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Yohan wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 11:30 am
Winston wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 11:58 am
Yohan wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 8:59 am
Happy to see that the forum is restored, and it seems to work OK again.

However I cannot open this microsoft word file, it seems to be empty... no files inside - only one line with garbled characters.
Did you try sliding the scroll bar to the right? Theres garbage text on the left but if u scroll right you will see the posts. Did you open it in Microsoft Word? If you open it in notepad then select wordwrap.
I tried various programs, and later on changed the *.doc to *.txt and finally got the posts but all is just mixed up, to separate it is very time consuming, anyway, I was only interested to try, I do not really need those posts.

Has anybody successfully open this Doc-File? Which operating system and which program did you use?
I told you to use Microsoft Word. Did you? If you do you can scroll to the right and see the posts organizes in blocks.

Yes the posts will look messy and weird. But still they are searchable. You can use the search function to find your posts by keywording your username or some key words in your posts. Its very easy. Plus there werent that many posts anyway so the file is not even very big to search through.

I also have the same file in XML and SQL format too. If you prefer that, i can upload those too.
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Shemp wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 4:49 am
I'm not going to pester you about this, but experienced computer/datanase systems administrators know that it doesn't matter what other people say about backup/recovery, you have to test everything yourself. That test database idea sounds okay, but make sure you actually do it.
Trust me on this. If everyone says a program works then theres no reason to doubt it. Yes ive done backup restores before. As long as you do them in SSH they will be done properly. Even if a backup wont restore or is corrupted, bluehost has advanced tools that will make a backup restore work, even if it means losing a little data. Either way, all bases are covered here. So dont worry about it man.
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Update:

I've changed the backup settings to every two days now, so we have backups from at least 2, 4 and 6 days ago at any given time.

Does the forum appear to work fine so far everyone? Are all functions of the forum working ok?

Also, I noticed that there are only about 25,000 topic threads here. There should be over 30,000 if I remember a few years ago. Or close to 40,000 now. That could mean that some topics were lost or deleted or not recovered somehow. Do you guys notice some topics missing?
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I tried Cloudflare (free version) but it wasn't very good at stopping bots.

I just watched that documentary about Reptilians so I'm pretty sure they'll exert pressure on hosting providers making it increasingly difficult to host HA.
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Winston wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Does the forum appear to work fine so far everyone? Are all functions of the forum working ok?

Also, I noticed that there are only about 25,000 topic threads here. There should be over 30,000 if I remember a few years ago. Or close to 40,000 now. That could mean that some topics were lost or deleted or not recovered somehow. Do you guys notice some topics missing?
Thanks for restoring the forum !

As fas as I can see, the forum works fine, except the 'latest 100 topics'.
When I click on the 'latest 100 topics', they show up for a second and then there is only a blank page.

Otherwise however it seems nothing is missing, all my comments since 2014 are showing up in existing threads...

Maybe these many missing threads you mention are deleted threads? Maybe threads created by spammers?
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Holy mackerel. Check this out. This is what is at the bottom of the forum home page now:
WHO IS ONLINE
In total there are 112 users online :: 3 registered, 1 hidden and 108 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 999 on February 10th, 2020, 11:47 am
We have a new record now. 999 people on the forum at the same time! lol. Do you think some hacker is trying to overload our server again with a DDOS attack? Geez. That's a lot of people to be on at the same time. Or did something here go viral? lol
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xiongmao wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:19 am
I tried Cloudflare (free version) but it wasn't very good at stopping bots.

I just watched that documentary about Reptilians so I'm pretty sure they'll exert pressure on hosting providers making it increasingly difficult to host HA.
Cloudflare doesn't stop bots, but it can stop hackers and DDOS attacks through it's proxy server.

However we cannot use Cloudflare here because our advertisers say it interferes with their system of tracking clicks from this site directly.
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Yohan wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 3:14 am
Winston wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Does the forum appear to work fine so far everyone? Are all functions of the forum working ok?

Also, I noticed that there are only about 25,000 topic threads here. There should be over 30,000 if I remember a few years ago. Or close to 40,000 now. That could mean that some topics were lost or deleted or not recovered somehow. Do you guys notice some topics missing?
Thanks for restoring the forum !

As fas as I can see, the forum works fine, except the 'latest 100 topics'.
When I click on the 'latest 100 topics', they show up for a second and then there is only a blank page.

Otherwise however it seems nothing is missing, all my comments since 2014 are showing up in existing threads...

Maybe these many missing threads you mention are deleted threads? Maybe threads created by spammers?
Is the latest 100 topics page ok now @Yohan? No one has complained anymore so I guess it works now? I wonder how it fixed itself. lol
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