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4 years 2 weeks ago - 4 years 2 weeks ago #90564 by sclindsey
I'm installing LimeSurvey on Godaddy. During installation, I'm able to get to step 5, Database Settings. At this step, I receive the message: "LimeSurvey setup. A database named "my.database" already exists. Do you want to populate that database now by creating the necessary tables?" I click the "Populate database" button, then I am taken back to step 1 (Welcome Page) and installation does not continue. Any advice?

I am using a Linux OS, PHP version 5 (5.2.17). I've tried installation with Chrome and Safari.

I don't think this is related, but on the Pre-Installation Check, I get a "Found and Unwritable" error for session.save_path, but have been able to work around that issue with help from another thread . Also, I show an X and not a check for optional modules PHP LDAP library and PHP imap library.

Could anyone help me?
Last Edit: 4 years 2 weeks ago by sclindsey.

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4 years 2 weeks ago #90568 by c_schmitz
You need to make sure your session save path does actually work.
Disabling the check won't fix it.

Best regards

Carsten Schmitz
LimeSurvey project leader

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