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[solved] server error when trying to copy database


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30 March 2011 at 11:10pm Community Member, 89 Posts


when i try to copy my db from localhost to my hosted site, i get this server error:

Server error

Sorry, there was a problem with handling your request.

i checked the _config and the dbhost, pw/login, db name etc. were all changed to match the ones on the new db.

any help?


31 March 2011 at 5:27am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

could read the faq for some debugging methods and that may shed some light on it...


31 March 2011 at 7:29am (Last edited: 31 March 2011 7:30am), Community Member, 89 Posts

so it was the infamous mysql table names: CamelCase vs. lowercase...

just to reiterate again:
on windows, mysql's tablenames are all lowercase. when copying the database to a ss installation on a linux server, where the table names are CamelCase, very bad things happen. :)

i think this should be at least addressed more broadly by the ss team. i spend hours to debug...


31 March 2011 at 9:17am Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

Running dev/build does rename tables to the right case.


31 March 2011 at 9:44pm Community Member, 89 Posts

not with me.
of course, after copying the db dev/build was the first thing i did... even before trying to view the site... :)

btw: how would ss know how to rename the tables?? from lowercase to CamelCase?


31 March 2011 at 9:57pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

well it does have this hidden away in the docs... that mentions...

"Left-click the gauge, then select MySQL -> my.ini. At the very bottom of the file, and add the following to a new line (without the quotes): "lower_case_table_names = 2". Save the file, close Notepad and left-click the gauge, and selected 'Restart all services'. This is used to ease the transition between a Windows-based install and a Linux-based install where case-sensitivity is important."

maybe it could detect windows and make this a requirement during install?


31 March 2011 at 10:06pm Community Member, 89 Posts

yeah, i found it as well after searching the forum (after i identified the problem).
and after changing it, it had no effect.

now, after a second thought - of course - it can only work when you create the db after the change... stupid me... :D