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Two BitNami Installs, Lost my site

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Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

Ok, I am new to WP and BitNami so I hope I give enough information.

I installed on my Windows 7 computer BitNami & WP. I completed my site, got the hosting set up, ftp set up and got another call for another site. A friend of mine said I could have two BitNami installs as long as I gave the second install a different port number. I gave it 81 and moved on.

Everything was going well until I tried to export my first site. when I use http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin in my browser, I get a white screen. Can’t access either of them now.

I am sure this is my fault. I should have waited until I exported my first site then started fresh, but I’m Irish..

I am sick over this, lots of hours put into this first site and I don’t want to lose it. Any direction would be appreciated.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Are you trying to export your blog from the first installation to the second one? or once you installed the second instance you can not access to the first one? Sorry not sure what is your exact problem. Check the Windows services that are started and check that the URLs are correct (including or not the 81 port)

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

I can’t get access to the first one.

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

I should add that before I installed the second instance of BitNami, I made a backup copy of my site on an external drive. I tried copying the WP files to the original location and I still can’t see my site. I have been messing around with the files in the original directory enough to think it is never coming back.

So, is there a way I can change the localhost to look at the files in the external drive so I can see it and get to the dashboard?

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

Can I launch it from within that back-up directory somewhere?

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

You should move your backup to the previous directory and try to start the servers again. You have a quick guide about how to create a full backup and restore it at http://wiki.bitnami.com/Native_Installers_Quick_Start_Guide#How_can_I_create_a_full_backup_of_a_Stack.3f

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

by backup I mean I copied the directory, I didn’t use a utility of any kind. does that matter?
Also, when I try to copy it back to the original directory, I get a message that says some files are in use by another program. I have nothing else open. Is that because the services are running?

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

Ok. I stopped the wordpressApache & wordpressMySQL services and then I was able to copy the entire directory into the original location. I tried to launch it again using http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/ and I get “Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at localhost.”

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

I found where to start/stop the servers. Sorry, my mind went right to services. The MySQL Database is running, but the Apache Web Server will not start. I highlight it and click on Start and it tries, but goes back to Stopped. Now what?

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

I found that my two directories were not the same, only different by an “_”. I found the http.conf and found every instance of the path and corrected it. Now both apache & mySQL are both running, but now I get 403 Forbidden. Isn’t that usually an authentication issue?

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

I’m still working on this in case someone has some ideas..

 
Avatar dragonfly66 10 post(s)

I quit. I’m rebuilding it. Thanks for trying.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Sorry about that. Post if you continue having the problem.

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