- Apache/2.2.16 (Debian)
- MySQL client version: 5.1.49
- MediaWIki 1.20.3 (it appears)
So I have recently joined a volunteer group where I was to help develop and improve their wiki. On almost my first day the server partition (/var) where the wiki was being developed filled up. Talking the the server administrator caused me to now become the server administrator. I have experience coding but not with wiki's or with server administration.
Here is what I have done. I backed up the sql database, which in my case was called hertiage_media and created a duplicate of it, heritage_media_old. I took my site and changed the wgdbname from the former database to my heritage_media_old database. I then used rsync to duplicate the entire /var/www directory to /home/www where I have a lot more space to play. I then changed the wgserver on my first site from "http://heritage.apegm.mb.ca" to "http://heritage.apegmold.mb.ca" and the used "http://heritage.apegm2.mb.ca" for the wgserver variable on my new, synchronized location at /home/www. Neither of the urls i have created work, and the original site url of "http://heritage.apegm.mb.ca" is still there but with broken formatting.
What have I missed? I just want to get the wiki at the /home directory to work so i can delete the old directory at /var and get back to developing functionality.
Thanks for reading and for your help and time,