Migration to new server: can no longer see articles

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Migration to new server: can no longer see articles

Postby nicollb » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:15 pm

OJS: 2.0.2
OS: Redhat ES4

We recently moved our OJS (2.0.2) installation to a new server; copied the database (mysql), the ojs directory and the ojs-files to the new server in the same locations as before.

Now - for the public view, one can see the table of contents, but the html produces an empty page; Also, for the administrations side: all of the management pages for Editor, Section Editor, etc generate empty pages.

The old box was Apache 1, the new is Apache 2; I believe we also moved from a MySQL v3 to v4.

How does one migrate to a new server successfully?

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Postby asmecher » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:42 pm

Hi nicollb,

Two things to check:
  • Make sure you're able to see error messages if there are any; these will help determine the problem. Set display_errors to E_ALL in php.ini, restart the web server, and try viewing the site again.
  • Check to make sure file permissions are set properly. The web server user (typically www-data or nobody) needs to be able to read and write files in the following directories:
    • OJS files directory (as configured in php.ini)
    • public directory
    • cache directory
    • cache/t_compile directory
    • cache/t_cache directory
    • cache/_db directory
    • cache/t_config directory

Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team

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