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Trouble after Plesk Update 8.4 to 8.6

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by Webhentschel, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Webhentschel

    Webhentschel Guest


    after the Plesk update some Domains not running. If i want delete / Create /change a Domain or i only want to look in the dns setting:

    ERROR: PleskMainDBException
    MySQL query failed: Unknown column 'serial' in 'field list'

    Additionally, an exception has occurred while trying to report this error: PleskMainDBException
    MySQL query failed: Unknown column 'serial' in 'field list'

    0: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/common_func.php3:250
    db_query(string 'select `id`,`name`,`displayName`,`email`,`status`,`type`,`ttl`,`ttl_unit`,`refresh`,`refresh_unit`,`retry`,`retry_unit`,`expire`,`expire_unit`,`minimum`,`minimum_unit`,`serial`,`serial_format` from dns_zone where `id`=26')
    1: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/class.Table.php:180
    2: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/dns/DNSZone.php:56
    DNSZone->DNSZone(string '26')
    3: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/common_func.php3:2930
    objectMaker(string 'DNSZone', string '26')
    4: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/dns/DNSManager.php:37
    DNSManager::getDNSZone(string '26')
    5: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/class.Domain.php:682
    6: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/ui/client.domain.dns.php:76
    7: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/ui_common/DNSUIPointer.php:88
    8: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/UIPointer.php:834
    UIPointer->getCaption(string 'done', string '', NULL null, object of type UserAdmin, NULL null, string '')
    9: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/common_func.php3:3887
    10: /usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/plesk.php:18
  2. MajorWinters

    MajorWinters Guest

    The column "serial" is missing from the database table dns_zone.
    Not sure if this will fix it but it won't do any harm either:
    - server -> database
    - open phpmyadmin
    - select psa database
    - select table dns_zone
    - click structure
    - add field "serial":

    field: serial
    type: varchar(12)
    collation: ascii_bin
    NULL: No
    default: 0
  3. mwarreyn

    mwarreyn Guest

    Same problem

    Hello MajorWinters,

    do you know where to look for the sql-scripts that are applied to the database when plesk upgrades?
    I had the same problem and also needed the serial_format field. With the sql-file it would be easier
    to apply all updates needed. Otherwise maybe in 1week/month... an error will occur and I dont know why.

    Best regards
  4. mwarreyn

    mwarreyn Guest

    I found the code for the fixes

    Look into the target directory for the downloads.

    There should be a directory PSA_8.6.0 with dist-rpm-xxx-x86_64

    Navigate to base/psa-8.6.0-suse10-1-build86080722.00.x86_64.rpm

    In the rpm under INFO/SCRIPT you can find then POSTIN

    Search for db_fix_soa_serial_84()

    there you find the commands

    db_fix_add_column dns_zone serial_format enum('UNIXTIMESTAMP','YYYYMMDDNN') NOT NULL default 'UNIXTIMESTAMP'
    db_fix_add_column dns_zone serial VARCHAR(12) CHARACTER SET ASCII COLLATE ascii_bin NOT NULL default 0

    So the sql command to add the fields are

    ALTER TABLE `dns_zone` add `serial` VARCHAR( 12 ) CHARACTER SET ascii COLLATE ascii_bin NOT NULL DEFAULT '0';
  5. mwarreyn

    mwarreyn Guest


    The database schema can be found under

  6. SharonJ

    SharonJ Guest

    Internal Plesk error occurred: MySQL query failed: Unknown column 'serial' in 'field

    My server crashed 2 days back because of the MySql database. Even the main PSA database behind Plesk got corrupted. and I re-installed my server after taking back-ups of all my web files and databases. When I restored my files, all my sites where up and Plesk was fully functional. But email would not work. When click on Domain->Mail the error "Internal Plesk error occurred: MySQL query failed: Unknown column 'serial' in 'field list' "gets displayed. Has anyone solved this kind of error??Please help..!