Running movable type 2.6 on two websites hosted by dreamhost using berkelydb not mysql.
It appears the Debian upgrade killed my 2 sites; comments are down as is any ability to login. happily the content remains.
Movabletype covers this problem in this post:
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/docs/mtmanual_troubleshooting.html#i changed hosts, and now i can’t log in to movable type.
Basically, I have to go through every file in the db folder of each site and do this:
Now that you have determined which db_dump program to use (either db_dump or db_dump185), you can dump all of the data from your old DBM files and load it into new versions of those files. To do that, try the following (substitute db_dump185 instead of db_dump, if necessary):
$ db_dump -f author.db.data author.db
$ mv author.db author.db.old
$ db_load -f author.db.data author.db
$ chmod 666 author.db
You will need to run these four commands for each file in your db directory whose name ends in .db or .idx. After you have done so, you’re done, and Movable Type should now work.
This really sucks. Anyone know if there is a faster workaround here? Anyone been in touch with Dreamhost support yet about it?