I think it's back to normal

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I think it's back to normal

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My web host upgraded to a new version of PHP, which deprecates some calls inside the old version 3.0.14 of phpBB that Mohtalim was running.

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Works for me! Good job upgrading.
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I had auto-update on for the forum, but it wouldn't do an update from 3.0 to 3.3 automatically. So we drifted pretty far from the current release.

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When I went to upgrade to 3.3, I made a categorical error of thinking the phpBB2 database tables were the current ones, so I kept generating all manner of nasty errors that made no sense except when you try to install phpBB3 on top of a phpBB2 database.

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I got pretty far trying to diagnose and fix these database errors before I thought to look at the raw tables in plaintext form. From that, I quickly realized I was trying to restore posts from pre-2008. Afterwards, I searched for Alan's posts on bicycling since I was confident those were from the most current database (and "fondo" is a real distinctive word), and found the correct tables to restore.

Once I pointed the forum software at the phpBB3 database, the upgrade worked out of the box, beautifully.

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I’m glad my bicycling diary turned out to be useful!
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I was worried, so I tried to search for Jon's Tik Tok account and found he was still dancing in skimpy outfits so I knew Mohtalim would still return!
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