1. Fabrik 3.8.1 has been released. It is mostly bug fixes and feature enhancements, but does include two new plugins (push notifications, and the sequence element). As usual we strongly recommend testing the new release on a sandbox if your application is mission critical, and always do an Akeeba backup before updating.

Moving a very large Fabrik based site

Discussion in 'Community' started by Racmitch, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Racmitch

    Racmitch Member

    Level: Community
    Hi Guys,
    We need to move our site built with fabrik to a new hosting co with a new domain, from a fabrik stand point what do we need to do to make sure it doesn't break?
  2. troester

    troester Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Level: Standard
    After moving your site (e.g. with Akeeba backup + kickstart installation) log in, open the Fabrik connection and re-save with the new Joomla DB creditals.
  3. jfquestiaux

    jfquestiaux Well-Known Member

    Level: Professional
    Also a warning in case you use the encryption feature for some elements (in the "access" section on the elements settings, "encrypt data" set to yes): when you move a site with Akeebackup, as a final step, it will re-create a configuration.php file and during this process it will generate a new "secret" word. Since this is the "salt" used by Fabrik to encrypt data, your previously encrypted data won't show anymore.

    So you have 2 options :
    • The easy way is to just copy the old "secret" (from the original site) and paste it over the one in the new configuration.php file.
    • The more secure way (it's good to change passwords form time to time) is to re-encrypt the data with the new secret word. Hugh posted the code to do that (in phpMyAdmin): UPDATE `table` SET `element` = AES_ENCRYPT(AES_DECRYPT(`element`, 'old_secret'), 'new_secret')
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  4. cheesegrits

    cheesegrits Support Gopher Staff Member

    Level: Professional
    Wow, I was not aware that Akeeba changed the secret. Thanks!

    -- hugh

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