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Re: MODs Installed in RCF...
PostPosted: 08/08/2006 11:28 AM Reply with quote
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I just want to start over.  But I have 75 members and I don't want to have them re-register.  dontknow

You can start over without losing any of your data or members.  I suggest creating a parallel board, upgrade it to how you want it, then switch it back so that your members would be using it.  If done correctly, your members would never know that anything changed.  I would be happy to help you with this...

Here are the instructions for starting over by using the same phpBB folder name, but you can also follow similar steps in creating the parallel board that you can upgrade while your members are still using the board that you plan to get rid of.  Once you get the Parallel board to a point where you are ready to bring it live, it only takes a few small steps to switch it over.  Chances are, your members would never notice, especially if you do it during a slow period...

phpBB Starting Over - Retaining Data

Ok, it isn't a problem starting over with your phpBB code and retaining the data in your database.  This is what you would do...

Replicating phpBB Install

What I do when I want to reload all the files on a server is this:
  1. Create a backup of your current config.php file
  2. If you are upgrading to a newer phpBB version, run the update_to_latest.php file in your browser from your phpBB root folder
  3. upload all new phpBB files,
  4. overwrite config.php with your backup
  5. delete contrib and install folder
  6. upload all new unmodified templates and images
  7. install EM
  8. reinstall all MODs using EM

It's fast and easy and you retain all of your data in your database...

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Re: MODs Installed in RCF...
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Thanks for the info.  I would definitely need your help on this. But let me ask this again.  Before I installed EM, I did a back up and saved it on my PC.  If I restored that backup, will it get rid of EM and all the installed mods?  If so, this would be so much easier for me.  I'm really intimidated by the steps you've outlined above.  Embarassed
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Re: MODs Installed in RCF...
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Yes, if you made a backup of your phpBB files before installing EM and the MODs, then restoring it would eliminate everything that you've installed since, except of course for the database entries.  The database is not a problem though...

Don't be intimidated by what I wrote.  Since you will be creating a parallel board, leaving the live board intact while you are creating it, there will be no chance to damage anything.  Just created a new folder, upload the phpBB files to it, then we can go from there...

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Ok so do the back up and then create the parallel board.  Please forgive me I've I'm being redundant.  I just do not want to muck this up.
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I really screwed things up now.  The restore back up didn't work.  It deleted all of my new 12 members that signed up in the last couple of days and all the posts.  EM is STILL installed and now I can't log into it because it won't take my password.  I need some serious help.

Oh and on top of that, all the garbage mods are still installed as well.  Rolling Eyes
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You weren't supposed to be restoring your backups to your Live database.  You want to restore it to your new Test database.  if you have a good database backup, we can recover what you have lost...

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Thanks.  Are you online right now?
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Would you recommend the advanced bbcode box. do you have it installed on your site, cause i dont see all the options that are listed in the description of the mod. would this mod be good for me or is it one i might not want?
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Re: MODs Installed in RCF...
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No, I don't recommend the Advanced Bbcode Box MOD unless you don't have a need to add additional BBCode MODs.  With the Advanced Bbcode Box MOD everything is cast in stone and there is no way to add additional buttons to it.  It looks nice though...

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