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catastrophic failure

Posted: 27 Apr 2017, 22:02
by ben
Hiya All:

Apologies for the downtime, but the site had a catastrophic failure, made worse by the backups being corrupt as well. As a result I've managed but find an old database, but we've lost about a year worth of posts. Sorry :-(.

-Ben.

Re: catastrophic failure

Posted: 09 May 2017, 14:45
by Richard
Thanks Ben - at least you've got it working again!

Apologies for the delay in acknowledging your efforts - I've been away for a couple of weeks.

The latest off-line backup I have is dated 3rd May 2016 - is what you restored from the same date or earlier?

Heh ho! back the grind of blocking the worldwide botnet-driven user registrations again.....

Richard

Re: catastrophic failure

Posted: 09 May 2017, 16:01
by ben
Ya, that is the backup I used I believe ....

Re: catastrophic failure - not quite as bad as feared!

Posted: 30 May 2017, 15:23
by Richard
When the system crashed, we lost the last twelve months of postings to the forum (May 2016-April 2917) and all the new members - apologies!

However, the Internet Archive made a snapshot of the forum on the 2nd October 2016 and it's available on their 'way-back' facility at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20161002011326/http://toyota-granvia.co.uk/

All the postings up to 1st October 2016 are visible, but not searchable. Unfortunately it's not possible to recover lost forum members.

Richard