Fewture

Game stopped during power outage now DB is corrupted?

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Hey Folks,

I was playing on the Exile server I've had set up for a while. The power flickered and my box shut down. When I restarted the game, I kept getting the ghost spawn weeds. I figured something got corrupted by the abrupt shutdown, so I cleared the all the tables in the DB. No change. I've re-run my Exile SQL to repopulate the DB. No change.

I'm no expert, but I've been running the server for about a year and I cant figure out what is going on. Any suggestions?

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some of the actual files could have been corrupt, if you have backups, readd to the server, reupload exileserver files, mission pbo etc

verify arma3server files

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Hello Fewture,

I know it will not help you now, what I do, is my my Exile start-up batch file, I make a copy of the DB every time the server reboots.  So in the worse case, you lose just one session of 'stuff'.

I also have a backup directory which mirrors the real ones (sorta), in which I put all modified files such as the exile-server-config.pbo.

This way, if something should 'blow-up' like with you, or like a stupid mistake as I have made, I can 'un-do' that mistake in seconds.

 

But the chance of your DB being corrupt is slim....it is possible though.

A good 'test' is to change your steam id in the db to, as an example, 76xxx to 77xxx, then log in.  Exile will 'see you' as a new player.  Make sure you change ALL OF THEM!

 

If it works, then you know most things are 'working'.  You then go back and change the 77 back to a 76.

 

This is a 'quick and dirty' way to test the DB.

 

Good luck!

:)

 

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Thanks for the response guys. Here is where I am at:

I deleted the exile server folder. I verified all my Arma files through steam. Everything is legit.

I created a new server file, copied the arma server files, the exile mod files, and the exile server files. Fixed the extdb.ini

I deleted the entire DB then repopulated it with the exile.sql file. The tables are there but are empty. Totally cherry.

When I log into the server, I am STILL getting weeds. When I check the DB for account or player, it is blank. No entries.

I am at my wits end.  Thoughts?

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Hello,

 

You should have NEVER deleted those files!  Let's say a setting got 'changed' in the ini file.  You fixed it, then you restore everything back.  NEVER DELETE WITHOUT BACKING-UP FIRST!!!  NEVER!

As you know or may not know, TYPICALLY, the 'weeds' thing is Exile not speaking to the DB/DB not responding to Exile.  And typically, this is a setting issue.

 

#1 - Try using the 32 or 64 which ever your NOT currently using.

#2 - Make sure you're using ExtDB2 and NOT ExtDB3 - Some people on here have reported 'issues', I do not know if they have resolved those issues or not.

#3 - Read this post.  This guy has the same issue (sorta).  It will point you to things to do/try.  See: 

:)

 

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Unfurnatelly, weed error is like a shit. It could be anything. I was stucked too much time with it. In my case, i've tested a lot of things, re-donwloaded exile and arma 3 dedicated server again, started all fresh again and stills get this error. And i didn't get any rtp, or extdb errors logs =(

On my case, i realized that i'm not using the database name as exile. I've changed it to exilenew, and even changed all confs to exilenew, it still don't works =P
So, i changed all back to exile databasename, and for my happiness and luck, the weed error was gone. So I rename dtabase, and restore my old database, it still works.

I don't knew the reason, but if i try use another database name different from exile it don't works.

Could be stupid, but are you using exile as database name? If not, try change.

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if you look at the exile.sql file it actually says in there

CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS `exile` /*!40100 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 */;
USE `exile`;

so you can either change that to something else, OR just delete that from the sql file

then it should import fine,

As long as your extdb-conf.ini matches things, then things should work regardless of the db name, also if your not using root user/pass to access the db, it wont allow connection. you would need to create a new ussername/pass and give it permissions to the new db.

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