Got this database error


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I got the above error yesterday on one of my forums, i contacted my hosting company and he came back with this.

For some reason, all the database tables for the forum have been renamed form xf_* to xff_*.
Unfortunately this means I’ve had to restore the account from our backup.

Can anyone tell me why this has happened?


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Have you made any changes recently?
Installed any add-ons, added any code?

I suspect this was done at the server level so inspecting the server access logs may help to identify who did it.
Your host should be able to help with that.


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In which case then you need to check who had access as it's possible the change was purposely done via e.g. phpMyAdmin.