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[SOLVED] Database Restore - Atahualpa Settings gone (total panic...)


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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:24 AM
Fux
 
142 posts · Apr 2009
[SOLVED] Database Restore - Atahualpa Settings gone (total panic...)

Hi,
I've had to move to a new database. So what I did was
1. put WP in maintenance
2. export database via PHPMySQL
3. Import into new Database via PHPMySQL
4. reconfigure wp-config.
5. exit maintenance mode

The result: The design has changed a lot. After a first panic attack I realized that Atahualpa (I am using 3.7.7) has gone back to a very old revision of my design that is at least 6 months old.

What could have happened? Does Ata still store all the variables in the DB (I remember there has been a change in the way it handles its design settings a while ago)? Or have they moved to a separate text file? I am at a total loss and have no idea how to fix this. Unfortunately, the old database seems to be broken now as well. It is possible, though, that while importing to the new databse (had to do it in small packages) I switched to the old database (in a separate window) to check something and the import to the new DB actually went to the old one (some strange PHPMySQL-behaviour - never open it in separate windows...).
So, of course I got backups, but obviously they don't work. Could there be anything wrong with the character set?

Or what? Please help me. Thank you.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:32 AM
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23,757 posts · Mar 2009
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First - check to see if Atahualpa is the selected theme.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:47 AM
Fux
 
142 posts · Apr 2009
Thank you. It is the selected theme.

As far as I can see the settings (in the wp_options table) really are very old. That makes no sense, I make daily backups. Could that be legacy data? Where does Atahualpa store the style data?

Update: Yes, just checked it. The current Atahualpa version is the latest I used (3.7.7), but the custom data (e.g. CSS inserts) is a YEARS old set. I checked in the the SQL file and it seems to match. How can this happen?

Last edited by Fux; Oct 31, 2012 at 04:51 AM. Reason: fiexd a typo
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Atahualpa stores it's options in the database in a single row of the wp-options table.
Do you have a complete database backup - ie all in one file?
where are you located and do you skype?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:58 AM
Fux
 
142 posts · Apr 2009
I sent you a PM.

Update: Oh and yes: All in one file. Sorry for the panic but this is really important for me.

Last edited by Fux; Oct 31, 2012 at 05:01 AM.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 05:11 AM
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did not get the PM
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