Settings.dat.php database settings suddenly blank

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Last Post: June 1, 2021   (RSS)

By celuch - May 30, 2021

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.  


By celuch - June 1, 2021

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.