Problems after server transfer!!!

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by DCGWS, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    After reading a tutorial here on transfering a server from one box to another, I have several nuisances which are driving me mad.:mad:

    Let me say 1st that my server is working, ISPConfig is working and Apache2 is working, correctly servering pages.


    1st server was Fedora Core 8.

    2nd server Debian Etch

    When dumping the sql dump using command line, it included the mysql database from the first server. I didn't notice this and I imported this dump file using phpmyadmin on the debian box. Well, as you can imgaine, I have issues concerning this.

    Here is what I am getting:

    Access denied for user 'debian-sys-maint'@'localhost' (using password: YES) -- This I have been able to fix inserting the user into the new mysql.user table.

    Now when I try to fix the root user, I get a duplicate key issue.

    This is my error message:
    mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
    error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)'

    2nd issue:

    When I upload files to my webs, they are issued www-data www-data as file ownership.

    Can someone please help me fix this? Also, I cannot start/stop/restart services from ISPConfig control panel anymore.

    NOTE: I have approximately 62 websites on this new box and they are all functioning, so reinstalling the OS/server isn't an option for me.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Take a look here:

    How do you upload the files? With an FTP client?
    Can you start/stop/restart the services on the command line?
    I think the problem might be that the isp_server table contains values for Fedora, but your new system is Debian, so you might have to adjust these values.
  3. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    Mysql Error

    Thanks, Falko for responding.

    I checked the isp_server table and there were a couple of problems there.

    I still have the error when starting mysql, yet I can login to mysql using my root password. I think the problem is with the /etc/password and/or /etc/shadow.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the exact error message?
  5. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
    error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)'
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    ls -l /etc/mysql
  7. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    drwxr-xr-x 2 mysql mysql 4096 2008-02-08 12:02 conf.d
    -rw------- 1 root root 298 2008-02-06 13:14 debian.cnf
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 mysql mysql 1102 2008-01-16 03:57 debian-start
    -rw-r--r-- 1 mysql mysql 3571 2008-02-06 13:17 my.cnf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 mysql mysql 3571 2008-01-16 16:51 my.cnf_old
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in the debian.cnf and the debian-start files?
  9. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    Here is my /etc/mysql/debian-start

    # This script is executed by "/etc/init.d/mysql" on every (re)start.
    # Changes to this file will be preserved when updating the Debian package.
    source /usr/share/mysql/
    MYADMIN="/usr/bin/mysqladmin --defaults-file=/etc/mysql/my.cnf"
    MYUPGRADE="/usr/bin/mysql_upgrade --defaults-extra-file=/etc/mysql/my.cnf"
    MYCHECK="/usr/bin/mysqlcheck --defaults-file=/etc/mysql/my.cnf"
    MYCHECK_SUBJECT="WARNING: mysqlcheck has found corrupt tables"
    MYCHECK_PARAMS="--all-databases --fast --silent"
    # The following commands should be run when the server is up but in background
    # where they do not block the server start and in one shell instance so that
    # they run sequentially. They are supposed not to echo anything to stdout.
    # If you want to disable the check for crashed tables comment
    # "check_for_crashed_tables" out.  
    # (There may be no output to stdout inside the background process!)
    echo "Checking for corrupt, not cleanly closed and upgrade needing tables."
    ) >&2 &
    exit 0
    And this is my /etc/mysql/debian.cnf

    # Automatically generated for Debian scripts. DO NOT TOUCH!
    host     = localhost
    user     = debian-sys-maint
    password = xxxxxxxxx
    socket   = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
    user     = debian-sys-maint
    password = xxxxxxxxx
    socket   = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
    basedir  = /usr

    I should note here that I was having problems with debian-sys-maint user before this particular error. I fixed it by adding a new debian-sys-maint user to the mysql user table.
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    And the password for the debian-sys-maint user is now correct in /etc/mysql/debian.cnf?

    Is the root password listed in my.cnf?
  11. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    NO! Should it be??? and how do I configure that?
  12. DCGWS

    DCGWS New Member

    Ok, googled it and fix it based on your **hint**

    Thanks for your patience, Falko.

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