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searched & read tutorials but didnšt find what i was looking for

Hi.



I kind of made small mistake on installing ocPortal and i didn't installed forums and no members. But now that i was looking features i needed to add i noticed that its forum/member based..



So, my question is that how i install forum and members without breaking anything i have done so far on my site?



First, i tried re-installing but got warning.

( i don't remember what it said, but something unreversable something )

Second, i searched through ocPortal and didn't find what i was looking for.

Third, im out of ideas and asking help :)

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I think someone in the past had the same issue and was told you'd have to reinstall ocPortal again. That's if my memory serves me correct.

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its me, df
Yeah, thats what i was afraid of (thats why its best to get "ultimate" version even you think you dont need those features..) thanks for answer, in morning when im back home from work i do re-install.
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Dragons Files (DF) said

best to get "ultimate" version even you think you dont need those features…
Better to have to have it all,
than to have to re-install!

I came to the same conclusion as Eric when I read some of the tutorials over again but was hoping I was missing some magic trick. All the best on getting back to where you want to be quickly.

Too bad it's Chris's B-Day, it would be nice to have his input - like is there some way to restore work you've done already for you site after you reinstall all the modules?


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oh, and before someone wonders. I had two differrnt installs. My main w/o members and forums and "secondary" with different purpose and with members and forums(this "secondary" i was having those spam problems) and i thought i cant handle forums and members by myself, so i ended that and moved my main. And now i noticed i do need members and forums. I was on second coffee break and talked with my friend about this. He suggested that i copy all what ive been working hard, like template files, css and theme images and stuff. And then i delete all, re-install and backup new files before overwriting. I remember really well all huge codes i made, so after backup i create new ones with same name and then overwrite. Hope that saves my time and efford so far. Hard "lesson" to learn, but this gave me good teaching of thinking multiple times and taking regural backups often enough. I really hope that it works.
OT: happy b-day Chris, have fun and take easy :)
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Sorry to hear that you have to reinstall everything Dragons.
It's a good idea to copy your files-in fact a full backup is best.
You can then compare the files and copy paste what you need.

Good luck and see you on the other side with all the features you want!
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@friendly: I'm sure if you create a backup like Jean suggests, you can then go into your phpMyAdmin and do some importing to some of the tables work already done.

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Thanks, thats an exellent idea. Now im too tired for doing that, but i do it when i woke up, just before work. I havent even thinked that, but it is super idea and im near 100 sure it will work  :thumbs:

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Not as 'automatic' as I was thinking - but much better than trying to remember all the little adjustments you did to css and the structure from scratch. As Islander-aua says "compare the (backed-up) files and copy paste what you need.

I've never had to go to that extreme, I have had a good ride so far Eric, but it is perhaps, a bit comforting that you think that can be done with the tables.

Again, all the best to Dragons Files in your unscheduled adventure. Keep us informed so we may all learn from this. I know I will be watching. At least you don't have to restore forum and member data !


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Hi,

The problem with switching forum drivers is after you do it typically all the usergroup and member references in ocPortal's DB tables are wrong. That's particularly bad when it comes to permissions – not great to be in a position where all the permissions are either missing or missassigned. Switching from the 'none' driver to 'ocf' is not as bad as others because I don't believe you can end up with too many permissions; however you would need to manually set all your permissions on all categories and your global specific permissions. To switch edit info.php and change 'none' to 'ocf'.

With regard reinstalling, yes take a backup, but actually if you upload install.php from the manual installer then you can reinstall without losing themes and translations: you just lose the content (database, and uploads). There is one except, theme image remappings might not survive, but that's easy enough to rescue.


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Thanks Chris for answer.

I just noticed that i have backup of my original install.php, i move that to server.

Database and uploads, i can handle them on later point.

Theme was my biggest worries as ( for me it was huge task ) ive put so much time reading, testing and tweaking.

Now i can zip my first coffee of day with peace in mind :)



EDIT: it worked!! most important part of my work is saved, its easy to "fix" what is left/wrong.



Im so glad:cool:


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