Uploads in Blog failing.

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Wendy, May 25, 2009.

  1. Wendy

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    OK, my original blog...

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/blog.php?b=49

    I'm splitting the cookbook part of PaintCAD from PaintCAD, to reduce the base size of the PaintCAD.zip file (quite a bit). The cookbook.zip file is around 1.53Meg, and I'm getting a message that I do not have permissions to upload this file to this blog.

    Far as I can tell it should meet the file size requirements, so I don't have a clue.

    BTW, on the prefix you might add something like site issues, or some such to flag problems.

    Thanks guys.

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    As a test, I'll upload it here. I'll erase it in a week or two.
     
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  2. Dave

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    Ok Bill, I've just had a little play around with your zip-file and your blog to try and ascertain if this is a global issue, a user account privilege issue, or an issue local to your user account and I am getting a Database Error on the upload so I suspect there is some issue on our end; this is going to require some further investigation.

    Dave
     
  3. Wendy

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    Thanks, no worries. Occasionally during what I think is the backups I might get something similar, but it goes away.
     
  4. Dave

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    There is definitely something it doesn't like about that ZIP-file. I have tried to upload it independently to my blog and I still get the Database Errors; however it will upload other attachments, including ZIP-files of my own, without issue.

    Dave
     
  5. Wendy

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    And it uploaded to the forum OK too. Strange.

    I'm going to try a quick reconfigure to see if it makes a difference.
     
  6. Wendy

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    I removed the files from the folder, and removed a couple of files to shrink the size with no luck. When it was embedded in the PaintCAD files it didn't have the problem. Strange.

    I won't loose any sleep over it though. I wonder if it has something to do with the number of files in the package?
     
  7. Wendy

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    OK, I've included the screenshots of the errors, along with another copy of the file I'm trying to upload.
     
  8. jrap

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    Thanks again Bill for alerting us of this problem. I think I have found out the problem, and it should all be working properly now. I attempted to upload Cookbook.zip to a blog post and it was successful.

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
  9. Wendy

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    Tis fixed. Thank you.
     
  10. loosewire

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    New member are using blog to ask question like a post. They see the
    space and treat it like post,jamming up blog space.A lot to go thru
    to find a real blog.Could post be moved to right area like other things are moved best place. Just a question. Loosewire
     
  11. Wendy

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    A valid point. I've had the same thought, but never verbalized it. I would put this in a new thread under forum or blog suggestions.
     
  12. Dave

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    The first screeny was the one I was getting for the database error.

    Was it a settings issue Rob, since I couldn't track anything down in the AdminCP?

    Dave
     
  13. Wendy

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    Talking to Rob offline, the file was mistakenly being stored in the database, a configuration error I think.
     
  14. Dave

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    Ah right. Makes sense since I couldn't see any setting that would preclude the upload. Strange that it affected the Blogs and not the Forums when ultimately they use the same system.

    Dave
     
  15. Wendy

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    Should we open the subject of blogs being used as forums as a problem, or let it go?
     
  16. Dave

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    It is already in discussion with the Admin, and we are currently looking at several options. Why vB doesn't make it easy, I don't know.

    Dave
     
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