Comments Disappeared, Backup Failing (3 posts)

  1. javajive
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Starting a couple of days ago, the comments from my blog disappeared. I've been running the site for the past 5 years and have never experienced anything like this.

    I have not modified code or even been in the dashboard recently other than to post new photos.

    I'm using WP 2.02 with Kubrick and a variety of plugins.

    If I attempt to post a comment, it will show up as "anonymous" and the comment says "at" - nothing else. Then if I refresh, the comment is gone.

    Additionally, I've tried doing backups with the "WordPress Backup Database" plugin. It stops after 4% but if I hit "back" in the browser, it will complete. I'm not sure if this is a similar issue or a separate one.

    Could mySQL have a problem?

    My last complete backup was in February. Obviously I'll be bummed to lose the past three months of posts, but am I correct in saying that the backup created then would have all my comments from the past few years? (to be used only in an emergency).

    Please let me know if I have not provided enough information or if I can follow up with any more info to help those of you who may offer help.

    Brandon (American in Indonesia)

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well you might try using phpMyAdmin and do a backup of each database, one by one to see which is failing. Backup as many of your tables as possible.

    Then the table (hopefully it's only one table) that you can backup, try Checking and then Repairing that table.

    Here's some articles that discuss the check/repair:

  3. javajive
    Posted 9 years ago #

    MichaelH: Thanks for your help. Would this also help with my comments disappearing or only the backup issue?

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