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Importing Database Backup Error
« on: April 12, 2019, 04:51:00 PM »
Installed 2.0.15 last night and had no issues. went to install the database backup I have it's older from 2014 because site has been offline. now I get this error and would like to know how to fix it. Of course after I get this error the import quits.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 08:04:32 PM by GigaWatt »

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Re: Imprting Database Backup Error
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 05:06:57 PM »
what version was the backed up database?
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Re: Imprting Database Backup Error
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 05:17:27 PM »
I'm not sure where would I look to find it?

this is what appears at the top of the database when opening openoffice using CRLF and read only

-- phpMyAdmin SQL Dump
-- version 4.1.8
-- http://www.phpmyadmin.net
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-- Host: localhost
-- Generation Time: Apr 10, 2014 at 09:43 PM
-- Server version: 5.5.36-cll
-- PHP Version: 5.4.23

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Re: Imprting Database Backup Error
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 05:25:09 PM »
Just checked the folder the database backup is in and there is an smf upgrade for version 2.0.10 so the board most likely had been upgraded to that version of smf. I kept the sites at least updated as best I could before they went down.

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Re: Imprting Database Backup Error
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 05:30:19 PM »
well, confirm that your database has the attachmentType column in the attachments table?
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Re: Imprting Database Backup Error
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 05:34:06 PM »
it does

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 08:18:14 PM »
Import the backup in an empty database, upload the 2.0.10 large upgrade package in an empty directory, run repair_settings.php in that directory, set everything you need to set (database credentials, paths, etc.), afterwards, you can run upgrade.php. If everything goes without a glitch, see if the forum is working. If it is, upload the large upgrade pack for 2.0.15 (if prompted for file overwrite, do it) and run upgrade.php. If everything goes without a glitch, see if the forum is running. If it is, check your PHP version (you can do this with dropping a phpinfo.php file into your forum's root directory and executing it, the code this file has is pretty simple, you can Google for it ;)). If your PHP version is 5.6, change your PHP version in cPanel to 7.1 (7.2 and 7.3 are still not supported by 2.0.x). Check if the forum is running as it should (log in, out, post something, use a test user, check error log, ect.). If everything seems OK, you're probably good to go :).
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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 11:38:04 PM »
new problem now.

followed instructions so far to this point. Set directory permissions to 775 and file permissions to 666 and this is what I'm getting. I am so frustrated right now I could blow a gasket.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 11:43:44 PM »
Permissions should be 755/644.  Is the file there?  What's in it?

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 11:47:17 PM »
yes at one point on the repair_settings I even set it's permissions to 777 and still getting the same error so I deleted the file shut down everything cleaned all my cache started up ftp again reloaded a fresh repair_settings file set permissions again and still getting the same error it's frustrating me to no end

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 12:05:07 AM »
Not sure what you're doing, but it's not necessary to run upgrade.php if you're upgrading a 2.0.10 database to 2.0.15, there were no db changes from .10 to .15.  You should be able to connect a clean 2.0.15 install to the db if it actually is at 2.0.10 and undamaged.  You can edit the db settings manually in Settings.php.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2019, 12:08:22 AM »
I tried that already the screens attached to the first few posts show the errors I got so I followed Gigawatt's instructions added a fresh empty database imported the backup I have to use uploaded the large 2.0.10 upgrade then her said run repair settings and then I got the error in the last screen posted. I haven't even tried to run upgrade.php yet. for the install need the repair settings first.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2019, 12:16:07 AM »
If Settings.php is 644 it should be writeable.  777 is not allowed on some servers for security reasons.  You can manually edit any of the settings in the file, but it shouldn't be necessary.  Are you at php 5.6 or 7.1?  Do you have the current version of repair_settings.php?


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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 12:18:36 AM »
I'm not sure that's what I forgot to do was run a phpinfo file.... it;s most likely an older version of 5.6 this site has been offline for 3 years. it was on a .net domain and I'm now using a .org domain. so settings do need to be changed both in the setting file and in the database itself.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2019, 12:22:31 AM »
ok the set version was 5.6 it's now set to 7.1 let me see what happens now

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2019, 12:29:22 AM »
It should work in php 5.6, I have all my forums and test installs running in 5.6.  I helped a forum a month or so ago that had problems with repair_settings because he had an outdated version.  Try the attached.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2019, 12:37:04 AM »
I think I see the problem going blind in my old age. the upgrade package doesn't have a settings.php file so there is no file to repair.

so now I'm back to a starting from scratch again and hope I can get this site to see the database. last time I tried it's woulkdn't connect and I tried everything new database new import changing database user and database password still got an error.going to try one more time if it doesn't work I give up

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2019, 12:41:43 AM »
Is the file there?

That's the difference between the upgrade and install packages, upgrade doesn't include Settings.php so you don't overwrite your settings with an empty file.  Install package contains a scratch Settings.php.  You'll have to run repair_settings twice, once to enter db settings, then again to fix paths.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2019, 12:57:28 AM »
Some settings are not being shown because the database connection information is incorrect.
Check your database login details, table prefix and that the database actually contains your SMF tables.

I totally give up this is not working and I have 2 different databases I can use and it fails to connect to either one. I'm just done.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2019, 12:58:46 AM »
thanks a bunch for trying to help though I do appreciate it the frustration level is just to high time to walk away for a while and try again in a few days.