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Worst day of my life! I fucking deleted ALL files on my FTP server and have no backup :-/

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by S0leil, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. S0leil

    S0leil Regular Member

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    This is the fucking worst day of my life!! I wanted to delete only one website folder on my FTP and I didnt see that it was set to delet recursive. So It deleted ALL websites on my FTP!! All my money makers are lost! I freak out!!!!!! OMG :(:(:(:(:(

    Guys! Please tell me that this is a bad dream...
     
  2. AbeloHost

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    That's horrible. How did that happen?
     
  3. DTjai

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    This must be terrible.

    I would check with your hosting to see if they have a backup.

    Regards,

    DTJai
     
  4. Ste Fishkin

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    If this is the worst day of your life then fuck, you have had it easy.

    Contact your web host, they will have a back up :)
     
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  5. S0leil

    S0leil Regular Member

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    Yeah I hope so! But I doubt it :(:( It IS terrible! I could cry...
     
  6. Ste Fishkin

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    You could cry, or you could just open a ticket with your hosting company.

    I really don't care either way.
     
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    Either contact the web host for a backup, or if they dont have it, archive.org is your friend :).
     
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    Late night work? Very well possible, this incident will remind you to only use that particular website login while working on FTP(website 1 different login, website 2 different login....). I check twice while deleting a file/folder because I know what it could be to lose everything and further FTP client gives a warning/confirmation. Sorry but nothing can be done from your end, check with your hosting provide. If they keep shadow copy then you will get last backup.
     
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    Done...Lets hope and pray.
     
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    Yeah you are totally wright. I really think about quitting IM completely. I just bought a new Macbook Air 1 week ago to work on my webpages and now this...I really cant believe it.

    Maybe I just should stop building websites and switch to other methods ...
     
  11. SamLewis

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    Your databases should still be available, if these were built using a CMS just redownload the files and connect them to your old database. If they were static websites probably not hard to remake.
     
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    S0leil Regular Member

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    Thats a good point! But then I have to re add themes and plugins right?
     
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    You delete your FTP files and that means that you should stop making websites? That's like losing your car keys and deciding that driving isn't for you.

    Come on man, you're in a line of work where your own actions directly effect how much money you make...suck it up and get back to work.
     
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    Just don't rush with any decisions. Keep your head cool and wait what they say. Even the worst disaster might turn out as the best thing that ever happened to you in the long-term. So just wait and see. And try everything in your power to restore the sites. Good luck!
     
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    You open a ticket and the response is: 'Sorry, but due to recent server upgrades, we've put the server in a dumpster.'

    But seriously, they'll have back ups. Just let them know.
     
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    Don't worry, your character is built in these moments :)
    hopefully your host will have a backup (it's very unlikely they wouldn't.
    If not, maybe it's time for a clear out - keep only the best performers and rebuild - you have the databases right, so you just need default WP files, re add your plugins and then get any image uploads etc from archive dot org.
     
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    Thanks for all the support I get from you!! That really helps. I feel like beeing stuck in a black hole but I start to come out and get back to my sites...
     
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    Not really a big issue, your host will take care of it easily, maybe some articles lost at max
     
  19. SamLewis

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    Whats the response time of your providers if its usually a few days you could probably rebuild before they reply.
    Make a back up of your databases, then make a new wordpress installation, you'll need to add all plugins and themes. Then either point the new installation to the old database or just restore the new installation with the database backup.
     
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    Best thing to do is keep calm..We all had ups and down..If you fall,doesn't mean you can't stand up again..If you made it once,you can make it again :)