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Login Problems When Moving To A New Server

43 posts
Thu Jul 09, 15 8:40 AM CST
I have recently upgraded to a new server.

I followed the directions to export data and import the data to the new installation.

Currently this server is not online. I'd like to make sure it works 100% before putting it online.

Right now I cannot log into the admin part of Photo Cart using any of the administrator logins and passwords.

I can't login to anyone's galleries using their access codes.

When I attempt to login to the admin, it simply refreshes the screen with the login screen. When I try to login to a gallery I get a "Restricted Access Portraits" message.

I thought it might be a blocked port, so I temporarily disabled the firewall, no luck.

What else can I try?

---- Update ----

I discovered that the admin login problem was a issue of incorrect permissions on the sessions folder. Now I can login with no problem. I can also login to a gallery, however, now when I view the thumbnails they aren't there. Using the magnifying glass I can see them, but they are otherwise invisible. I tried to change permissions on the photos folder but that doesn't work. Any ideas?
Edited Thu Jul 09, 15 9:20 AM by Larry McHugh
269 posts
Thu Jul 09, 15 9:37 AM CST
Verify the stuff in your setup.php is correct for the new server. If the $setup['photo_cart_folder'], $setup['path'] and/or $setup['url'] are incorrect, the site will display but some images stuff will show as broken links, especially in the Admin when looking at galleries.

You can use View Source (or right-click Inspect Element) to see what the actual image URLs are. I bet the URLs being generated are incorrect for the server.

Also, are you using an IP address to access the local server? If so, you'll need to override $setup['url'] to use that IP address (otherwise, the generated URLs will contain a domain name which is NOT mapping to your offline server).
Edited Thu Jul 09, 15 9:40 AM by Dave's Uploader
15,021 posts (admin)
Thu Jul 09, 15 1:29 PM CST
Also check in Settings -> Gallery & Image Layout that the display type for the thumbnails is set to standard and not encrypted.
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43 posts
Fri Jul 10, 15 12:44 PM CST
Tim -

I assume you mean the Image Display choice under Gallery & Image Layout. That is currently set at "Encrypting file script". If
I change it to "Standard thumbnail" I get a MYSQL error:

MYSQL ERROR: Incorrect integer value: '' for column 'disable_home' at row 1

Query: UPDATE pc_settings SET thumb_style='0' , display_image_type='1' , disable_home='' , hide_expired_gallery='1' , home_page_limit='1' , homr_page_my_pictures='' , gallery_style='1' , gallery_list='1' , galleries_per_page='20' , gallery_per_row='3' , gal_rows='4' , gallery_show_date='1' , show_expire_date='1' , gallery_show_num_images='1' , gallery_show_id='' , hide_img_id='1' , show_image_name='' , zoom_allow_np='' , gal_search_filename='' , gal_search_title='1' , gal_search_keys='1' , gal_search_descr='1' , gal_display_keywords='' , gal_search_type='0' , thumb_layout='


' , gal_show_image_name='1' , thumb_max_file_name='20' , in_gal_slideshow='1' , slideshow_seconds='5'

The setting doesn't change from "Encrypting file script". Any thoughts on how to correct this?
269 posts
Fri Jul 10, 15 1:32 PM CST
Looks like your MySQL server is running in STRICT mode which is not supported by Photo Cart. You'll need to disable STRICT mode...
43 posts
Fri Jul 10, 15 1:47 PM CST
You were correct. The server was indeed in STRICT mode. I changed the Gallery & Image Layout setting and all is well. Thanks to both of you!
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