upgrade disaster

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upgrade disaster

Postby shier-jones » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:27 am

I upgraded from 2-0.1 to 2.0.2 today using the command line method and it lost all my journal entries and now I can't make submissions to the journal
HELP Please
I dont mind having lost the files.. as long as I can find some way of re-entering the data !

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Re: upgrade disaster

Postby asmecher » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:56 pm

Hello shier-jones,

The upgrade script does not delete any files or database entries; it does update some database entries, but very few, and nothing that would cause entries to disappear as you described (unless there is a major undiscovered bug). This means you should be OK if we can figure out what happened.

I need more information to determine the problem, but my suspicion is that it's a permissions issue in the files dir.

- Did you receive any error messages during the upgrade process?
- Have you checked the file permissions on the OJS files dir (and its contents) to ensure that the webserver has sufficient permissions to access it?
- With all warnings and notices enabled in php.ini (error_reporting = E_ALL), are any messages displayed when you attempt to use OJS or submit a new article?

If none of this helps, please describe the problems you're having in more detail.



upgrade failure

Postby shierjones » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:18 am

No error messages were generated, and the file permissions seem ok.
What actually happens is that when I select 'author' nothing actually happens - I don't get sent to the pages that begin the submission process.
I have no idea why not.
Similarly, there is now no record of the articles which were about to be assigned to a copy editor.. The system seems to have no record of any files in review, or editing or any other part of the system.

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