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  • #16
    May I also highly recommend that you backup your forum? You should never, under any condition, "lose 6 years of work" - you need to be backing up and confirming backups of your database. Hardware fails.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by IBxAnders View Post
      May I also highly recommend that you backup your forum? You should never, under any condition, "lose 6 years of work" - you need to be backing up and confirming backups of your database. Hardware fails.
      Ditto! This should be done at LEAST once a day
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      • #18
        You broke my forum!

        Unreal, running commands that you don't know what they do. Bridges are everywhere, but that doesn't mean you should jump off them because there us no sign saying not to.

        You made the mistake, not vB software.

        Be accountable for YOUR actions! ...and always have backups.

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        • #19
          I gotta admit i don't usually jump on the band wagon but in this case....I understand the OP's feelings as there are no instructions to or not to use that feature and by the same rule if you have gone dedicated you need at least a smattering of server savvy, the simple fact that /temp was completely filled was bad server management on both the OP's and Hosts behalf, i have used that feature in admincp maybe a dozen times in the 3 years i've owned a license with no issue whatsoever, so i have to agree with the above........Stand up and be counted for your shortfalls!
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          • #20
            Indeed if the usage of that option is at risk there should be at least a warning. And there is no warning, so you shouldn't blame the customer if he use this option. Just my 2 cents.
            But sure, a backup is always a cool and useful idea. And also no need for getting rude.
            Last edited by Ramsesx; Wed 31st Aug '11, 11:14am.
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            • #21
              Geez - Repair/Optimize does not 'break' a good database on a well-managed server. At the very most, it would uncover a previously hidden problem with that database or server. Blaming vB Support for this is absurd.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                Geez - Repair/Optimize does not 'break' a good database on a well-managed server. At the very most, it would uncover a previously hidden problem with that database or server. Blaming vB Support for this is absurd.
                I dont know about that , My car broke down the other day, turns out that i didnt put petrol or oil in it..........no one put a sign on it saying it needed those things
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Ramsesx View Post
                  Indeed if the usage of that option is at risk there should be at least a warning. And there is no warning, so you shouldn't blame the customer if he use this option. Just my 2 cents.
                  But sure, a backup is always a cool and useful idea. And also no need for getting rude.
                  Agreed - it wouldn't take but a few minutes to put some sort of warning there in the next update.

                  VB should try being a bit more understanding - this software used to be much more beginner friendly than it is now.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Adam H View Post
                    I dont know about that , My car broke down the other day, turns out that i didnt put petrol or oil in it..........no one put a sign on it saying it needed those things
                    Must be an old car - I have dashboard warnings for both of those issues.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Smelly_Fed View Post
                      Agreed - it wouldn't take but a few minutes to put some sort of warning there in the next update.

                      VB should try being a bit more understanding - this software used to be much more beginner friendly than it is now.
                      That facility has been there for over 7 years that I know of, probably longer, so why would it suddenly need a warning now ?
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Paul M View Post
                        That facility has been there for over 7 years that I know of, probably longer, so why would it suddenly need a warning now ?
                        Because it's always been so isn't really a valid answer for not improving the software - but hey, it's your software, I'm just a customer.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Paul M View Post
                          That facility has been there for over 7 years that I know of, probably longer, so why would it suddenly need a warning now ?
                          It doesn't. As we stated earlier in the thread, if you don't know what it does or how to use it, don't touch it unless you were told to run it. I liked PossumX's example:
                          Originally posted by PossumX View Post
                          Bridges are everywhere, but that doesn't mean you should jump off them because there us no sign saying not to.
                          It's almost like running commands in SSH really. If you don't know what it does, you shouldn't use it, at least not until you've done further research on it or asked somebody about it
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                          • #28
                            Actually, here's an idea... maybe make it so that option only shows when the site is in debug mode? Much like how rebuild bitfields, etc does the same thing
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by HMBeaty View Post
                              Actually, here's an idea... maybe make it so that option only shows when the site is in debug mode? Much like how rebuild bitfields, etc does the same thing
                              There stands a good idea, like a great stonewall.

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                              • #30
                                These suggestions should be posted in JIRA. As the original issue is resolved and we're completely off track here, I am going to close the thread.
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