[joomla] reconnect to mysql database
scott at wolpow.com
Wed Oct 6 20:18:02 EDT 2010
Does the old DB have any data?
Or did you use it for the new install and choose the "install without
If so I think you may have lost the data.
Where do you host?
On 10/6/2010 8:09 PM, Paul Elliott wrote:
> The site was hacked and riddled with bad code that showed up on the front-end (the owner never changed their login info).
> I proceeded to install a new instance with the latest version of Joomla (i did not throw away the old version).
> I also set it up with the same mysql database.
> When i opened the new install, i couldn't see any of the data in the admin or front-end.
> Now that i am looking in phpadmin, i don't see any of his customers user info or any of his articles.
> On Oct 6, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Mark Simko wrote:
>>> I'm browsing bak_users in phpadmin, all i see is the super admin.
>>> When i first started working on this a few days ago, i did a new install and assigned it to the previous mysql database during install.
>>> Could that have erased any of the data?
>> There's the problem. Your tables are using bak_ as a prefix. Make sure
>> that you set that in the configuration file. It's probably set to jos_.
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