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Can't get dev/build to re-build database


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24 October 2010 at 11:06am Community Member, 9 Posts

I'm going through the SS tutorial at the moment and I can't seem to re-build the database when adding a new template for the homepage. I've been trying:

The thing is that the install on my sever doesn't even have a 'dev' directory. The closest thing I can find is 'localhost/sapphire/dev/.

Cheers for any help.


Carbon Crayon

24 October 2010 at 12:27pm (Last edited: 24 October 2010 12:29pm), Community Member, 598 Posts

Hi Tim,

is the site working at all? (EDIT: just checked looks like it's not).

Don't worry about there not being a dev folder, there isn't one, all actions in SS are directed to main.php via the htaccess file. I notice that your SS install isn't in the root of your site, so make sure that line 10 of your .htaccess file reads:

RewriteBase /silverstripe


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24 October 2010 at 2:12pm (Last edited: 24 October 2010 2:18pm), Community Member, 9 Posts

Hey Aram, is working for me, although pretty slow because it's hosted on Mediatemple without being cached — I'm just using as my test server until I get my head around things.

Cheers for explaining the lack on dev folder. Am I adding that line to my root .htaccess folder or the silverstripe folder? What does Rewrite do?


28 October 2010 at 3:28pm Community Member, 9 Posts

Hi Aram, You were probably right about the site not being live. I received an email from MT yesterday saying that they had had problems with Hard drives failing in their servers over the weekend.