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XF 1.1 I Just deleted a HOT Thread! How can I get it back?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ty.W, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    I goofed big time... :(

    Is there anyway to get my thread back?

    I know the URL?
  2. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    And yes I chose the option to permanently delete the thread...
    I was trying to mass delete a members messages that he removed from the forum.
  3. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Have to restore from a backup
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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Delete as in permanently? The second option in this screenshot?


    Unfortunately the clue is in the text... Permanent and irreversible.

    Your only solution is if you have a recent back up. You could restore the thread from that.
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  5. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Create a second database, import your database backup into it, find the thread and export it, import the thread back into other database
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  6. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    Yes, Permanently :( SMH

    My most recent backup was a week ago but the thread is new.


    Lesson Learned - O Well :unsure:
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sorry :(

    Try and back up daily if you can. Even if it's just a daily dump of your database.
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  8. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    Thanks for the fast response anyway guys :)
  9. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you had a backup containing that thread then it would be possible to do what Mike said:

    Basically you are isolating the thread and post records for that one thread. Then you export those specific records as a data-only backup and import that backup into the live database. This requires some dexterity but it's doable. Note that this method would not restore joined records (namely attachments).
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  10. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    and consider a new host that does daily back ups :)
  11. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    OT, that's my name :rolleyes:
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Just the first post I found.

    I didn't delete anything :)
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