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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #21 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 10:50am
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OK I was able to open it but there is no admin.dat

/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/adminaSmooxia.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/admincata.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/administrationcompki.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/adminjobs.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/delmyaccadminko.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/insamnadminia.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/IraAdmin.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/LadyXAdmin.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/Mignadminna.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/RepairAdmin.dat
/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/Members old/UpgradeAdmin.dat

Can I just create one?
  
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Reply #20 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 10:41am
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What should I do if I can't open this member directory? I already renamed it memberX and created a new member directory and this morning see there are 400 accounts created. There must be some robot creating these records which is why I need to upgrade. Not sure how it's happening.

Can I just create an admin.dat and put my password in?
  
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Reply #19 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 4:49am
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You're right. That's pretty much what I did, and at the time I had no modifications in our forum.

  

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Reply #18 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 4:34am
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I've never run Gold, but I'm pretty good with 2.5+. Chances are, Bill, you followed the 2.4 Quick-Guide, put all your old member files, boards, variables and messages into their Convert folders and since your forum was working before starting the upgrade and you probably didn't have a whole lot of modifications going, running Convert.pl went fast and worked without any hitches - which is how it's supposed to work.  Wink
  

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Reply #17 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 3:55am
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Dandello wrote on Mar 13th, 2013 at 3:36am:
Gold uses .dat for the member files. The 2* versions of YaBB use .vars files. They are not interchangeable which is why there is a Conversion script for them.

I must have gotten lucky when I upgraded our Gold forum to 2.4 a couple of years ago. Basically what I did was to install a fresh 2.4 forum with just me as a member (admin), and then I copied our members and messages data into the 2.4 folders. It worked. Go figure.

That's how I remembered doing it. But if the data really isn't interchangeable, or at least transferable, my memory must be failing me.

Bottom line: Go with what Dandello says. She'll definitely know better about this stuff. Surely, I must have run the conversion script.

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Dandello is right again.

Dandello wrote on Mar 13th, 2013 at 4:34am:
Chances are, Bill, you followed the 2.4 Quick-Guide ...

Now that I'm thinking more clearly, yes, with a couple of variations that are irrelevant, I believe that's pretty much what I did.

No wonder it worked!  Roll Eyes

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Reply #16 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 3:36am
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Gold uses .dat for the member files. The 2* versions of YaBB use .vars files. They are not interchangeable which is why there is a Conversion script for them.
  

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Reply #15 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 3:21am
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storre wrote on Mar 13th, 2013 at 2:26am:
Where is admin.dat located?

Admin.dat is located in the Members directory, and Dandello is correct. The 1st line in that file is the password. Because it's not encrypted, you don't have to change it. Just use it.

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Reply #14 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 2:26am
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Where is admin.dat located? I did a search on it in my Gold and 2.5.2 but can't find it.
  
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Reply #13 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 1:01am
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I admit that I don't know enough about Gold to tell you definitively how to manually change the administrator password.

But if I read the code correctly in the Gold LogInOut.pl, the first line in admin.dat should be the password. And nothing jumps out at me concerning an encryption process.
  

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Reply #12 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 12:20am
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This is still version 1. I was fixing the permissions before upgrading to 2.5.2. How can I find out my log in if I forgot it? It's been a few years since I touched this forum. Or can I just go ahead and upgrade first?
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 10:43pm
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In the 2.5.2 zip/tar there should be 12 default files in the yabb2/Members folder - admin.vars, memberlist.txt. memberinfo.txt and others. Copy those into your on-line yabb2/Members directory.

The login and password will be the same as what you used to run Setup. Log in, change your password and fill in the rest of your information in your Profile.
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 10:21pm
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Since I deleted all the users, how would I create my admin account? My board ended up getting spammed and 100,000 bogus accounts created. Since the site has been offline for a few years, I'm not worried about deleting all the user accounts.
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 9:35pm
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The not being able to register a new member using the Add New Member window is different than not getting notices that someone has registered and is awaiting approval.

For emails, make sure the admin's email address is correct and make sure you have 'Notification e-mail for new member?' turned on in Advanced Settings -> Email.

If no emails are going out, then you'll need to make sure your STMP authorizations are correct -   you may also need to experiment with which email protocol works best for you. Sendmail isn't always in 'usr/sbin' for instance.
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 8:51pm
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OK I fixed many permissions. Had 775 where it shoudl have been 755 and have some 777 and 666 as well. It looks to be working but I can't register a new user. It says it sent the email but I don't receive the email. What can I do to fix that?
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #7 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 9:33pm
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As I indicated - make sure your old forum is working before you upgrade. The permissions given in the Quick-Guide should work for Gold as well.

As basic rule of thumb - if it has a shebang (path to perl) as the very first line in the file, then it needs to be 755 or higher. If it doesn't, it should be 644 (or higher, depending on the server.)
  

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