migrated to de 2.@ versions. In 2003 I make some changes at the looks and my wife will not miss thes. I tryed to install a version en to import the database but that don't going wel.
Now I will found out if migration tot a higher version is possible.

Sorry for my bad English but I hope you understand what I means to say.

With kind regards.

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solved In Large Upgrade, I have lost all packages

December 29, 2022, 07:08:27 AM by Baloch
Hello there,

Today I have upgraded my smf forum from 1.1.18 to 1.1.19 but I have lost all packages specially simple portal data.
Please advice what to do to resume my packages with data.

Looking forward for your prompt response
With thanks and regards
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solved Upgrade from SMF 1.1.21 to 2.1.2

September 06, 2022, 03:31:25 AM by Imago
First of all, I would like to thank all members and team who cared to help me in upgrading from 1.1 RC3 to 1.1.21

Now I am getting the same errors when trying to upgrade to 2.0.x or 2.1.x - tried all of them and the process stops always at 45% after adding the hash file and before converting the serialized strings, as demonstrated in the previous topic.

Tried also all possible combinations with PHP and MySQL but the problem is not there, neither is it in the cPanel or CWP.

Added also serialize_precision to php.ini - no effect. Always getting this image

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