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I lost my WP Database - Can I go Back In Time?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by eestisiin, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. eestisiin

    eestisiin Regular Member

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    Anyways, by some faults (dunno whos) I lost all by database which consisted of wordpress blog posts and etc.

    Its not really important since it was a dummy site for my cpa offers, but the problem is that those articles written there were somewhat important and would save me heaps of time to rewrite.

    I was wondering is there any program that can give me a look onto my website few days ago? I checked web archive but its last info comes from year 2008 jan 22 :/ which is kinda really old.

    Any one?
     
  2. JesterJoker

    JesterJoker Regular Member

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    check with your webhost. sometimes they can use a backup from previous days.

    my host can give me just about any day of the previous week at any time.
     
  3. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    You can check your webhost for a backup, but if they don't have one and if your database is deleted, than I believe it is too late. Did you have any pages cached by google or any other search engine? If so you can copy the articles from the cache.
     
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    r00t Regular Member

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    Contact your host's support. Most probably they'll have a backup of your website, just ask them
     
  5. eestisiin

    eestisiin Regular Member

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    Yeah, I just checked godaddy and its timestamp is 25-ts which is todays date :S
     
  6. zone69

    zone69 Junior Member

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    If you database is gone then there is not a way to get them locally.

    Have you tried to google all pages indexed for your site:
    Code:
    site:yourdomain.com
    
    You can then click cached to see the cached version of pages that are indexed. Hopefully all your pages are indexed.
     
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  7. projectx

    projectx Power Member

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    Do you have cpanel control?, i belirve there is a option to set it back, dont know for sure.
     
  8. kecoaksaru

    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    Do your web already indexed by google?
    You can catch google cache
    search google for example:
    site:yourwebsite.com
    then click cached

    edit: oops.. already mention above
    but you can use yahoo too with the same method
     
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  9. longdrv4u

    longdrv4u Newbie

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    Have you talked to Mr. Peabody and Sherman they may let you use their wayback machine
     
  10. otto14

    otto14 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I lost my WP Database too and it was an important site. However I have backups of the articles but I have to build the site from scratch again. I check it and there is no way to get it back. :(
     
  11. eestisiin

    eestisiin Regular Member

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    Thanks, fortunately my site was indexed and I managed to copy paste my site, now I just have to reinstall plugins and etc :)

    Thanks a lot, and let it be a lesson - always back up your db :D
     
  12. kecoaksaru

    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    Happy to hear that,
    I'm glad that this method work for you