Posted 23 October 2005 - 03:47 AM
Okey, Lets start...
So i do the usual back up files and database before i start the forums upgrade.
I upload the 2.1.4 files. (Upload #1)
I run the upgrade script.
I get a php error.
I call my host to get the php settings tweaks (Call #1)
He fixes it
Finish teh upgrade script and try to run the forums.
Apparently the IBtopics is corrupted...whoops.
Contact the guy who hosts my server. He does a restore from a disk backup. (Call #2)
The Backup is only 1/2 there....whoops (Corrupted Backup #1)
I go look for my backup that i started before all this drama.
Apparently my backup only had 1/2 the databases there (Corrupted Backup #2)
So then i go back to the only other backup that i have, from May 5th of this year. Darn, all the important databases were just corrupted zip files. (Corrupted Backup #3)
So at that point, the posts and topics were lost. Whoops!
Fortunatly, i still had the members database, but it was in a format for an older verison of the forums.
So i upload the forums script versoin 2.0.1 (Upload #2)
Only to find out that the member databse is really 3 databases.
So i call my host again to restore the other 2 databases from this morning that were not corrupted (Call #3)
I "install" the old version of the forums as if it was scratch, make sure it works. Then
I uploaded the forums version 2.1.4 (Upload #3)
I ran the upload script without trouble this time.
and then i spent 2 1/2 hours setting what permssions and forums that Sorbob and I remember.
So all it took was 12 hours, losing all data but usernames and user related info, 3 diffrent corrupted backups, 3 diffrent phone calls, and 3 diffrent total installations of the forums and it works. :/
Hopefully Andrew can fill in any major blanks (and missing forums) that i dont have.
Things to note:
All Mods and their data were lost. (Army, Arcade, etc)
All XC Buxs are still accounted for, you just cant see them at the moment.
Some forums are missing, i have a terrible memory.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:06 AM
Hopefuly you guys can get the froum back up to 100%
Well Thanks For Getting The fourm back up.....eve if it ant 100%
I know it must have been hard work.....
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:19 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:22 AM
12 hours... God! Nice work Myke.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:23 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:43 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:46 AM
but where is the IBStore and arcade and so on?
btw: i feel your pain
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:55 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:10 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:17 AM
guess that's a good thing? less load on the server stuff =P
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:17 AM
It's probably something on my end, but it may also be a side effect of this whole deal.
Oh well. Give it a little while. And if it's not done then?
Wait some more.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:19 AM
but i have to wonder if there is an eta on when the army and arcade and such will be back up and will we all have to start over again with our armies?
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:23 AM
Guest_Furi Kuri Rob_*
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:29 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:35 AM
Don't worry. I've been working on a project that might (unintentionally) put YVD down for good. O.o Though I may side with XC on this, If they want ^^
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:56 AM
For reference in the future was back up all you data first! You should know this. And Second always have a physical hard copy to the back up. >< it is too smurf.. too blue. or it could be my kitty climbing over my arm to get my fingers typing on the keybaord..
Edit By Myke:
Jazzy read the news post, i did: 3 seperate times.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:25 AM
edit:Looks like none of the smilies are up
Edited by Brandon:, 23 October 2005 - 06:26 AM.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:45 AM
all the registered clan forum threads are gone
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:46 AM
But, the bad thing is that XC will have to start all over on posts..unless they can get them back
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