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    hi

    i just want to know if it is OK to install a test forum using my licensed copy

    i mean i have my own site

    but i want a test forum to test the hacks and my modifications

  • #2
    Originally posted by Delmon
    hi

    i just want to know if it is OK to install a test forum using my licensed copy

    i mean i have my own site

    but i want a test forum to test the hacks and my modifications
    Yes you can do this.

    The rules are:
    It must be for testing purposes only.
    It must not be publicly accessible.
    Do something like .htaccess protect the forums directory or remove all permissions from unregistered group and close registration.
    Name your forums directory something like 'testvb' so it can be seen as a test board when it calls home.

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    • #3
      You may install a test board but it must remain private. It's best to place it in a folder called "testvb" or something along those lines so that the vBulletin staff knows it's just a test board.

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      • #4
        Looks like vBR beat me to it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Radon3k
          Looks like vBR beat me to it.
          Only just

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Delmon
            hi

            i just want to know if it is OK to install a test forum using my licensed copy

            i mean i have my own site

            but i want a test forum to test the hacks and my modifications
            if you install it locally on your pc testing hack would be faster and you can install as much test forums as you want then
            The price of freedom is eternal vigilance!
            - Thomas Jefferson

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            • #7
              License agreement:
              If you have a valid licence, you may set up an additional test forum in order to test code, template and database modifications. To make this clear to us and our licence verification procedures, place it in a directory called 'testvb' and be sure to password protect it. It must not be accessible by the general public.
              --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
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              • #8
                Originally posted by filburt1
                License agreement:
                Ok quick question. I was in the process of creating a test server online like suggested. I called it testvb and dropped all the files into it. I got this error when installing it.

                Database error in vBulletin Installer :
                Invalid SQL: CREATE TABLE access (
                userid int(10) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
                forumid smallint(5) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
                accessmask smallint(5) unsigned DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL
                )
                mysql error: Table 'access' already exists
                mysql error number: 1050


                During the install process I got a message saying that the database already existed. Im guessing it was playing off my existing one? I chose not to delete the database because of this.

                Can anybody help me out with this?

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                • #9
                  Yep, you are trying to install over the old database -- DON'T DO THIS! Heh, edit the config file and change it to point to a different database... If you only get one database on your hosting account, you won't be able to do this.
                  "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
                  "Before you critisize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you critisize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."
                  Utopia Software - Current Software: Utopia News Pro (news management system)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CeleronXT
                    Yep, you are trying to install over the old database -- DON'T DO THIS! Heh, edit the config file and change it to point to a different database... If you only get one database on your hosting account, you won't be able to do this.

                    Never in my life was I happier to NOT hit the big red button.

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                    • #11
                      thanks all

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