10 posts by 5 authors in: Forums > CMS Builder
Last Post: September 3, 2010   (RSS)

Hi All,

Thought I’d ask, just in case someone has had this happen before and solved the mystery.

My mystery concerns one of my V 2.05 CMSB sites out of many that is set up in Dreamweaver CS5 (on Windows 7- 64) with no remote server set up.

In DW that particular site keeps stalling during recreating/refreshing the cache and crashing the program. It stalls on a different file each time.

If I delete the DW configuration files the configuration folder is recreated and site loads OK.

If I switch to a different site and then try to return to that site, the update cache fails and DW crashes.

If I delete the site or change the folder name and try to recreate it, the update/recreate cache stalls and DW crashes.

At first I thought that the problem was a DW library issue that didn’t like PHP code in the library asset, but that’s not true (DW CS3 had a similar issue).

The problem seems to revolve around the cmsAdmin folder but I’ve reinstalled CMSB V 2.05 on the site and download the cmsAdmin folder again and the same problem reappears.

A temporary fix is to delete the local V2.05 cmsAdmin folder before recreating the site. Once that’s done, everything works and the cache reloads each time DW is opened.

So here’s a 2 part question.

1) If this sounds familiar to someone who has solved the issue, I’d love to find the answer.

2) If there's no answer, since this is a live site, I’d like to be sure which files/folders besides the following I’ll need to keep on the server, so that all non site specific and unnecessary files are replaced when I re-upload V2.05 and try to open the site in DW again.

Folders:
plugins
schema presets
schema
uploads

Files:
settings.dat.php
a current backup

Thanks for your help,

Jerry Kornbluth
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Re: [gkornbluth] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

By Jason - August 31, 2010

Hi Jerry,

I've never heard of that problem before and I'm not sure what could be causing that.


In addition to what you mentioned, you'll need to keep the folders:
- 3rdParty
- data
- lib

I've attached a screenshot of what the inside of the cmsAdmin folder looks like for a default install. If you're unsure of any specific file/folders, just ask and we'll let you know.

Hope this helps.
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Re: [Jason] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Jason,

My goal is to replace as many 2.05 files as possible without affecting site operation (except during the delete/upload cycle) in hopes of eliminating the culprit file affecting DW.

My guess is that there's an old file that's left over from some earlier version of CMSB that has somehow become corrupt or unreadable, and that's what's giving DW a headache.

That said, i if I understand you correctly, you are saying that there are other sub folders and files in the 3rd party, data and lib folders, besides the ones that I mentioned in my earlier post, that are modified by CMSB specifically for this site.

If that's true, is it possible to get a list of those specifically modified files?

Thanks,

Jerry
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Re: [gkornbluth] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

By Chris - August 31, 2010 - edited: August 31, 2010

Hi Jerry,

I'm not completely certain what you're after here, but if you're looking for a list of files which will change between a fresh install of CMS Builder and normal usage, you won't have to look farther than the data and uploads directories. Specifically:

data/settings.dat.php
data/schema/*
uploads/*

Obviously, if you have added plugins or patched any library files, those files will differ too.

If you want to be certain, try unzipping a fresh CMSB install beside your existing install and using a diff tool like [url http://winmerge.org/]WinMerge[/url] to find which files have changed.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,
Chris

Re: [chris] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

Hi Chris,

That's exactly the confirmation that I was looking for.

I'll post to let y'all know how things work out.

Appreciate the help.

Best,

Jerry
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Re: [gkornbluth] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

Hey Jerry,

Back in March of 2010 I had a similar issue but with Dreamweaver CS3. Tried all sorts of things to sort it out, but eventually found this thread which seems to have cleared up the issue.

http://groups.google.com/group/macromedia.dreamweaver/browse_thread/thread/e493f48243a14b28/2fa3ea8a3c34ba5b?pli=1

Turns out to have been a fouled up cache file in the bowels of DW.

Thanks Dave E. for reminding me about this!

J.

Re: [InHouse] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

Thanks,

The .dat file is now in the configuration directory and so is (was) replaced each time I deleted the configuration directory and DW recreated it.

I had this issue in CS3 as well.

Best,

Jerry
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Re: [chris] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

Hi All,

Well, I think I finally found out what is causing DW5 to crash on this site, but I can't seem to figure out why.

It seems that DW5 (on this particular site only), doesn't like the extension sql.php that's on the CMSB backup files.

When I start up Dreamweaver after downloading even one CMSB backup file to the local site folders, the splash screen stalls on "Initializing Extension Data".

If I then trash the DW configuration folder I can get the site to load, but if I try to open DW a second time, the "site cache update" fails and DW crashes.

If I change the backup extensions from sql.php to something else, DW reverts to working just fine.

I've compared the DW site setup configurations for this and other working sites and can't seem to find any differences.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Jerry Kornbluth
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Re: [Donna] CMSB FILES CRASHING DREAMWAVER CS5

By gkornbluth - September 3, 2010 - edited: September 4, 2010

Hi Donna,

Thanks for responding,

I'm sure that it's a DW5 issue as well. I just thought someone might have had the same issue and found a fix.

best,

Jerry
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