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Title: Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Jeff Lewis on February 28, 2002, 10:51:56 PM
We had a problem where our database was overwritten by accident tonight.

Sadly, the last backup we had made was from late January.

We have restored this backup and hope you are not too inconvenienced.

If you notice any problems, please let us know...

========= UPDATED =======
We made a temporal board so ppl can create topics, talk, etc. about some things that could be missing after this accident HERE (http://www.yabb.info/community/index.php?board=156)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: PabUK on February 28, 2002, 10:53:02 PM
I thought I had taken a wrong turn when I first saw the forum when it was wiped. But now we are back, yay!
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: groundup on February 28, 2002, 10:54:57 PM
people will be alarmed but we know that we went back in time.. the news needs a fixin  ;)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Jeff Lewis on February 28, 2002, 10:55:43 PM
We lost 600 members and about 7000 posts :(
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: PabUK on February 28, 2002, 10:56:50 PM
Yeah just last night I posted about how we hit 1500 members here. :(
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dave Smulders on February 28, 2002, 10:59:53 PM
They'll probably sign up again....maybe we should have a pop-up stating what has happened when you enter the site, so people will know right away they should sign up again.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: groundup on February 28, 2002, 11:04:29 PM
umm.. the images are not working.  just look at my profile there is supposed to be a gif in it..  :(
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: andrea on February 28, 2002, 11:05:50 PM

We had a problem where our database was overwritten by accident tonight.

Sadly, the last backup we had made was from late January.

We have restored this backup and hope you are not too inconvenienced.

If you notice any problems, please let us know...

I can't believe this! "If you notice any problems" is good...
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Omar Bazavilvazo on February 28, 2002, 11:07:51 PM
The code didnīt change. The data is what was missing.

Maybe you should check your profile to see why doesn't shows the pic?
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: andrea on February 28, 2002, 11:09:28 PM
My profile says "Happy New Year"  :P
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: PabUK on February 28, 2002, 11:10:06 PM
Leave it for next new year. ;)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dave Smulders on February 28, 2002, 11:10:45 PM
Groundup....your pictures seem to display well, please IM if not.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: groundup on February 28, 2002, 11:12:19 PM
dont know wtf i did but it works now sorry bout that.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: John R on February 28, 2002, 11:31:28 PM
This really sucks.  There were a lot of good posts lost, but some posts that were lost needed losing too.

WE WILL RECOVER THOUGH, it's hard to keep a good thing quiet for long.

cheers.........
Title: Re-add Moderators to German Board
Post by: andrea on March 01, 2002, 12:36:28 AM
Lost Moderators:
Spawn7
Christian Land

Plz re-add.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Shoeb Omar on March 01, 2002, 01:09:43 AM
lost beta testers: me ;)

lost mod writers: me ;)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Nemesis on March 01, 2002, 03:18:33 AM
My account still works, all thou I have not posted much lately, having problems with my web host migrating to a new server.



(little off the subject)
Anyone know how to make perl work in any directory on an apache web server?
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Daniel Hofverberg on March 01, 2002, 03:23:41 AM

(little off the subject)
Anyone know how to make perl work in any directory on an apache web server?

Very off-topic in my opinion, but I'll answer it anyway - You can it via .htaccess:

Options ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl

(assuming you have the necessary AllowOverride settings in httpd.conf)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Nemesis on March 01, 2002, 03:40:54 AM
Thanks for helping me out, I tried what you said, with no luck. I have access to those files through my web host control panel. But when I apply changes it deletes the entries I put in there manually. So I am just going to have to call them up tommorrow.

Thanks,
Nemesis
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Daniel Hofverberg on March 01, 2002, 03:47:05 AM
Well, the method I described works for me anyway (my web host had CGI/Perl disabled for all directories except cgi-bin, which I had to change via that method)...
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: tore- on March 01, 2002, 03:58:08 AM
You have lost the Sandinavian (Norsk/Svensk/Dansk) board. :) Could you please make me mod if possible? I would very much like to be mod for the norwegian one.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Daniel Hofverberg on March 01, 2002, 03:59:35 AM
I have already told Jeff about the Scandinavian board missing.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: tore- on March 01, 2002, 04:01:23 AM

I have already told Jeff about the Scandinavian board missing.



good, could you pleace ask if i could be a mod?  ;)

noticed a new thing on the board now, the user online to the left on the thread.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: tore- on March 01, 2002, 04:09:19 AM

We had a problem where our database was overwritten by accident tonight.

Sadly, the last backup we had made was from late January.

We have restored this backup and hope you are not too inconvenienced.

