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Old 31st October 2006, 14:21
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Arrow Recovering a server. (Ubuntu)

I have been running my server with the ISPConfig perfect setup for Ubuntu 6.06 64bit since July.
And well, I did the fatal mistake of dist-upgrade my server, which resulted in server stopped working, I found out it is related to me running 64bit on Intel and not AMD.

I gave up trying to fix it and decided to reinstall running 32bit instead, so I followed the Ubuntu 6.10 Perfect setup, and installed latest version of ISPConfig
I have mysql dumps of my databases, and a backup copy of /var/www and /home
The server only had 1 site with 4 mail users.

What is the easiest or quickest aproach to restore the site, mail and user details?

Should I just import the db_ispconfig sql dump, and then restore the files in /var/www?

Or is there more to it?
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Old 31st October 2006, 15:05
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Hello,
i had the same Problem yesterday i fixed it that way:

put your /srv/var/ files where they belong (the files of your homepage).
And create a databse named ispconfig, in which you dump your backup of the old isp tables.
Then install ispconfig, and give him this database information. Isp regcognizes that there are webs customers etc and you can use thema as before .

Plz keep your backups i can give you no garrantie

In my Case it worked perfect
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Old 31st October 2006, 15:50
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Hmm, I already installed Ispconfig.

Did your method create the nessesary DNS entries, user accounts etc?
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Old 31st October 2006, 15:57
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yes because this information is stored in the database !

in my case isp was installed but i lost the "home" directory, so i uninstalled, kept the database and the files stored in /var/www/webxxx/ and reinstalled.

I gave the ISP Installer, the existing domain and it runs as before =)
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Old 31st October 2006, 16:33
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Interesting, the reason I wonder is that I know ISPConfig created entries in /etc/passwd

But of course I forgot to backup that part before reinstalling.

Did you wipe the drive before installing again? or how did you "Uninstall"?

I had a complete Wipe, so only thing I still have are the SQL dumps, the Home directory(Not used by ISPConfig) and the /var/www (Containing webs, and user Maildir)
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Old 31st October 2006, 20:38
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Is there perhaps a developer here who knows how ISP config behaves when importing an existing database into a clean system?

Does it create all the nessesary directories and entries in files?

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Brian.
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