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Fatal errors after restoring back-up (11 posts)

  1. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I use WP via Netfirms and was trying to upgrade from 1.5 to 2.0.x. Unfortunately, I failed to do that but was able to restore my back-up.

    Couple of problems now:

    The categories don't appear anymore. Instead, the code is visible on my site (e.g., WordPress database error: [Unknown column 'category_count' in 'field list']
    SELECT cat_ID, cat_name, category_nicename, category_description, category_parent, category_count FROM wp_categories WHERE cat_ID > 0 ORDER BY cat_name asc)

    Also, I cannot get into my admin pages any longer. I get this error message:

    Warning: main(/mnt/w0510/d21/s41/U0000c5K/www/italofile.com/nfblog/cp/wp-includes/cache.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /mnt/w0510/d21/s41/U0000c5K/www/italofile.com/nfblog/cp/wp-settings.php on line 108

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required '/mnt/w0510/d21/s41/U0000c5K/www/italofile.com/nfblog/cp/wp-includes/cache.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/nf/lib/php') in /mnt/w0510/d21/s41/U0000c5K/www/italofile.com/nfblog/cp/wp-settings.php on line 108

    Help me! I just sent out some work-related lit that points to my site. You can see it here:
    http://missadventures.netfirms.com/italofile.com/nfblog/

    Thanks!
    Melanie

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Did you backup the database before trying the upgrade? Seems like you have 1.5 WP files running against a 2.x database (at a guess).

  3. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I did backup before the upgrade.

    It is likely that 1.5 files are running against 2.0, but I don't know what files to get rid of (if that is what I need to do). I restored the 1.5 backup and want to go back to 1.5 because I can't get 2.0 to work.

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    A backup is comprised of two pieces:
    1) Your php files
    2) The Database data.

    Did BOTH of those get backed up and subsequently restored?
    Or was it just the files?

  5. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I followed the WP instructions for backup. The way I did my backup was to go via the plugin for 1-click backup. I was under the impression that backed up eveything - database data and php files. But it is possible that is where the error lies. I don't think I know how to restore the php files. If you know, please advise. Thanks!

  6. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I should also add that I followed the WP instructions for restoring my site, and it only required uploading the datafiles through the phpAdmin. I thought that would reload the php files, too.

  7. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey,

    I do have a backup of both. Any way to downgrade?

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sounds like you already restored the database (that's the phpMyAdmin bit you mentioned) so now you'll just want to restore the files.

  9. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Can you suggest how to restore the files? I think I basically overwrote all of my previous files with 2.0, so should I just download 1.5 and re-upload its folders to overwrite the 2.0 files? What are the main files that would change? It seems that the problems lie with wp-config.php, wp-settings.php, wp-login.php and cache.php. But when I try to overwrite only those files new problems seem to pop up.

    Thanks for all your help. Hopefully this thread will help others down the line, too!

  10. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you backed up the files before you tried the upgrade, those are the files you want to copy back up to your site (aka restore).

    wp-config.php is THE file you do NOT want to lose track of. Make sure you don't overwrite it with a default/dummy one.

  11. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks. The other problem I have is that those four main files I listed above (and some others) are listed in two places - under the main directory, then drilled down to the cp directory. So, I don't know which to change/restore Uggggh! I think I'm too far gone for this to work...

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