Blog Crashed: database admin folder cache full? (7 posts)

  1. paulagrech
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh my. I'm a designer and my coder and I were trying to swap out an image for the masthead on a clients blog and blammo! The blog crashed.

    The blog now displays "It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running install.php."

    You click "install.php" and you get:

    "Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."

    The guy who installed WP on the server thinks maybe it
    "has something to do with your database admin folder. my guess is somehow the cache got full. it's done that with me before and given me that screen." (and doesn't think he can fix it)

    I did a few google searches and tried to search this site, but I admit, if the answer was in front of me, I couldn't recognize it.

    So, I am wondering if anyone will have pity on me tonight and at least point me in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance!


  2. dremation
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Check your wp-config file and note the prefix used. Then check your MySql DB and see if the tables are using the same prefix. If not, change your wp-config.php and try loading the blog again.

  3. paulagrech
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you for that answer. I wonder if I could ask you another? Is this a known bug with WP or did something we do cause it? Many Thanks.

  4. dremation
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's not a known bug that I am aware of. And I've been using WP since there first public release.

    I have had troubles when my host provider was "vacuuming" the DB and things got a little screwy. But I don't think in your case that WP is at fault.

  5. paulagrech
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmm. What does vacuuming the DB mean? I'm sorry. I'm not a programmer. Just trying to help a client fix a problem. Vacumming the DB can actually change prefixes?


  6. dremation
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, Vacumming cant change the prefixes. But it could accidently delete a row or table that it thinks is garbage.you have to run VACUUM once in a while to reclaim space from UPDATE and DELETE commands and to perform statistics analyses

  7. paulagrech
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I see, so if we were hitting update and delete a lot, that would fill it up? Starting to make sense now. Thank you!

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