Cannot get server running after upgrade and new clone of repository
I would normally post to the hubzilla support forum, but since my server is down I am not able to access that.
I was attempting to update to the most recent version of hubzilla on a 14.04 Ubuntu LTS, and in the transition to framagit from github I managed to mess up the html directory on my server. When I grabbed fresh clone I found that even a fresh copy would not run, with 500 errors, I surmised that the versions of something on my server were not compatible with the latest hubzilla and did an upgrade to 16.04. I upgraded both php and mysql in that process.
I was able to get the latest version with a clean clone working to the point that it would bring up the stock install checklist and I was able to resolve all of the issues that it reported as needing to be resolved (php modules etc) and it will take me to the database install screen, which I did not want to continue with that as I do not want to delete my database. When I was able to resolve all of those I copied over my htconfig from the older html folder, and the "store" directory. The database is still in tact, as I was able to do a mysql dump and it works with the username and password that is in the htconfig file. I am not sure if there is anything else I need to move from the old HTML directory to the new one in order for the new install to work with my old database and data.
I am to the point that I cannot figure out how to figure out what is wrong. The message is "Apologies but this site is unavailable at the moment. Please try again later." - which I assume means it is having some kind of problem with the database, but I cannot figure out how to troubleshoot this any further.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated to help me figure out what is going wrong.