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[RESOLVED] Unable to access ocportal after renaming database

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While renaming my ocportal database (to give it a more logical name), I received a critical error.

Here are the steps I followed.

1. Closed down my site (using the "close the site button" in the upgrader tool)

2. Used Installation Options editor to change db_site, db_site_user, db_forums and db_forums_user to new name

3. Changed Database Name and Database Username in cPanel Installatron to match step 2

4. In phpMyAdmin renamed the database to match step 2/3.

When I tried to get beck into the upgrader tool to re-open the site I get the following error:

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Critical error - bailing out

Could not connect to database-server (Access denied for user 'xxxxx'@'localhost' (using password: YES), mysql_connect() [<a href='http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-connect.php'>function.mysql-connect.php</a>]: Access denied for user 'xxxxx'@'localhost' (using password: YES))
I did not change any passwords anywhere, and I can get into the database without problems using phpMyAdmin.

When I changed the name back, I got this critical error:

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Critical error - bailing out

Could not connect to database (Access denied for user 'xxxxx'@'localhost' to database 'xxxxx')
I can't imaging what I did wrong.

What do I need to do to recover from this?


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It looks like you might not have given the renamed username access to the renamed database.
MySQL stores access by the actual usernames, there are no user IDs, so you probably disassociated it.


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Ok, if that was the case then shouldn't I be able to recover by reverting to the old name? I tried and it doesn't work.

How do I fix this problem?

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Please disregard my previous post.

Problem solved. Didn't realise that I needed to go into cpanels "MySQL Databases" section to work with the users.

Many thanks Chris for the kick in the right direction.  :thumbs:

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