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Change Mysql user password and database


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2 August 2009 at 8:40am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi ya Ive been try to change my mysql user and password. I have set a new user up fine but when i change the _config.php to the new credentials I get a error..

First off I copy'd the database to a new name and created a new user with full priv's to access this new database..
changing the _config.php file and hitting db/build?flush=1 cause 20 odd tables to be created, and loosing all mycontent. the db is a exact cp. untill SS updates the tables and makes some more blank tables and not using the original ones. the making of the new 20 odd table could be a red herring as it blog tables mainly that are created..

Ive also tried to change just the user and pass to the old DB I get a SS error page and are unable to access the site..

if anyone knows the correct procedure for this please shed some light on it..




3 August 2009 at 10:56am Community Member, 2 Posts

Yes _config.php is the only place for the mysql credentials.
I was getting my databases in a muddle..
All working fiine now.



27 April 2013 at 10:53am Community Member, 18 Posts

Just in order to help people having the same problem as me - in silverstripe 3.0 the database user and password is in the file _ss_environment.php, the database in mysite/_config.php.
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