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 Mar 2nd, 2011 at 6:32pm
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Moving to a new host - not copying admin settings
Hi All (hope this is the right place to post this)

I've just followed the directions here:
http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1190674425

to move a YaBB 2.4 forum to a new host. The boards, messages and members all seem to have transfered successfully.

However, the Admin settings don't appear to have moved. (e.g. I know the old forum had admin approved registrations, whereas the new forum lets anyone register)

Is there a way to copy the setting from the old forum to the new one?

Regards

Steve
 
 
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 Reply #1 - Mar 2nd, 2011 at 9:03pm
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From the Quick-Guide included with the Installation zip file

Quote:
cgi-bin/yabb2/Variables/* all files EXCEPT the following files:

   * Menu0.def, Menu1.def, Menu2.def
   * *.helporder (all files with this extension. Note: Your version may not contain these files.)
   * advsettings.txt
   * secsettings.txt
   * Settings.pl


Now copy the following files to a separate folder and rename them as it is shown here:

   * advsettings.txt => upgrade_advsettings.txt
   * secsettings.txt => upgrade_secsettings.txt
   * Settings.pl => upgrade_Settings.pl

then move the renamed files into cgi-bin/yabb2/Variables/ of your new forum.
 
 
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 Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2011 at 8:46am
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Re: Moving to a new host - not copying admin settings
Thanks for the response (and moving me to the right forum)

The old forum didn't have an advsettings.txt or secsettings.txt file.

I renamed the Settings.pl to upgrade_Settings.pl, but it appears I forgot to upload it after the rename.

I've uploaded it now to the Variables directory, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. (I've tried running the Maintenance controls as specified in the Moving guide)

Is there some trick to get YaBB to process the upgrade_Settings.pl file?

Regards
Steve
 
 
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 Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2011 at 5:41pm
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Re: Moving to a new host - not copying admin settings
speake wrote on Mar 2nd, 2011 at 6:32pm:
the Admin settings don't appear to have moved. (e.g. I know the old forum had admin approved registrations, whereas the new forum lets anyone register

 You can still set the Admin Settings manually, simple by viewing every tab of the Forum Settings and Advanced Settings menus.  Not that hard nor that many.

 
 
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 Reply #4 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 10:30am
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Thanks for this.

Once I noticed the files were readable text, I've used WinMerge to copy the entries from the old file into the new Settings.pl and it all now seems fine.

Cheers

Steve
 
 
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speake wrote on Mar 7th, 2011 at 10:30am:
I've used WinMerge to copy the entries from the old file into the new Settings.pl and it all now seems fine.

 lol that will work too
 
 
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