Lesson learned, I lost my all sites today

Go to wayback machine and restore the site. Take regular backups with updraft plus. Its free and it works!
I am using for last 3 years after using all other crap backup plugins.
 
Which server provider was that ? Just asking. This was really rackless to happen. Because i know i used to use the dedicated servers upto 60gb rams and they goes offline for a minute whole team stops working and even links stops working a lot of tracking tools were going on with that. Contabo teaches us lesson really soon when we have to wait for their support to come online for 6 hours even though their telephonic support was there but they weren't able to do anything.

Then we decided to use a lot of domains and then putting them seperately on a lot of small servers usually 4 gb or cloud servers. It helped a lot but things weren't actually bulletproof.

As of now may i ask how many websites were there ? on one single server ?
 
Which server provider was that ? Just asking. This was really rackless to happen. Because i know i used to use the dedicated servers upto 60gb rams and they goes offline for a minute whole team stops working and even links stops working a lot of tracking tools were going on with that. Contabo teaches us lesson really soon when we have to wait for their support to come online for 6 hours even though their telephonic support was there but they weren't able to do anything.

Then we decided to use a lot of domains and then putting them seperately on a lot of small servers usually 4 gb or cloud servers. It helped a lot but things weren't actually bulletproof.

As of now may i ask how many websites were there ? on one single server ?
I guess it’s hetzner bare metal.
 
Which server provider was that ? Just asking. This was really rackless to happen. Because i know i used to use the dedicated servers upto 60gb rams and they goes offline for a minute whole team stops working and even links stops working a lot of tracking tools were going on with that. Contabo teaches us lesson really soon when we have to wait for their support to come online for 6 hours even though their telephonic support was there but they weren't able to do anything.

Then we decided to use a lot of domains and then putting them seperately on a lot of small servers usually 4 gb or cloud servers. It helped a lot but things weren't actually bulletproof.

As of now may i ask how many websites were there ? on one single server ?
I am using Hetzner as my server provider from many years. Server model is AX41-NVME, its have 6 cores (12 threads) Amd ryzen CPU, 64GB Ram and 2 512GB NVME M2 disk. I hosted around 12-13 live sites here and performance was very good. But today this disaster happened.
 
You didn't lose anything. Worst case scenario you need to build the sites up again which isn't that hard if waybackmachine has the captures.

Since you have the domains means there will be no lost SEO juice, but google can be tricky and it will throw you around a lot once the sites are reindexed.
 
Use waybackmachine to find version of your site you want, then HTTrack it. Go to folder where you copied the site and then navigate to :

\web.archive.org\web\20220712045529\https_\YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME\index.html

(That number may differ, if its not in that folder delete all folders with archive or webarchive in name until you get this message HERE when you open index.html in root folder.

That will give you exact location of your main index.html, you need to restore those folders back after that !!)

Open it with text editor and delete everything between those two tags:

<!-- BEGIN WAYBACK TOOLBAR INSERT -->

<!-- END WAYBACK TOOLBAR INSERT -->
 
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You didn't lose anything. Worst case scenario you need to build the sites up again which isn't that hard if waybackmachine has the captures.

Since you have the domains means there will be no lost SEO juice, but google can be tricky and it will throw you around a lot once the sites are reindexed.
If he acts fast and maintain same URLs he won't experience much issue if any. But redirecting might throw him around
 
I lost a whole computer some time ago. Literally I lost it in the wild.

I didn't backup to any server before I was thrown out of an apartment along with my things including my computer and the computer was stolen when I was moving.

Happily it was mostly some prototypal work which wasn't really production ready, but still, it could be a lot.
 
So sorry to hear this. I couldn’t imagine losing more than 10 of my money sites. Such a huge disaster. But you did it once, you can do it again man. Hope you quickly recover from this.

For those who run self hosted sites with servers, try the combination of Rclone + cronjob script for a simple, efficient automatic cloud backup solution.
 
Sorry to hear that it happened, but we learn from our mistakes. When I started out, my site was hacked, and after that, all my data was deleted by a hosting provider here. From that moment, I have started using backup plugins for all my sites and set up an automatic backup on my Google Drive. Sadly, there's no way to recover everything, but you can get the articles by checking Google Cache or other tools mentioned in the earlier posts.
 
very sad.. hopefully you can recover some data off webarchive and tedious task of rebuilding.
u came to right place to get sympathies lol. everyone here can identify with that kind of pain.
im going to go make sure my backups are recent right now.
 
Around 12 hours ago suddenly my dedicated server went offline. I thought it was just a simple web server issue, so I tried to connect using SSH but failed. Then after trying rebooting I opened a support ticket, support guy quickly activate KVM console and confirmed me. On KVM console I found my NVMe disk is not working, so again I contacted support then they give me the bad news, That disk is gone and I dont have any way other than replace the faulty disk. There no way to get back my data from faulty disk.

I am an idiot and learned a lesson by losing everything today, I never taken any offsite backup, my backup files also in that server (just used a separate directory). When I thinking I have to start all over again, I'm becoming crazy.... what an idiot I am.

So guys always take offsite backup, don't store your backup files in the same server.


Sorry for your loss

Setup backup

CRON Tabs

zip and mail to yourself - static content
zip and mail to yourself - DB data

every 5 hours

always back up and mail to self!
 
This is why I always use managed hosting. I focus on my things they care about servers and backup my data. It worth every penny.

Did you use unmanaged server to save a few bucks per month? How much does your business cost?

I am sorry for you.
 
This is why I always use managed hosting. I focus on my things they care about servers and backup my data. It worth every penny.

Did you use unmanaged server to save a few bucks per month? How much does your business cost?

I am sorry for you.
Yes I was using unmanaged dedicated server, actually I using dedicated from many years, I never faced any issues before.

I able to recover 2 sites from webarchive but other sites are completely gone.
 
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