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Forum topics “lost” after host change

  • Avatar of linusf
    linusf
    Participant

    @linusf

    So I have successfully moved my BP installation from my last host to another (better) host.

    But when I reinstall the forums in the back-end, none of my topics are shown. I can still see them inside MySQL.

    Anyone have an idea how to “re import” my topics and post?

    regards

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  • Avatar of linusf
    linusf
    Participant

    @linusf

    Is it true that I’m the only one that has encountered this issue?

    .. any input is appreciated

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    What have you tried?

    Avatar of linusf
    linusf
    Participant

    @linusf

    As much as I want to have something to say, I’m really lost and out of ideas already. When I moved my files and db, the forums did not show in the front end, and I had to reinstall in the back end.
    I went for the option “reinstall with an existing bbpress directory” (since the db and folders were present).

    My google skills have not helped me I’m afraid….

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    It was the re-install that I was wondering about but good you’ve tried that, bad it didn’t work; the only other thing I can think of is that your bbconfig file is either missing or still holding old values for DB access .Although a server move wouldn’t necessarily mean you needed to change wp-config or bbconfig values but if you did i.e new DB user/pwd then perhaps that change wasn’t carried through to bbconfig, either way I would just confirm file exists and has correct values – it should be found in the doc root same level as wp-config.

    Avatar of linusf
    linusf
    Participant

    @linusf

    Thank you @hnla!

    Your suspicions were correct. My bb-config.php carried the old DB values.

    On another note, as I used the option “reinstall with an existing bbpress directory”. No files should have been modified right? Curious whether my little miss step could have damaged my buddypress install…. (duplication of files etc)

    Best regards

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    You should be ok, don’t think you would have caused harm, the only real issue was the inability of BBpress to access DB for display of topics.

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