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TOPIC: migrating to a synology from cpanel

migrating to a synology from cpanel 2 weeks 4 days ago #1

  • mtunn
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Good day
I have moved webtrees to my Synology to my own NAS and now having some trouble. 2 things so far do not seem to work right first when I try to bring in media and when I save it, it just hangs and does not bring it in. And second I have entred new people some go in fine and others they just goto a blank webtrees page. A very knowledgeable friend who does nothing but server work moved it over for me and I have no clue how to deal with the problem but I want to try at least learn and figure it out if possible. www.tunn.com is my site I will set up an account if you need to get into it.

Thanks again
Still loving this program.
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migrating to a synology from cpanel 2 weeks 4 days ago #2

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> a blank webtrees page

You'll need to find your webserver error logs. webtrees.github.io/faq/500

> some go in fine and others they just goto a blank webtrees page

If the problematic ones have accented letters or foreign scripts in their names, then you are possibly missing one of the PHP libraries (iconv or intl).

Did you run the setup on the new server or just copy everything across?
If you'd run the setup, there would have been a check for missing PHP libraries.
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migrating to a synology from cpanel 2 weeks 3 days ago #3

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I've just set up webtrees2 on Synology this weekend via web station using PHP 7.3, Apache 2.2 and no problems so far. Had to change the media links from full absolute paths to relative using the batch replace function as the media management tool didn't do what it was asked, but apart from that, not problems yet.

I'd suggest you go to synology web station and check you have the necessary PHP extensions selected.



The readme file in my webtrees 2 folder says:


## System requirements

To install **webtrees**, you need:

* A webserver. Apache, NGINX and IIS are the most common types. There are no
requirements to use a specific type or version.
* Approximately 65MB of disk space for the application files, plus whatever is
needed for your media files, GEDCOM files and database.
* PHP 7.0 or later. Servers with PHP 5.3 - 5.6 should use **webtrees** 1.7.
Servers with PHP 5.2 should use **webtrees** 1.4.
* PHP should be configured with the following libraries:
* PDO and pdo_mysql to enable access to MySQL. These are enabled by default
on most hosts. See [php.net/pdo](php.net/pdo),
* php\_gd(2) for images
* PHP_XML for reports.
* PHP should be configured to allow sufficient server resources (memory and
execution time) for the size of your system. Typical requirements are:
* Small systems (500 individuals): 16–32 MB, 10–20 seconds
* Medium systems (5,000 individuals): 32–64 MB, 20–40 seconds
* Large systems (50,000 individuals): 64–128 MB, 40–80 seconds
* MySQL or MariaDB. Note that **webtrees** can share a single database
with other applications, by choosing a unique table prefix during setup.
If the number of databases is not restricted, you can set up a database purely
for use by **webtrees** and create a separate user and password for only
your genealogy.
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