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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2019, 11:10:56 PM »
If you can pm cpanel access, I'll have a look.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2019, 01:19:06 AM »
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.

yes at one point on the repair_settings I even set it's permissions to 777 and still getting the same error...

Some hosts might actually deny access if permissions are not "tight enough".

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.

Oh yeah, forgot about that ::)... told you to put the large upgrade package in a new directory and forgot to tell you to copy Settings.php from a backup in that directory ::). Sorry about that... wasn't intentional :-\.
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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2019, 01:24:26 AM »
ok doing software upgrades today and got 3 of my sites successfully upgraded so figured I would revisit this to see what I could get done. I had to backup in import each of the database individually that went fine including the attachements database with no errors but when I try to access the site I now get this error. How do I fix it would deleting that attachment type column fix it or screw it up?

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 03:39:22 AM »
lol getting old huh Gigawatt....I know that feeling been there done that already and I can confirm the mind is the first to go.....lol.....lol....thanks for your help though I did try it. now another error or two hurdle to get over and maybe I can start to enjoy my sites again once all these errors are settled.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2019, 05:35:07 AM »
that error usually means your database version and the files version are not the same. your database may be SMF 1.1.* and your files are SMF 2.0. you need to upgrade the database to match the files version.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2019, 09:40:08 AM »
and you do that by running upgrade.php
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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2019, 09:59:36 AM »
ok so upload the upgrade php and upgrade sql files to server again and run it again

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2019, 11:21:04 AM »
ok just to clarify what I had done before getting that error....a lot of the above was trying to restore old databases to an install of the newer smf version so of course it hung and gave errors so walked away from it for a few days as I was getting frustrated. Yesterday I started from scratch...went and downloaded from the archives a full install version of 2.0.10. uploaded all the files it installed fine and I got the notice in admin to upgrade the forum but wanted to wait till I had the database backup installed first. well ran the import and it said it went fine 100% complete so checked the site ...only I was member and there were no messages which told me the backup didn't import right so having the database I needed in the list of databases installed from when everything was restored a few weeks ago went and backed up each table individually and the imported them. Went to check the site to make sure messages and members were all showing and got that error so having installed 2.0.10 from a full install package which upgrade package should I use to upgrade the databases I'd like to be sure everything is there before doing the upgrade to 2.0.15 as I am having issues now the the 3 sites I did upgrade yesterday with smf cannot connect to the database errors. so needless to say frustration is setting in again. I have never since first installing smf in 2006 had so many problems with installs and upgrades as I have had this time around.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2019, 07:38:42 PM »
You can not run 2.0.x code with a 1.1.x database.

If you did the install of 2.0.x -- then you have, essentially, a clean database with no data.
If you then drop all tables and import your 1.1.x database into the same location, then you MUST run upgrade.php (which needs the sql files)
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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2019, 08:04:49 PM »
well as far as the older vb conversion site, what I did was downloaded the older 1.1.21 full install added it to the server imported the needed database tables and I have the site running fine...I also got the main site running again with 1.1.21.

Which upgrade package should I use next...I guess because these are older versions I am unable to connect to the smf site for news etc so not getting a message on these 2 sites that the forum needs to be upgraded. If need  be I can upgrade to an early version of 2.0 first then go to 2.0.15 from there...at the moments these 2 sites are stable using php 5.6 with smf 1.1.21. My other 3 sites are also doing alright on 5.6 even though they are upgraded to 2.0.15. I don't mind doing the longer route to upgrade these last 2 sites if I know in the end after all the work I am not going to be hampered in progress by these mysql syntax errors that have been popping up.

And before anyone suggests I upgrade straight to 2.0.15 from 1.1.21 I tried that already earlier in the week and kept getting mysql syntax errors. so that's why I'm asking which of the lower 2.0 versions to try going with before the final 2.0.15 upgrade. would rather take it one step at a time rather then trying to skip up 4 steps and then find myself starting from scratch again.

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Re: Importing Database Backup Error
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2019, 03:08:46 PM »
Since you now have two thread open regarding the same question, I am going to lock this one.  Support on your problem can continue in your other thread.
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