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    Unhappy PLEASE HELP [database file is gone]

    My wife accidentally deleted wordpress within fantastico

    so i had to reinstall wordpress but my database file is gone
    where does linux or fantastico keep deleted files

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    Quote Originally Posted by JA1528 View Post
    My wife accidentally deleted wordpress within fantastico

    so i had to reinstall wordpress but my database file is gone
    where does linux or fantastico keep deleted files
    It doesn't, there is no "Recycle Bin".

    The only chance you have is using some sort of professional data recovery company, but prepare to pay lots with no guarantee of success.

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    Unfortunately, unless you have a backup somewhere - you're probably screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny_G View Post
    It doesn't, there is no "Recycle Bin".

    The only chance you have is using some sort of professional data recovery company, but prepare to pay lots with no guarantee of success.
    i hate my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by AH-Tina View Post
    It was a bad joke. He was telling you that your files are gone.

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    what about if you have raid 1
    but wordpress was deleted around monday

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    Quote Originally Posted by JA1528 View Post
    what about if you have raid 1
    but wordpress was deleted around monday

    RAID1 is just mirrored hard drives. So, you have 2 identical drives...both without your Wordpress databases.

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    If you have RAID1 the delete would have taken effect on both drives

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    I really think it is time for you to... divorce your wife. LOL.

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    Ouch,

    Did you have any backups with your VPS host?

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    Guys, the other option to consider is if the database itself still exists within the MySQL / MS SQL folder. If the database is still there, then all is not 100% lost... it just depends on if your host can locate your WP database.

    If it's there, then your WP blog can be restored, as all you would have to do is install the WP stuff into a NEW database, configure it and then modify the config files to point to your old database, or import the old database into the new one, and update the settings/config files.

    I'm surprised no one else has mentioned that yet.
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    Yeah first thing is to see if your host has a backup (do this quickly b/c yo never now how long they keep backups for).

    Second is to learn a lesson that you should ALWAYS have (multiple) backups of all your files. Wordpress even has a nice plugin that makes backups really easy.

    Third is never to give anyone (even your wife) more access then they need. = )

    Now how exactly did your wife delete WP via Fantastico? When you re-installed did you point the new install to the old databases? Or did your wife actually delete the databases?

    EDIT: This is why I hate to start a reply and leave it sitting there until I can get back to it. I have to learn to re-fresh and see if there are new posts. = )

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    1&1 was able to recover it!!

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    JA, GREAT news! Now, I suggest you find a hosting provider that gives you better backup solutions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JA1528 View Post
    1&1 was able to recover it!!
    Good stuff. Hopefully you learned a lesson, and now will keep multiple local and remote backups of your valuable data.

    Oh, and get your wife her own server to mess around with!

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    I was going to say, if she just deleted it through Fantastico, it probably just deleted the files and left your database alone, you would just have to edit the WP config to use the old database rather than the new one it created on the new install..

    I'm glad it worked out for you.


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