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Mooving Files

PostPosted: 08. July 2006 18:27
by Ben Phelps
My Computer Crashed and im going to have to reformat my computer would my xampp folder work on a different xp install.

would all my MySQL databases still be there

I need all the files caus i have a big forum and big website that dapend on my server.

PostPosted: 09. July 2006 02:43
by Izzy
It should work if you had a backup of the xampp directory before the crash but only up to the point you did the backup. So if your backup is a week old then that is the point at which your forum will work from.

Because you mention "i have a big forum and big website that dapend on my server" then running this sort of operation on your home PC (Windows) is not recommended as Windows is prone to crashing, as you have just found out and would be a worry for any sort of critical server operation.

Linux however is another ball game entirely and is very stable and reliable in a web server situation. XAMPP can be used on a linux box but LAMPP (Linux Apache mySQL php Pearl) is an integral part of most linux distros and is the preferred server setup for critical applications.

Have you tried a free hosted alternative or even a cheap hosted server? Cheap as in only a few bucks a month (the price of a cup of coffee) gets you a reliable shared hosting service these days. As credit cards are usually required for payment to a hosting company there is often an age barrier to this method, 18 being the usual age condition for CC ownership. Parents though often come to the rescue on this point. ;)

Post more info if you want more help on your crash issue. :)

PostPosted: 09. July 2006 20:26
by Ben Phelps
Thanks. I did the backup just before about an hour so it is in good.
But i get 2 errors
( EORROR: MySQL service not started [-1] )
Apache won't start. Says Running and then goes away
I did port check and all ports are free.

If i could get the mysql databases working i could host the forum with a different server.



Diese Eingabeforderung nicht waehrend des Running beenden
Bitte erst bei einem gewollten Shutdown schliessen
Please close this command only for Shutdown
Apache 2 is starting ...
apache.exe: Syntax error on line 42 of C:/Documents and Settings/Ben Phelps/Desk
top/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory

Apache konnte nicht gestartet werden
Apache could not be started
Press any key to continue . . .
Terminate batch job (Y/N)?



Diese Eingabeforderung nicht waehrend des Running beenden
Please dont close Window while MySQL is running
MySQL is trying to start
Please wait ...
MySQL is starting with mysql\bin\my.cnf (console)
060709 14:33:08 [ERROR] Can't find messagefile 'C:\Program Files\xampp\mysql\sha
060709 14:33:08 [ERROR] Aborting

MySQL konnte nicht gestartet werden
MySQL could not be started
Press any key to continue . . .


idk if these will help but i post them anyways

PostPosted: 09. July 2006 21:14
by Ben Phelps
I got it working.

Thanks Ben Phelps

PostPosted: 10. July 2006 00:44
by Izzy
Ben Phelps wrote:I got it working.

Thanks Ben Phelps
Ben, how did you get it working?
Posting your fix helps others that might have a similar problem and who search the forums for an answer. ;)