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XF 1.3 HUGE mistake - Deleted Category

#1
I made a huge mistake a minute ago and deleted a category with thousands of posts.
Is there any way to undue this without a backup?
 
#5
Alright that's fine. The thing I'm worried about here...
My site has been down since yesterday. The reason being due to a host migration.
The back-up is from the old host. Can I restore that on my new host without affecting the name servers or messing things up?
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#6
If the directory structure is duplicated (the same on the old as the new, like if it was in /community then it is still in /community) then you should have no problem with it (and the domain remains the same).
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
It really makes no difference.

You can copy the files to a new directory structure and import the database to a new domain/URL.

All you need to do is update the Board URL in the ACP.
 
#8
Alright guys I appreciate that I have a full back-up anyway which was restored and clearly works so if it goes bad I can always just revert.
Thanks!
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#9
I made a huge mistake a minute ago and deleted a category with thousands of posts.
Is there any way to undue this without a backup?
So few people backup things properly.
I'll guess that 80% of Xenforo users don't have reliable backups.

It would be wise to have Xenforo come with automated backups as soon as it is installed.
Surely it would save many people's butts.