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  • My VPS is using cpanel X with fantastico. I was prompted to upgrade my wordpress today from 1.5.2 to 2.0.2 by fantastico. When I attempted the upgrade. My site now has the “It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.” tag, but when I click on it, it tells me that it is already installed. So I downloaded the backup that fantastico created, and attempted to reintall the backup – but this causes the same issues. I noticed when I drop all of the tables in phpmyadmin, it forces the install again, but after the install, when I restore the database, it causes the install.php prompt again – So I’m sure that it’s the database. I really need the database, as my last backup was 2 weeks ago and there is important user info. What Can I do to fix this?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Firstly ignore fantastico from here. It may be good for an initial install but never for upgrades.

    Get your database backup.
    Copy it and put the copy somewhere safe.

    Apart from wp-config.php, delete what is inside
    and the wp- files at the site root.
    Do NOT delete /wp-content

    Download 2.0.2 from the link at the top of the page.
    Upload the new files into their respective directories with an FTP client.

    You should have an install that looks just about the same on the server.

    Drop the database tables.
    Restore the tables from your backup

    Then run
    and all should go well.

    I you are at all unsure about the above, ask 🙂
    But please do not use Fantastico for upgrading.

    Thank you. That did it. I agree about fantastico, I work for a webhosting company and have seen this problem a ton of times before. Kinda of jsut curious what caused it, but I figured it out with the backup.sql – which was actually a backup of the new sql file not the orginal – so I just rewrote the tables to match my users. Thank you again.

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