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  • #54183

    lwr
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    I lost my database due to illness absence with my host. I had downloaded my files from this particular site, but not the database. My memory is that there is an option/button on your weaver themes to save the database — am I correct? Is there any chance of finding my lost database?  I need help ASAP as I’ve been working on this for weeks and need the site to be functioning by 4-14-18. Thanks —

    #54185

    Maureen
    Participant

    Check with your host. They should have a backup of the entire site.

    #54186

    lwr
    Participant

    That’s who I’ve been working with for hours and days, depending on the quality of the tech. So far the bottom line is that the database was removed after the site sat idle for several months. As I was out due to illness, I didn’t address it. However, I have the Weaver Xtreme files downloaded for this site on my computer. Do you think I could reconstruct the site by pasting the code from each?

    #54188

    lwr
    Participant

    I seem to recall a button on the backside of the theme admin for site backup. Does that include the database? Anyone know? Please? I hesitate right now to go back in with my wp-admin login because the host was able to restore the homepage and one other, but none of the other pages work. I don’t know what he did or how he was able to do that without the database, maybe a plugin thing — but I’m afraid if I go in it might delete the small remnant of site I have left. So, I can’t go looking for the backup “button” I refer to and am asking if anyone knows what I’m referring to. Thanks.

    #54189

    Maureen
    Participant

    You may be thinking about the Weaver Theme settings button. Unfortunately that is not your database.

    I don’t know how the tech would get even 2 wordpress pages up without a database. I think you should go into the WP admin and check to see if any pages/posts are there. Your site should not come down, but if it does just call back your host and explain what happened.

    Did you create and save any backups locally?

    #54190

    Maureen
    Participant

    Also, I don’t know why your host would remove your DB after a few months, even if the site was not maintained.

    #54191

    lwr
    Participant

    Well, that’s the way they do it, I guess. I recall him saying something about using certain plugins that existed on the site. He asked if he should update them and I said yes, but then everything went down. After concluding the absence of a database was sure, he said he could restore the home page if I at least wanted that, so that’s how I have a home page. Weirdly, http://www.noashatall.org/coal-ash-what-is-it/ is also visible, but that’s it.This site: http://www.noashatall.org

    I am perplexed. And I didn’t understand that when I downloaded the site files to my computer that the database would not come with them. This site is hugely important to many people and I am devastated that I have lost it for them. I am the sole developer of this site, actually designer, as Weaver is the theme and developer, and I have some skills but am mostly self-taught with WordPress.

    If anyone has any ideas as to how to restore a database, I would love to know.

    #54192

    scrambler
    Moderator

    If you never downloaded a backup of your database from your host Cpanel, and if your host has not kept any backup (which would not be right), you are out of luck.

    The theme only includes ways to backup Theme options and settings.

    The database is WordPress, and it is up to you and your host to keep backup of it.

    So all you can do is insist that your host provider locate an old backup…

    #54193

    lwr
    Participant

    Ok. Well, thanks for the information, and now I understand something I didn’t understand before about backup. Self-taught you learn things the hard way sometimes. I will attempt to rebuild it. Do you know how I even have the two pages I do have, by any chance, without a db?

    #54194

    Weaver
    Keymaster

    Go to this site:

    http://archive.org/web/

    Type in your url: http://archive.org/web/

     

    They have archives of at least portions of your page content from several different time snapshots. – maybe not images. You can at least copy/paste that content to help rebuild your site from scratch, which seems to by your only option if there are no copies of your site’s database. Be patient – it takes some time for it to recover the snapshots.

    #54195

    Weaver
    Keymaster

    Also, given you do have some pages, you might just have to got to the Dashboard:Settings:Save Permalinks option – may just be rebuilding the links.

    #54197

    lwr
    Participant

    So, you’re saying the snapshots may recover over time and reappear on the site?

     

    #54198

    lwr
    Participant

    Sorry, I didn’t scroll up enough to see your link to the archive site. Doing that now. Thank you!!!

    #54199

    lwr
    Participant

    which option do I choose on the Save Permalinks page from my dashboard?

    #54200

    Maureen
    Participant

    In the Dashboard, go to Settings / Permalinks and click on Save Changes

    #54201

    lwr
    Participant

    <h2 class=”title”>Common Settings</h2>

    <label><input name=”selection” type=”radio” value=”” /> Plain</label> http://www.noashatall.org/?p=123
    <label><input checked=”checked” name=”selection” type=”radio” value=”/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/” /> Day and name</label> http://www.noashatall.org/2018/04/13/sample-post/
    <label><input name=”selection” type=”radio” value=”/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/” /> Month and name</label> http://www.noashatall.org/2018/04/sample-post/
    <label><input name=”selection” type=”radio” value=”/archives/%post_id%” /> Numeric</label> http://www.noashatall.org/archives/123
    <label><input name=”selection” type=”radio” value=”/%postname%/” /> Post name</label> http://www.noashatall.org/sample-post/
    <label><input id=”custom_selection” name=”selection” type=”radio” value=”custom” /> Custom Structure </label> http://www.noashatall.or

    which one? this is what I have now.

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