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#35231 Restore not possible - ParseError — syntax error, unexpected 'if' (T_IF), expecting ')'

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I try to restore a WP website and gettig this error:

ParseError — syntax error, unexpected 'if' (T_IF), expecting ')'

/home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/database/driver/pdo.php::L428

 

#0 [internal function]: _angifw_autoloader('ADatabaseDriver...')
#1 [internal function]: spl_autoload_call('ADatabaseDriver...')
#2 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/database/driver.php(187): class_exists('ADatabaseDriver...')
#3 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/angie/helpers/select.php(404): ADatabaseDriver::getConnectors('mysql')
#4 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/angie/views/database/tmpl/default.php(205): AngieHelperSelect::dbtype('mysqli', 'mysql')
#5 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/view/view.php(499): include('/home/p900/doma...')
#6 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/view/view.php(591): AView->loadAnyTemplate(NULL)
#7 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/view/view.php(538): AView->loadTemplate(NULL)
#8 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/controller/controller.php(548): AView->display()
#9 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/controller/controller.php(553): AController->display()
#10 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/controller/controller.php(510): AController->main()
#11 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/dispatcher/dispatcher.php(263): AController->execute('default')
#12 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/framework/application/application.php(176): ADispatcher->dispatch()
#13 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/index.php(115): AApplication->dispatch()
#14 /home/p900/domains/p900.nl/public_html/005_hooks/installation/index.php(230): mainLoop()
#15 {main}

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

The line referenced in the error message is an empty line for backups taken with Akeeba Backup 7.5.5.1. The message claims there's an "if" statement. Something is wrong in your report. My educated guess is that the effective version of PHP is not 7.4. It's probably 5.2. When ANGIE (the restoration script) runs, the first page shows you a summary of your configuration. At the bottom you can see which version the backed up site was running and which version you are currently running. Please make sure that's 7.4. If not, ask your host to make PHP 7.4 the default version for your site.

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