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  • Resolved alastc


    I had a strange prolem this morning: my wordpress database seems to have reset to an earlier point.

    I’ve no errors in the mysql or apache logs, but having posted something at about midnight, it disappeared after 8am.

    I can see http 200 requests for the post in question, and after 9am they become 404 errors.

    I’m not even sure where to start looking for answers, what should I be googling?

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  • Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    Ask your host. It sounds like they might have restored an earlier version of your database.

    Thanks for the reply, but it a virtual machine (I have root access), and my host they hasn’t touched it. Nothing else seems to be affected, it didn’t crash or go down, which is what I would expect if the host had been involved.



    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Load up phpmyadmin or the mysql client and look in the database to see if the post is actually there or not.

    WordPress can’t reset the database, but something else might have.

    A virtual host can crash, too. Perhaps your host has set up an earlier version?

    Ach, I think I’ve worked it out. It wasn’t a database thing, it’s a browser thing.

    I’d had the post open in Firefox at work, closed the browser and went home and finished it there. When I came into work and open the browser, it opened the cached version.

    I”m certain I didn’t press save or publish, but I must have somehow saved the old version (pre-publish).

    Something to watch out for I think!

    Sorry for the confusion.

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