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Started by LandyVlad, Nov 10, 2019, 09:46 PM

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LandyVlad

www.gsx1400owners.org

I got an email from another admin to tell me that a member 'MrErling' had ALL his posts simply disappear as if they'd never been there.

And today another member 'Tony Nitrous' has had over 2130 posts posts changed to simply "." in lieu of content.   eg http://gsx1400owners.org/forum/index.php?topic=4762.0

That can't have been done accidentally and I KNOW that my other admins wouldn't have done it.

Any idea what would cause it, and more importantly how to prevent it happening again?

Presumably a rollhback to a previous backup will be the only way to get the posts back. I can live with that.   

I just need to protect it from happening again.

HELP !!!! please
I reject your reality, and substitute my own.

Bigguy

Check your database. See if they are there. Are there log files about it any where...like admin logs, mod logs, etc...

lesmond

Have you checked with your hosting to see it they have moved your server, or rolled back, that would account for loss of posts

The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe

Bigguy

Did you figure this out over at SM ??

Skhilled

OK, first "Modify" any of the posts to see if you can see the actual posts on the preview instead of just " . ". Might be a SMF reply issue, maybe...

1.  Then run your anti-virus program on your PC and on the server. Change your password for the server, the forum, and your admin account.

2.  As Bigguy said, check your db to see if the posts are in the db. If they are, then you can recover them. They are just not making it to the forum for some reason...maybe a mod?

3.  Could be a hosting issue like Les says...check with them.

lurkalot

Quote from: lesmond on Nov 11, 2019, 06:47 AMHave you checked with your hosting to see it they have moved your server, or rolled back, that would account for loss of posts

Posts are there Les, just the content of the posts are missing, so I wouldn't think it was a rollback otherwise the posts would be missing completely.  Unless they broke something in the process.

lesmond

Quote from: lurkalot on Nov 11, 2019, 01:46 PMPosts are there Les, just the content of the posts are missing, so I wouldn't think it was a rollback otherwise the posts would be missing completely.  Unless they broke something in the process.

Thats true Lurk, could try a database repair on the db in cpanel, wouldnt hurt.

The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe