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  • SERIOUS disaster on my part - Removed threads through pruning - I have a backup but just want the threads / posts back

    Hey,

    I was writing I don't know how this happened but I went back to history and I know exactly what happened...

    I had a huge amount of spam - So I selected to delete all in the moderation queue, when I went back it said I have more threads - I thought they just had to be deleted also and automatically thought it was still on delete moderated but it was set to all.... Nightmare.

    I have a backup database but only want to restore the threads and posts.. Is this easy enough to do so everything is linked?

    I did quite a bit of work on the style so this would be so much easier and the backup is from a few days ago.

    Thanks
    John Diver

  • #2
    Are you saying you deleted every thread & post on the forum ?
    Baby, I was born this way

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    • #3
      This is a small forum so it was only around 4000 threads - I was working on a backup after the site was badly hacked and I had to do a lot of work on the style also.
      When it said there was still x threads to delete I thought the script timed out when it went automatically went back to the pruning page as it pruned 20k + threads so I hit prune again.

      John Diver

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      • #4
        The safest way I would think is to just export the style(s) to XML.
        Then restore the whole forum from your pre-delete backup, and re-import the style(s).

        You could backup the template, style & stylevar tables if you want to be doubly sure you have the later style data.
        Baby, I was born this way

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        • #5
          Thanks Paul, I didnt even think about just saving the xml.

          Might lose a few users / posts and have to prune again but seems like the best option.

          Thanks Paul
          John Diver

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