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Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

quelquod
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Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

My PHPBB board has crashed. Maybe did it some time ago as I haven't logged in for a while. The error message is:
phpBB : Critical Error
Could not query config information
DEBUG MODE
SQL Error : 1033 Table './theadamsons_f9_ccgi_theadamsons_force9_co_uk/phpbb_config' was created with a different version of MySQL and cannot be read
SELECT * FROM phpbb_config
which seems pretty self-explanatory but is it fatal or fixable? If I can fix it how? And do I need to tidy the database up anyhow?
Its actually for a club that I no longer belong to I haven't bothered to check recently.
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

Hey,
Should be fixed now.
I'm not sure what happened but your bulletin board was pointing to a MySQL 4 instance of your database. It's possibly been broken since the migration of your site to the Hostopia CGI platform last year.
I've updated the host name in your config.php file and commented out the line that was causing the problem.
Take a look and you should see what I mean.

Bob Pullen
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quelquod
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

Thanks for that Bob!
Actually this is the first time I've looked at it for nigh on a year after I was prodded by someone at my old club. I'm not sure if even they have been using it recently or not as I no longer belong to it. So heaven alone knows when it was last definitely working. I'm sure it worked OK straight after the migration though. Has anything changed since then (possibly a silly question  Wink).
Ccgi has been on a bit of a back burner. This has prompted me to pull one of my fingers out  Wink
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quelquod
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

I have looked at your change now Bob and I'm quite puzzled as to what has happened. It seems as though the host name has changed sometime but I can't remember ever hearing about that. I see that my trial Wordpress setup (same hostname) which definitely worked before was similarly affected, now fixed.
Ah well - no problems, thanks for fixing it.
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SiMania
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

I have a similar problem, my Invision board stopped working at the changeover and I've been asked my the members to look at fixing it a year on, it's http://ccgi.simania.plus.com/forums/
The config file conf_global.php seems to have been modified with the correct settings inputed but it still won't connect, any ideas?
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

mysql4 is long obseleted.
Generally there isnt an issue when upgrading mysql, but possible issues may occur if the admin of the server doesnt follow proper procedures such as running the mysql-upgrade script following an upgrade.
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

Quote from: SiMania
I have a similar problem, my Invision board stopped working at the changeover and I've been asked my the members to look at fixing it a year on, it's http://ccgi.simania.plus.com/forums/
The config file conf_global.php seems to have been modified with the correct settings inputed but it still won't connect, any ideas?

The password in the config file wasn't being recognised. This was evident when trying to use the SQL Manager in the Hosting Control panel to log into your database.
I've reset the password to match the one in your config file, however this has introduced another problem with one of your SQL statements. Unfortunately, it's not obvious to me what's causing this error.

Bob Pullen
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SiMania
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

Thanks for that Bob. It's likely to be related to the version of MySQL I'd imagine, I'll have a tinker with it this week.
SiMania
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Re: Any PHPBB/Database Experts Out There?

Sorted it, just needed a bit of code tweaked Smiley