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Post by Zan105 Tue 24 Aug 2021, 16:30

Hey all,

I used to run a forum, originally founded in 2009, that built up a pretty large amount of threads and users over the course of 5 - 6 years of running. Somewhere around 2015 or 2016 I retired the forum, didn't fully delete it or anything though. Recently I reconnected with a few of my old members and we've been trying to get access to the old posts in there to pull some information we used to have. Is there any way to restore all the old categories / forums / topics / etc? Here's what I get now:

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As you can see, we used to have 734 topics and 18.5K posts that are still in the system but just don't exist anymore. Anyone got any ideas how to recover these?

EDIT: I was doing some diggings and found out one of my admins deleted all the forums on March 10th of 2016 so I went to the back utility to restore prior that and I'm unfortunately unable to restore any further than end of 2019. Is it possible to restore back further than that?

Thanks,


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Post by Ape Tue 24 Aug 2021, 18:20

Hello
You can restore your forum and it's members and much more using the 
  Forum Utilities

Just click the link and then type in your Email address you made the forum with and password.

EDIT: it maybe you can't restore your forum that long a go as our system had had problems in the past witch now has been fixed and not happened again

My advice is to try and do a full backup then do a comments backup after 24hrs but it will only let you backup to the dates on file there is no other way to get a backup any later then on screen sorry.



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Post by Zan105 Tue 24 Aug 2021, 18:45

Hey Ape,

Thanks for letting me know, I'd need to restore all the way back to 2016 so if the system can't go back that far it looks like I'm out of luck. Thanks anyway!
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Post by Ape Tue 24 Aug 2021, 21:06

Yes sorry if there is no other dates then sadly this can't be done

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