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Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« on: February 16, 2012, 02:50:53 pm »
Hello, I could really use your help. a few days ago, my counter showed that I had over 10,000 posts on my discussion site, now, I have just over 5,000. What happened to lose  5,000 posts? Also, threads are missing as well.  :o


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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 04:02:53 pm »
Do you have any moderators? Check your moderation log if you have it enabled. Change your passwords on your account.
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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 04:08:28 pm »
I am the only moderator. Is there any way that system upgrades or optimization procedures on creataforum's end could have caused this?


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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 04:14:06 pm »
I am the only moderator. Is there any way that system upgrades or optimization procedures on creataforum's end could have caused this?


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No. Haven't done any changes in  a while and there is no automated task.



Only ways to delete posts in mass. Is if you delete a board. Or under forum maintenance if you delete posts in x amount of days.

I would also try under forum maintenance to do a check for forum errors.
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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 04:22:05 pm »
Checked for forum errors, there were none.


"...Or under forum maintenance if you delete posts in x amount of days."


I do not believe this was the problem, however, anything is possible. Since the files are kept on your system, is it possible that you could retrieve these lost files?


PS: what settings would I choose if I always want every post and thread, no matter how old?


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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 04:40:05 pm »
No settings need to be changed as the system does not auto delete posts/threads without user intervention


Possibly but would be extremely hard to recover. I have a backup done every 30 days and would need to extract the files out of giant zip file which has millions of record and then figure out which ones are missing.
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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 04:53:14 pm »
Okay, good to know.


This really brings up an important issue: The need to be able to make backups of each board or forum at a user level. Would you agree that this is important?


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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 04:59:33 pm »
It is important. The one thing though backups are extremely processor intensive and can slow down hosted boards. I might build a schedule system to schedule backups at non peek times.
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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 05:20:53 pm »
I understand. However, you could make it a premium service and charge for it on the user level or include it free for a paid hosted account like you do on the other add-on services. This way the processor time is not overloaded. Perhaps individual backups could be scheduled for slow traffic times, etc...


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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 05:26:29 pm »
Yeah that would be the general idea I would do. Just need the time I run this site and many others,software, and a small office.
Now if only I could add some more tech people to build everything for me now that would be great.
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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 06:10:48 pm »
Yeah, not enough time, money or good people! Well, I encourage you to keep up the good work, I can imagine all you have to keep up with.


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Re: Lost 5 Thousand Posts!?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 10:47:07 pm »
Should also make an option so the Admin can choose when to back up, with a limit on how many times you can back up your forum every 30 days of course.
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