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Offline ArrayInteractive

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2012, 04:32:35 PM »
 ;D

Truth be told I've become a little too comfortable with the ease of working with smf packages, things usually work so awesomely that it never occurred to me that I should backup before I try X. Despite the numerous warnings everywhere  :o
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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2012, 07:18:13 AM »
* K@ burns his sig into the subconchuss bits of ArrayInteractive's (What a silly name!) psyche...

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2012, 02:34:27 PM »
better is removing all the files and copy it new no ? cuz then you will keep the stucky files there . when you just copy and override it

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2012, 04:49:29 PM »
* K@ doesn't understand that last post...

If you're saying that overwriting all the files with new ones would work, you're right. Problem is, it'll also destroy all of your other mods, too.

Not a good idea, at all. ;)

Offline AndreasN

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2012, 06:47:20 PM »
What if uploading the backup files wont help?  ???

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2012, 04:18:40 AM »
Create a topic in the support boards?

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2012, 01:30:58 PM »
sorry guys I'm a total noob: where and what should I backup? Is there a guide for noobs?  :-[

Thank you!

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2013, 09:53:14 AM »
Great SMF has this feature, and i feel secure after i came to know about this.

I have been testing a bunch of MODs in one of my test forum. I install them, uninstall them, again install and again uninstall and so on. So the backup files kept increasing in /Packages/backups.

Can i delete the earlier ones?

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2013, 11:27:14 AM »
Yep. It might be an idea to keep 'em on your hard disk, though, in case you ever need 'em.

If you KNOW that you're never gonna need 'em, dump 'em. :)

Offline Cyberhost

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2013, 02:43:11 PM »
Actually I broke my forum while I uninstalled a mod :D

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2013, 02:44:31 PM »
You're special. :)

Offline The Knight

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2013, 05:59:52 PM »
Actually I broke my forum while I uninstalled a mod :D

Same thing happened to me. I am pretty new at this...my first forum. Now when I type in the address nothing shows up i.e. white page.

I was able to fix the forum by following the instructions.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 06:52:52 PM by The Knight »

Offline Augustine

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2013, 03:20:07 PM »
It worked for me too!

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #74 on: November 22, 2013, 04:50:01 PM »
Yay!

Offline klra

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2014, 07:39:30 PM »
Will this procedure solve a damage database issue?

I have database tables that got emptied by accident and my forums are very broken.

I do have a SMF database_complete backup but can't get it restored.

Will this procedure set it back to the latest mod install date?


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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2014, 09:13:18 PM »
No... This is just for *files* modified by MOD installation.

Check with your host, maybe they have automated daily backups ;)
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Offline klra

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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2014, 10:58:12 PM »
They don't have a backup as I had exceeded the max # of inodes (whic I fixed).

All I have then is older complete backup database backup (from the Admin panel) to work with. But I can't find reliable information on how to restore from that file.


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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2014, 04:01:23 AM »
From SMF's admin panel or from cPanel?
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Re: Installed a mod? Broke your forum? No backup? This might help.
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2014, 06:32:34 AM »
They don't have a backup as I had exceeded the max # of inodes (whic I fixed).

All I have then is older complete backup database backup (from the Admin panel) to work with. But I can't find reliable information on how to restore from that file.



this user started their own thread http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=522603.0 please keep replies to that thread to keep confusion to a minimum.