Settings.dat.php database settings suddenly blank
Anyone know the reason that the database settings in settings.dat.php would suddenly go blank? This happened again today, and it's about the 4th time it has happened over the years, and all on different servers. I could restore easy enough by re-entering credentials, but still don't know why or how it has happened.
A typical reason that would happen is when the server disk is full. When that happens and the settings file is opened to be updated/written there's no space for the file so a zero byte file gets saved.
We do have some code in CMSB to detect that situation though, which version of CMSB are you running? And is there anything unique about your setup? For example have files on a remotely hosted server separate from the web server? And what's the OS (Linux, windows, etc?).
Thanks so much for the reply.
This instance is on our in-house linux web sever (V 3.52 on older PHP - 7.18), and it happened after a power failure that lasted past our battery backup. So I'm not that concerned about this case, but wondered what the cause could be.
This has also happened at least twice on GoDaddy servers over the past few years. Always rather easy to fix, just wanted to see if a know cause.