Deleted /var/www

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by wpwood3, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. wpwood3

    wpwood3 New Member

    I was trying to delete one of my websites via ISPConfig and it deleted the ENTIRE /var/www directory!

    I have backups of all of my webdata but ISPConfig is not working correctly.
    Here's what I plan to do. Please let me know if there's something I missing.

    1) Uninstall ISPConfig (using the uninstaller)

    2) Remove the conf files in /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts

    3) Reinstall ISPConfig

    4) Re-create my website in ISPConfig

    5) Restore my website data

    Is there anything I'm missing?
     
  2. wpwood3

    wpwood3 New Member

    update

    Ok I have done the following:
    - restored: /var/www
    - reinstalled ISPConfig
    - recreated my 2 webs in ISPConfig (empty so far, no data yet)

    The first problem I ran into was that whenever I try to recreate my email users in ISPConfig it says they already exist. As a result, I looked in /etc/group and /etc/passwd and deleted the old users.

    Unfortunately, ISPConfig still will not let me create these users again. I assume ISPConfig read the group & passwd files when I installed it? At that time the users still existed there. Or, mabe there is another userlist somewhere that I am unaware of. Postfix? Dovecot?

    How do I create these users again?
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2007
  3. wpwood3

    wpwood3 New Member

    Some progress...

    I executed the following command and it found and deleted my old users:
    Code:
     
    pwck
    
    Unfortunately, ISPConfig still says they exist and will not let me create them.

    I tried a reboot but, it did not help.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2007
  4. flummi

    flummi New Member

    As far as I know, the old users from the previous install are stored in /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/users (to prevent that a user is created twice).
    Delete the users that you want to create from that file.
     
  5. wpwood3

    wpwood3 New Member

    THANK YOU!!!
    :D
     
  6. wpwood3

    wpwood3 New Member

    Life is good!

    Backups are restored and we're back in business.

    flummi's input was the one key thing I was missing.

    Thanks again!

    However, I fear there is a bug in ISPConfig.
    Read my thread about /etc/group
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2007
  7. apalgoel

    apalgoel New Member

    How to restore /var/www

    HI buddy,

    I did the same mistake and I reallllllly need your help. I have taken the backups of my latest databases as I did the backup of my files+database one month back. Once all things will be well I will be restoring my files and then connect them with the latest database.
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    If you have a backup of /var/www, just restore it. Make sure you prevent permissions.
     

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