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Updated from RC2 to RC3 and modifications gone

Started by codevarun, April 06, 2010, 11:33:32 AM

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codevarun

Hello Friends
my site where I installed smf is helponrelation.com
and I just updated it to rc3 and found that every thing messed up and no package is installed now
Do I need to install all again or there is some way out?
What about the tables that past mod made? Do they still exist
Sorry for all this I am new in smf
thanks
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CapadY

When you've used the large upgrade package all MOD's are gone, so you'll have to install them again.

The tables which are altered or made by the disappeared MOD's are still there.
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codevarun

before updating i made the backup
If there is a simple way can it be possible that i restore that and then update again by direction you give me?
so that mod will still there?
As I don't remember how many and what were my mods
Thanks
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codevarun

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Oranos

No. Modifications affect the files, not the database. It is impossible to upgrade to RC3 without having to re-install your mods, and updating from RC3 to the next version will be the same. If you want to go back to RC2 with your mods installed, you will not only have to restore your database, but your files as well.

CapadY

When you put back the RC2 version and then do a small upgrade the MOD's shouldn't disappear.
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codevarun

Hello Friends
I have now restored the files as well as database.

Now can I proceed to update to RC3?
previously I chose the webinstallation now I will get the smf small update and lets see
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smp420

Updating to RC3 will remove all your mods you have to install them again.
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codevarun

Quote from: smp420 on April 07, 2010, 12:25:45 AM
Updating to RC3 will remove all your mods you have to install them again.
Sir,
My forum is installed on helponrelation.com what if i install the new forum in helponrelation.com/forum and then install the mod after every thing done I just restore the database of previous forum to the same?
Will that thing work?
As in future I wanted to do the same (ie shifting the smf to /forum folder)
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flapjack

you can do that. read more here:
How do I backup my database?

start with fresh installation, add all mods you want and then move your database

codevarun

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smp420

Actually you should restore your database before installing mods as some mods makechanges to the db.
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codevarun

Hello Friends
Sorry to bother you but now I am in the bit trouble while updating
As per everyone suggestion I have install in some directory and then I installed the mods and now when I imported the database into the new one then no. of tables are increased and some of them are useless
Which Mod I didn't install but was previously present

Is there any way to filter out these useless tables and drop them?
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Antechinus

Use phpMyAdmin. Just log in to phpMyAdmin and select the correct database, then select the tables you want to drop.

And really, I would not advise continuing to run RC2. It has over forty known security vulnerabilities.

codevarun

Quote from: Antechinus on April 19, 2010, 05:17:07 PM
Use phpMyAdmin. Just log in to phpMyAdmin and select the correct database, then select the tables you want to drop.

And really, I would not advise continuing to run RC2. It has over forty known security vulnerabilities.
Hello Antechinus
I have already updated but the problem is that I have 100+ tables and some is not used by my site how do I identify that which are not being used by my site?
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Antechinus

You'd have to check against which mods you have installed on top of SMF. Getting a list of standard SMF tables is easy but you also need to know which of your installed mods creates db tables. Usually any tables created by mods will have a sensible name which makes it pretty obvious what they are for.

smp420

Or you can even create a fresh forum with the same version install your mods you need on that and download the db structure from both sites to compare them. In phpmyadmin drop the tables that aren't in both installations.
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Antechinus

True. That'd work too. There's something to be said for having a mirror site for testing anyway.

codevarun

ultimately solved ... thaks for the same

PS:
why my default logo is not on my forum?
www.helponrelation.com/forum/
Did I miss any configuration? I am new with smf sorry  ::)
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smp420

If you have a site slogan it is displayed rather than the smf logo.
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CapadY

Admin - Configuration - Theme Settings

Click on the name of the theme you are using.
Here you'll be able to tell which logo should be used.
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