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Moving espresso from test to live caused errors

Posted: August 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm


August 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I just tried moving espresso from test server to live and it resulted in this error

Fatal error: session_start() [<a href='function.session-start'>function.session-start</a>]: Failed to initialize storage module: files (path: ) in /usr/local/4admin/apache/vhosts/ on line 56

The way I moved the site, is I first move all the database tables associated with events espresso, then uploaded the plugin. After I tried activating the plugin, this error came up, and I had to remove the plugin in ftp to get back to the site.

Any ideas whats causing this?


  • Support Staff

August 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

You can check with the host of the live server and verify that the directory that is set to store sessions (usually the /tmp directory) is writeable by the web server and there available space there.

Another note: when you migrate Event Espresso from one site to another, all of its settings are stored in the WordPress _options table. Since many of these are site specific, a plugin like WP MigrateDB is recommended to migrate the settings.

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