Site Restoration

#13340 "Database connection error (2): Could not connect to MySQL."

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Environment Information

PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

Latest post by nicholas on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:12 CDT

Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Yes
Have I searched the tickets before posting? Yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? No
Joomla! version: 2.6.2
PHP version: (5.3 I think)
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (latest pro)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (used restore within programme..)

Description of my issue:

I have restored an archive, and all seems to be ok - site files appear via FTP and the full database is there. But the site is telling me:

"Database connection error (2): Could not connect to MySQL."

I've double checked the database settings in configuration.php - nothing has changed and they all still work, and I can connect to the database using those details thru PHPMyAdmin

Akeeba Staff
I am not sure why you closed this ticket before I reply? The error message means that your configuration.php file wasn't written properly when you restored your site. You will have to edit it manually and update the database connection information in there. Or redo the restoration.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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