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Urgent! Backup Corrupted. 150 Posts gone! Site has nothing on it!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by a32335, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. a32335

    a32335 BANNED BANNED

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    So I recently transferred all my sites from one vps to another (Cpanel did it). However one of my main site didn't make it, that site was making around $10 - $30 per day. Cpanel has some problems with the database, and the backup I had is corrupted.

    Now all the site has is a fresh wp install. :((((((((((((

    Is there any Blackhat method or anything I could do to get my posts back ? Anyway i can even see it so i could re-write it ?

    Also, I'm thinking about suing...LOL
     
  2. Gormagor

    Gormagor Junior Member Premium Member

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    I expect the old posts are still cached by Google.
     
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    a32335 BANNED BANNED

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    I have no idea how to find cached stuff, any help ?
     
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    Gormagor Junior Member Premium Member

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    Type in cache:http://www.yoursite.com into Google search. :)
     
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    a32335 BANNED BANNED

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    Ok, that has the pages, with a short description, but when you click on it, it tries to go to the site.com/whateverpage, but the site is empty now. :(
     
  6. judson

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    I take it you don't have access any more to your old databases?

    Ask your host if they have backups.

    And have you had a peek into the database to see what tables are in there? You might find that the old installation used a different (non standard) table prefix, and not wp_

    How many posts are we talking about ... if it is just a small number, you are better off doing it manually.

    Alternatively head over to http://archive.org, and type in your domain name there. See whether they have your pages cached ... if it was a relatively old site, and well indexed in Google, chances are they will.
     
  7. a32335

    a32335 BANNED BANNED

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    Well I moved my site from godaddy to servint, godaddy wants $200 to reinstate the old server (thats what i was paying).

    Cpanel moved the site and they were looking into it, so I'll ask them about this:
    The site was ranked #1 for a fairly competitive keyword and had over 100 posts in google. And yes, I had over 100 posts on the site, it's kinda hard to re-write.
     
  8. jambox

    jambox Registered Member

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    have a look at waybackmachine, it should do the trick. you can either copy the posts off of there.
    alternatively there is software that can just copy a website (which will mean you will have to do a new wordpress install)

    hope it works out for you
     
  9. mangobuddy

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    I think wayback machine will also have all your posts.So you can get your site up again without any problem. If you need some help, feel free to PM me.
     
  10. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

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    Try to find where the backups are saved, after that try to download them. Then open it the .sql file with Notepad. If you need more help shoot me a PM.
     
  11. dubious

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    So you don't have any database snapshots? Your hosting company should do it automatically, depending on when they do it. Be careful when you migrate hosting, you should always download and backup the website before migration, the benefits for exceed to costs and it's common-sense.

    Additionally, you shouldn't cancel your old hosting until the transfer is successful, that way a simple nameserver point of the domain will fix the website and you can try backing up again without corruption.