phpBB error

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#1

I backed up my phpBB database & files tonight and was testing something out with the photo album.

I disable the boards while I was doing it and now I cannot “un” disable them. I can log in. I have gone in the admin control panel and it says the boards ARE enabled. I even went to mysql and it shows them enabled.

But as you can see, when you go to the boards it says they boards are not available at this time. I restored older databases and even they give the same message. Then I reuploaded the back up files, but STILL I get the message.

http://www.newoutriders.com/index.php

I have all of the current phpBB boards and mods. I have tried to enable, disable the boards via the admin panel and mysql. I have dumped the database and restored an older one. I have deleted every single file and restored them.

I have almost 50,000 posts on that board. No one at phpBB can seem to figure out what is wrong.

Does anyone have any clue? So far, I have spent 6 hours trying to figure this out. Im dying here.


#2

It’s a while since I modded for phpBB but try going to the config table on your db and searching for something with board/forum/closed in it. Try and find the row and value that says if the board is closed.

After downloading it, the value you are looking for is board_closed and should be set to 0.

Try turning gzip off as well.

EDIT: A quick a dirty way to stop the message is go to the end of common.php and comment out these lines
if( $board_config[‘board_disable’] && !defined(“IN_ADMIN”) && !defined(“IN_LOGIN”) )
{
message_die(GENERAL_MESSAGE, ‘Board_disable’, ‘Information’);
}


#3

how strange.

Yes the database already was set to 0 & gzip was already turned off.

Your quick and dirty trick did work, however…and i DO appreciate the tip as the boards are at least online…

but hmmmmmmm…what is causing this…sadly, not even the phpBB people can tell me.


#4

Maybe there is another row with the same value. If there aren’t keys on the table it will allow duplicate values. Try looking for duplicate values.
You aren’t referencing a test db is another thing you should look for. If you do things offline and then transfer the files online, and forget to change settings perhaps?


#5

Yes, I used an online test database & yes I changed the values to the new site in the database.