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ok, I downloaded the fullpackage update, uploaded the files and when I run the install/update_to_204.php it says be sure to read the install file. I did read it and followed their instructions. If I now go to my forum I get the install screen, but I can't connect to my database...


What am I supposed to do now!? I don't want to delete the board and set it up again from scratch.




edit: aaargh, I did not backup my config.php :P Is there anyway of getting it back?


$dbms = 'mysql';


$dbhost = 'localhost:MyODBC'; <-- ??????

$dbname = 'tpffcom_xmb1';

$dbuser = 'tpffcom_xmb1';

$dbpasswd = 'xxxxxx';


$table_prefix = 'phpbb_';



does this sound right?


p.s. Learn from my mistakes, DO NOT make the same one :P

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hold on i will post my config.php for you.


i'm using v2.04



// phpBB 2.x auto-generated config file
// Do not change anything in this file!

$dbms = 'mysql4';

$dbhost = 'localhost';
$dbname = 'USER_DBNAME';
$dbuser = 'USER_USERNAME';
$dbpasswd = 'PASSWORD';

$table_prefix = 'phpbb_';

define('PHPBB_INSTALLED', true);


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Thanks Baseline,


but that didn't help. We already determined that the config.php file is not the problem. I am not sure what the exact problem is now. But anything I try gives me a handfull of errors. What I did notice is that it says mysql4 in your config.php, I thought we used mysql 3 here?


Anyway, I dropped a ticket at the helpdesk to restore a backup, but i'm getting worried now since no backup was restored when I checked this morning... What if there was a backup made overnight and now it's to late to restore !?

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If I try to open my forum I get a "critical error, cannot connect to database" and if I try to run the install/update_to_204.php (not sure about the actuall file name) I get a msg saying "Did you read the install?" I have read the install file wich is a badly written document in my opinion.


Like "If you have downloaded the full package you should follow the same general upgrade path as for bla bla bla" refering to a different chapter and there is no actuall step by step procedure ...


We (lianna and I) have already tried several thign so I'm geussing the forum dir is now in a state were nothing can be said for sure...


The config.php file is fine and the info in there is correct!

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Yes and yes with the acception that I didn't back up my config.php and didn't make backups... I know I could have avoided the situation if I had made backups, i'm not pointing any fingers at any one here accept at myself :) (and maybe the people from phpBB for having an unclear installation guide)


About section 6, I did read it and followed the instructions after replacing my config.php...

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What I did notice is that it says mysql4 in your config.php, I thought we used mysql 3 here?

ah good eye, i guess i copied my config from my own local test server :blink:


in my own experience, if it says you can't connect to the database, the problem would generally lie in your config. try finding a test script to try out the values you are using to connect to the db. also make sure you are using the same prefix tags. or install a new copy of phpbb using a different dir and db and check out the settings it generates to compare...


cpanel can backup individual databases which would be must faster and easier to manage than a full backup.. just click on the link with your database name and it will send just that database to you.

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