If you notice any problems, please let us know...
HERE (http://www.yabb.info/community/index.php?board=156)



we have often spoken about what would be the best thing to do and how to do it, back up the database.

i dont know if you know of it, but i hope you do, mysqldump, ive tryed to look around it, and i think i found something. its very easy:
mysqldump -p yabbse > yabbse.sql
then it will ask for your mysql password, and backup the yabbse database.

it should be fairly easy for everyone. how to put it back, shouldnt be to hard either
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Nemesis on March 01, 2002, 04:20:35 AM
I noticed completed mod board gone, also looks like the old 1.0.0 bug board got restored by accident. Where it was removed prior to crash.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Daniel Hofverberg on March 01, 2002, 04:28:07 AM
You're right, the Completed Mods board needs to be put back.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dude on March 01, 2002, 04:42:32 AM

Sadly, the last backup we had made was from late January.


That recent huh  ;)

Could you restore the post where you said I was right? I really liked that one  ;D j/k

Oh, and you may want to repost your question about folks wanting to wait for the backup function  before you release 1.3.0  ;D

Seriously, I have some small idea of what you're gong thru. I can't speak for everyone but just want you to know I think you folks are doing the best you can (which is quite good indeed) and am not upset at all.

Just remember the two rules of life:
1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. It's all small stuff.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Daniel D. on March 01, 2002, 05:59:13 AM
i dont know if you know of it, but i hope you do, mysqldump, ive tryed to look around it, and i think i found something. its very easy:
mysqldump -p yabbse > yabbse.sql
then it will ask for your mysql password, and backup the yabbse database.
I think they know it ::) ;) !

Could you restore the post where you said I was right? I really liked that one  ;D j/k
:D
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: tore- on March 01, 2002, 06:25:41 AM
Spawn7, yeah i thought they did, but then it wouldnt be that hard to make a tut. how to backup a db? i will se if i can make one
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dataforce on March 01, 2002, 11:45:34 AM
I wasn't even registered jan 25th i dont think.

Lol, All my IM'S are gone :( I neede them, is there neway u can get them back?

Can u restore my posts to 200 like they were plz?

and Did ne1 get a copy of my list I made of Possible addons?
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Jeff Lewis on March 01, 2002, 11:59:44 AM
I'll take it easy on ya...

If we had the IMs or posts, they'd probably be restored ;)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dave Smulders on March 01, 2002, 12:01:20 PM

Spawn7, yeah i thought they did, but then it wouldnt be that hard to make a tut. how to backup a db? i will se if i can make one


The best tutorial on making a backup is fairly simple: Use phpMyAdmin, and make a full dump.

How do you think we got the data back from the 25th ? :) It's just that a backup wasn't made regularly.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Nemesis on March 01, 2002, 12:22:50 PM
Ahhh happened to me this morning, my host datebase got dumped, and was rolled back one day. I lost anything that was posted yesterday, including any new accounts. So if any of you signed up yesterday sorry! Please go back and re-register you account.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Purple Raine on March 01, 2002, 06:37:33 PM
<phew> sigh of relief .. my account is still here =)

I know how it feels, losing the database is definitely one of the worst things that could happen to a community, probably next to losing a database without a backup... that's probably the only thing worse...

Well, the good news is, anybody who comes and contributes on a regular basis will be back here anyway ... so i guess this stresses the importance of making a backup mod after the 1.3.0 release ...

Actually, I'm kinda worried that I'm gonna lose my db now, better do a dump...
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Purple Raine on March 01, 2002, 06:39:39 PM
oh ya, the Yabb 1.3.0 thread is not up yet.

I figured that would be a good thread to have back up in announcements just so that people like me can pester y'all about it =)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Shoeb Omar on March 01, 2002, 07:01:55 PM
hmm...
every post has a new message and this thread grown incredibly already ..

everything back to normal! :P ;)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dataforce on March 01, 2002, 07:21:26 PM
I cant make dumps of my DB, cos INIGET() is disabled on my server....

Un less some1 has modified the phpadmin files to not uses INIGET().....
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dave Smulders on March 01, 2002, 07:30:55 PM
Call your server and tell them it's stupid to disable iniget :)

How else could software find out what else has been disabled ? (Iniget is used to retrieve things like if safe_mode is enabled, and other possibly restricted functions)
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dataforce on March 01, 2002, 07:37:16 PM
Yes, my sig is very iterleltual (SP?) aint it ;D
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dave Smulders on March 01, 2002, 07:38:17 PM
What's that supposed to mean?

I don't have time nor do I feel like guessing what you mean.
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Shoeb Omar on March 01, 2002, 07:40:56 PM
children! calm down! :P
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dataforce on March 01, 2002, 08:48:21 PM
Sorry for my spelling error

It was ment to be interlectual
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: PabUK on March 01, 2002, 08:56:07 PM
Intellectual is the word I believe you are looking for.

/me will take his own life if he turns out to be wrong as well
Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: Dataforce on March 01, 2002, 09:08:28 PM
/me ANNOUNCES:


~Pabuk Was correct with the spelling of Intellectual.
~That I have sucessfully created a dump of my Database :)

Title: Re:Problem Tonight - PLEASE READ
Post by: alexrolko on March 01, 2002, 11:25:48 PM
what a shock.. we gotta take bad things in stride. we can't get down on something small like this.  :D