Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
#250400 09/26/2012 2:37 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 279
Likes: 2
Enthusiast
OP Offline
Enthusiast
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 279
Likes: 2
I have a bit of a sticky wicket. I'm setting up a new server for Stovebolt.com. We're running ubbthreads on our server. While I was setting up the server, the hosting company added our dns records to their dns servers. I was unaware of this, and in preparing for the move, I had added their servers as backup DNS (thinking they would simply redirect if the query wasn't cached and adding them would help dns "catch up" quicker.)

So, for reasons that still remain unclear to me (because the two primary servers were at the old hosting company and working fine), some of our users went to the new server. Some of those logged in to the forum and posted.

So now I have posts on each server that don't exist on the other server. (I don't think I'll have any new users, because I never approved any.) The new server is now setup so they can no longer get to it, and the new hosting company's dns servers have been removed from our domain registrar's records. So everything is back to normal except this one problem.

I could just import the database from the old server when I do the cutover, but it would be nice if I could preserve the posts that were made on the new server.

I suspect there will be some post number clashes, so this may not be possible. Is there a way to merge the two servers so I don't lose any of the posts?

This article suggests a way, but I'd like to have some certainty that it will work before trying it.


The Stovebolt Geek
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

UBBThreads 7.7.3
Web Server Apache/2.4.41
PHP Version 7.2.23
MySQL Version 5.6.45
Database Size 2.06 GB
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,278
Likes: 45
Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,278
Likes: 45
This is over my head and some of the guru's will need to respond.
But I would assume it is not worth the effort.
Due to you would need to also update post counts by user, Which I believe are in several tables. So I guess it is how important the posts are. And how many of them exist.


Blue Man Group
There is no such thing as stupid questions. Just stupid answers
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
UBB.threads Developer
Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
I've been pushing for a UBB.Threads Self Importer; whereby one could import threads from another install. Nothing ever came of light for this, and unfortunately that'd be what you'd need to be able to accomplish the task you're wanting.

All in all, it's really going to end up not being worth the effort to preserve a couple of days worth of activity.


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Do you need Forum Install or Upgrade Services?
Forums: A Gardeners Forum, Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 207
C
enthusiast
Offline
enthusiast
C
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 207
If you imported the post and thread tables as temp into your database you could potentially turn off your board and run a couple of insert subqueries that would copy the posts and threads and increment their IDs accordingly. You'd have to figure out the math so that the thread and post ID were changed correctly. The only conflict might be that I think posts are sorted by post_id and not post date in flat mode, so you might have a bit of wonkiness with post timeline for those threads.


Won't you take me to Funkytown?

Link Copied to Clipboard
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Recent Topics
v7.7.5 Active Topics Display Name Incorrect
by Jake - 11/17/2020 4:46 PM
custom islands in forums tool
by Ruben - 11/17/2020 3:21 PM
Captcha bug maybe?
by Morgan - 11/16/2020 8:34 AM
Facebook thumbnail issue
by DBryce - 11/08/2020 7:43 PM
No hop to menu in the category pages
by Morgan - 11/05/2020 4:19 PM
Who's Online Now
1 members (JAISP), 65 guests, and 56 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Random Gallery Image
Latest Gallery Images
gallery test
gallery test
by Mors, September 23
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
by isaac, August 6
3D Creations
3D Creations
by JAISP, December 30
Artistic structures
Artistic structures
by isaac, August 29
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5