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A database named ... already exists 3 years 6 months ago #90564

  • sclindsey
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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: 3 years 6 months ago by sclindsey.
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A database named ... already exists 3 years 6 months ago #90568

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You need to make sure your session save path does actually work.
Disabling the check won't fix it.
Best regards

Carsten Schmitz
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