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Old 05-24-2007, 10:25 AM   #1
streamkid
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Unicode support broken on Gentoo/MySQL server


Hello,
I moved my server stuff from my old RHEL4 server to a new Gentoo.

I am facing some problems with MySQL (and php?) though.

I backed up using cPanels feature. It gave me a .sql file.
I restored the backup using phpMyAdmin.

On the old server, connection collation was utf8_unicode_ci, and default charset was utf8 (all this according to phpmyadmin).

I configured the new server with the same settings. Here is also my config file:

Quote:
streamkid[dot]de/~alex/my[dot]cnf
(no paste because its big)
The problem is that greek characters don't show up properly. You can have a look here about what i mean:
streamkid[dot]de/~alex/blog/

Using a test.html, i verified that apache is correctly configures. Or at least the greeks chars on the file were properly displayed.

What have i misconfigured
Any help appreciated
 
Old 05-25-2007, 03:47 AM   #2
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Recently I came up a similar post at Hellenic Linux Users Group. Take a look there and perhaps ask them to help you.

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Old 05-26-2007, 08:13 AM   #3
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This made me realize that the backup file i get is already corrupted. Any idea on how to get a proper backup?
 
Old 05-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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According to the post I gave you above, you should use "mysqldump --default-character-set=xxx" to export your database and then use iconv to transform the resulting .sql file to a new .sql with the correct encoding.
Possibly another solution could be to copy all of your tables from the old installation to the new one (overriding the existing tables). You should make a backup first, before trying to do this.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 03:32 AM   #5
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It's propably my mistake I forgot to mention it:
I have only cPanel access (reseller account, they don't give out ssh).
So I guess I forget this until I get a shell..
 
  


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