btw in case you're wondering what happened last time...
I'd tried running the updater from 3.2.2 to 3.2.3 several times and it never quite worked. So, having a free weekend, I tried again. This time I went for the full package install rather than the updated files version. However given I'd already tried six times that day, my fat fingers managed to click the wrong button on the FTP client and I deleted the entire theme directory and all the language changes. Oops.
Not to worry, thunked I, I'll just bring back the latest backup from the host. Turned out that was 12 hours old, ideal. But it kept error 500ing :'(
Anyhow after scouring the logs, it turns out that Dreamhost's backup system doesn't backup folders called cache. Fair enough. However phpBB has two folders called cache.
1 - is the cache
2 - is the thing that makes the cache actually work.
BC the second folder was empty, it couldn't load the site until I uploaded the files for that specific folder. Then back to life it came, finally running version 3.2.3
Hope you enjoyed this story.
Anyhow version 3.2.4 came out on Friday... 💥
Last edited by Pete on 18 November 2018 10:51pm - 2 times in total
I am sick of been persicuted by you immature TV Forumers!