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Solved Question regarding Back up

Post by Anzo on Fri Jan 30 2015, 23:17

Hello, I have a question regarding using the back up option that we have in the AP.

I was wondering what sort of information can be restored if we are to use that feature. Will it restore the forum's design? deleted members? deleted posts and messages? I couldn't find a topic to read more about this.

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Soul on Fri Jan 30 2015, 23:23

Hello,
To answer your question, when recovering you can recover just the theme or even a full restore which bring theme, content, users, ect back all at once.

Hope this answers your question Smile

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by SLGray on Sat Jan 31 2015, 00:00

The best place to restore a forum is the forum utilities.


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by brandon_g on Sat Jan 31 2015, 02:49

@SLGray wrote:The best place to restore a forum is the forum utilities.

Isn't that the only place? Razz You can also choose to not touch the design and juat bring users, messages (posts) back.

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by SLGray on Sat Jan 31 2015, 03:39

You can restore the theme in the administration panel.


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by brandon_g on Sat Jan 31 2015, 04:01

You can only force the template (theme) back to the default to when you installed it (not icons or images you installed) from the AP. You can not really restore it from there, just start over.

Anyway I apologize Anzo for starting to drive your topic a little bit off course.

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by SLGray on Sat Jan 31 2015, 04:16

You can restore a theme to an earlier date.


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Anzo on Sat Jan 31 2015, 11:56

Okay, and If I to use the back up of the forum utilities? Will I be able to restore deleted users and messages as well?

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by SLGray on Sat Jan 31 2015, 19:44

There are different restore types. A full restore will restore deleted messages and members, but you will loose anything after the restored date you picked including new members.


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Anzo on Sun Feb 01 2015, 14:17

I see, thanks for answering Smile

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by brandon_g on Sun Feb 01 2015, 14:32

Well not really lose anything, all the posts will still be there but the forum will recogonize it. You have to go in and bump them then it sort of it fixs it. The forum just looks funky for bit but the messages will still be there.

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 01 2015, 14:57

On 10th Jan. I did a full restore of my website as a test using a backup from 7th Jan. and it restored my website fully up until the last incremental or differential backup was made some hours before the 10th. Even the last posts that were made were restored.

The full restore took about a minute for about 15 Mb (index page is about 10 Mb), then restoring the posts, as a part of that full restore, took another 3 minutes. The few last changes, like shifting category position in the last 12 hrs. and some CSS and JS I changed in the hours before restoring, were lost.

After restoring the admins group will be empty except for the founder! So you have to add your other admins back on again after restoring. Re-check other groups as well as they may be empty, like my chat moderators group was.

I advise you to practice restoring by opening a test forum (which you can use later on for changing your production forum before implementing changes).


In total, the whole restore process took just 10 minutes.

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by brandon_g on Sun Feb 01 2015, 15:10

SamanthaS wrote:On 10th Jan. I did a full restore of my website as a test using a backup from 7th Jan. and it restored my website fully up until the last incremental or differential backup was made some hours before the 10th. Even the last posts
After restoring the admins group will be empty except for the founder! So you have to add your other admins back on again after restoring. Re-check other groups as well as they may be empty, like my chat moderators group was.

I advise you to practice restoring by opening a test forum (which you can use later on for changing your production forum before implementing changes).


In total, the whole restore process took just 10 minutes.

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Really? Thar never happened to me when restored it, well I did not do a full restore but I did the users and messages restore. That is wierd why would do that? If the Admin was an Admin as of the restored date it should still have kept it. Only newer ones would need to re added.

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by SLGray on Sun Feb 01 2015, 16:36

If you fully restore your forum on December 25, 2014, posts and topics after that date will be gone. Also new members. You can restore the forum again to a date that will add back the missing posts and topics.


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by brandon_g on Sun Feb 01 2015, 17:16

oh yeah thats right your supposed to restore it twice, to get the members back (old date) then restore it again to latest restore date which will put all he new members and posts back SmileI forgot I do it that way.


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Anzo on Sun Feb 01 2015, 17:22

So I can restore to an old date, and then restore again to a more recent date to have both old and new data back?

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 01 2015, 17:30

@Anzo wrote:So I can restore to an old date, and then restore again to a more recent date to have both old and new data back?
I don't know why anyone would select an older backup to be restored other than for instance you'd be going on a holiday and everything crashes just after you left for a couple of weeks. Perhaps only then when you get back.

From what I've seen it's been done automatically if you select the latest full backup to be restored, but I did a full restore, not a member / posts restore. And you have to wait a couple of minutes for it to let it all back on again. As I said, best way to go is to practice with different restore possibilities to be comfortable with it.

Would this all have helped you trying to get your question answered?

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by brandon_g on Sun Feb 01 2015, 17:54

the old restore will bring back your deleted members but remove new ones and messages, however, if you restore again to the newest date you are able to, it will restore the new members and messages that were removed from the old restore plus keep the deleted accounts that were restored as well. I have had to do this 2 times because somenow several accounts were deleted by mistake. Hope this helps, -Brandon


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 01 2015, 18:12


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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by Anzo on Mon Feb 02 2015, 17:53

ok thanks

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Solved Re: Question regarding Back up

Post by _Twisted_Mods_ on Sat Feb 14 2015, 01:13

Topic solved and archived

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