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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:12 pm

That is excellent! I just had a week off of work, and I feel like I didn't get enough accomplished. I'm looking forward to this weekend.
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Re: random chat

Post by RaptorReed » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:21 am

This arrived recently for my GVR4. :mrgreen:
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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:02 am

Hello all!
I wanted to do something with the website recently and found that I needed to upgrade PHP to do it. Then I remembered that the reason we have the old version of PHP is because of this outdated version of this forum. Soooo It is looking like I'm going to attempt to upgrade the forum in the near future. It's very scary... If all hell breaks loose, find me on Facebook/email/text. I think I may attempt in next weekend?

For those wondering how I will go about this:
-I'm expecting to download the entire forum folder via FTP.
- Then I'm either going to delete or rename it in the hosting area. I'm afraid that renaming it may not be enough, and deleting it would be better for the new installation.
- Then I'm gonna follow the instructions for upgrading to a new PHPBB version
- Then I'm gonna reload all of our years of data back into here.

Questions? Concerns? Ideas?
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:36 am

Slick!
Be sure to backup the forum database through phpmyadmin first! ;)
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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:41 am

Yes! That too. That would be a like a last resort right? if things don't work than I can recover it that way?
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:44 am

The database is what actually holds the threads and posts, their contents, and all the user info, so it's the most critical thing to keep safe.

You should be able to recover from the bare database and the config.php file for the forum.

I don't think you'll have any issues, phpbb is pretty easy to upgrade.

There's also the option to force an older php version to be used for the forum only,using the php.ini file, if things go pear shaped after the php update.
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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:08 am

Okay! Good to know. I intend to save multiple copies of everything, everywhere i can, so I will have many backups.

I'm basically expecting to get the whole thing done, and then having the website say something like "an error occurred". When that happens, panic will ensue. lol
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:21 am

Can you have your host do the upgrade?

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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:33 pm

Solid question. I'll ask! I never even considered that, but they may.
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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:10 am

I asked the host and they pointed me to some instructions that they have. So... nope.

However, last night, I did a full backup of everything I have hosted. I also did a backup of this forum from the admin panel, but the zip file was abnormally small. It was like 21kb? Is that really possible?
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:30 am

I don't think that's right... :shock:

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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 am

Okay. I will try again tonight. I thought it was very weird too.
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:42 am

https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/art ... p-overview

I think you can do the first one which says it gets the databases, and do the phpmyadmin stuff to be double-sure.

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Re: random chat

Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:50 am

yes! I already did the first one, so that is good (as of last night). The second part, I will do tonight. Thank you as always!
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Re: random chat

Post by 300D50 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:55 pm

Well, the locostusa .com forums went poof as of October 10th. :cry:
Not sure if they're ever coming back, but I'm not holding my breath.

Makes me damn glad I always kept my build log here. :)

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