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Started by on Nov 04, 2016 – Contents updated: Nov 12, 2016

Nov 04, 2016 14:24    

RE: http://forums.b2evolution.net/503-issue-on-upgrade-6-7-6-and

All the install seemed to work fine until it prompts to update the database, then it went to a 503 ERROR with the instruction to wait a few minutes and refresh.

Reading the source and removing the umaintenance file took me to what looks like the install page saying the database needed updating from 11805 to 11810

All exactly the same as in the previous post, so I installed via ftp as before and all went well.

The curiosity, apart form the failure is that the [/install/index.php] was a dead page ??

Nov 05, 2016 21:47

Again this is missing a screenshot.

That 503 was probably NOT generated by b2evolution but by your webhost.

Again, the solution is to re-run the installer before removing the maintenance lock until the installer finishes correctly and removes the maintenance file itself.

Nov 07, 2016 15:02

Thanks again Francois, I'll take screen shots if it happens at the next auto but the text of the 503 ERROR page instructs to check the page source, which, in turn, has instructions to delete the i or u maintenance files ?? I can't see how the host would create such a file.

Nov 08, 2016 15:30

This is exactly why I am asking for a screenshot! So I can recognize which one it is without back and forth questioning.

SO you wrote:

All the install seemed to work fine until it prompts to update the database,

At this point you need to click on a button to update the database. Did you click that button? Did that exact button lead you to the 503 page you mention or did you click somewhere else?

Nov 10, 2016 00:45

Hi Just tried another website from 6.7.4 to 6.7.8 with similar problem, so I imagine it is my end.

I'm not too fussed about it as I will just ftp the whole 6.7.8 later, so please don't feel the need to answer promptly

The first problem is the 500 error, which seems to be my server, there is still the [umaintenance,html]
I get a 500 error with a note that there is a 404 error at http:rogerlovejoy.net/blog/install/index.php
If I go the the root of the blog http:rogerlovejoy.net/blog I get a 503 error

If I remove the [umaintenance,html]
http:rogerlovejoy.net/blog gives the update database screen but clicking to update the database takes me back to the 500 error with the additional 404

Think that's it :)

Nov 10, 2016 22:38

Not sure what is going on as I removed the install folder, now some 20 hours later I ftp'd the install folder and received the upgrade option and all it worked fine. Maybe the instructions to wait were appropriate; I just thought it meant minutes not hours :)

Will see what happens when 4.8.0 is ready

Thanks

Nov 12, 2016 17:17

The first problem is the 500 error, which seems to be my server, there is still the [umaintenance,html]

Wrong. That's the second problem and not even a real problem. Just the consequence of the first problem.

The first problem is the question you still haven't answered:

All the install seemed to work fine until it prompts to update the database,
At this point you need to click on a button to update the database. Did you click that button? Did that exact button lead you to the 503 page you mention or did you click somewhere else?

Also, your screenshot are only 50% useful if they don't include the URL of the webbrowser.

Nov 12, 2016 21:54

Ok I'm loath to backtrack as both my main domains are fine now. Will see what happens when I do a 6.8.0 auto and log the results with screen shots with urls next time.

The problem is that I try to resolve the problems before I have recorded all the unwanted/unexpected screen outputs and then can't remember them well enough it seems.

Sorry to have put you through so much trouble

Thanks


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