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Offline gethralkin

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Server host update incompatable with v1.1.11 in 2011
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:40:02 AM »
So, the title pretty much explains my problem. The hosting had an update which conflicted with the forum version I had last, and that caused this error to display when trying to access the forum:

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Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

So, I have been stuck since then, but was - at the time - not able to address this as I was attending university and bogged down with my studies.

Now that I have more time and resources, I would like to repair my forum side of my website, as it's a part of a certain franchise's legacy that I was allowed to retain from a previous license during the distribution of the product that it promoted.

The front end of the site has a few issues of its own that I need to get fixed, but I would like to get the forum back up and running at the very least.

I am going to contact the server host again this week to find out what my options are, but if anyone has any ideas about version compatability fixes after the fact, I am open to suggestions.

I understand that I probably need to offer up more details about the situation so that an informed response can be given, so I will be happy to post whatever needed barring sensitive information.

Offline Illori

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Re: Server host update incompatable with v1.1.11 in 2011
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 05:46:06 AM »
sounds like you need to change the database password and update it in Setting.php. when you are done you should upgrade to SMF 2.0.14. https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Upgrading

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Re: Server host update incompatable with v1.1.11 in 2011
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 03:17:57 AM »
Okay, so I have the database backed up (on my computer, not the server host).

The main issue affecting my website since 1.1.11 is that the forum does not come up at all through the site address.

I am hesitant to begin upgrading to the current SMF until I feel confident the forum can be restored as it was.

But how can I make sure that I can recover it if I can't even check that it survived after the point the incompatability with the host took it offline?

EDIT: I seem to have forgotten to include a link to the forum, sorry. hxxp:swpocketmodels.com/forum/index.php [nonactive]

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Re: Server host update incompatable with v1.1.11 in 2011
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 02:41:37 PM »
well, it looks like your server setting are incorrect and your database connection is not properly set up
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Re: Server host update incompatable with v1.1.11 in 2011
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 10:51:26 PM »
I am hesitant to begin upgrading to the current SMF until I feel confident the forum can be restored as it was.

You should not attempt upgrade until you get the forum running in 1.1.11.  It should work unless your host has upgraded php on your account to php7, in which case you'll need to downgrade to 5.6.  You may be able to do this in your host control panel, else ask host support to do it.