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  • Medievaldragon

    (@medievaldragon)


    A friend of mine had to delete his full database from within wordpress’ panel. He is new to wordpress so he doesn’t know if there exists a backup somewhere. Is there any backup or way to recover this database from the trash?

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  • Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    A friend of mine had to delete his full database from within wordpress’ panel.

    I don’t think that is possible. The db is on the server. Hopefully it is not deleted but if so there is a possibility that the host has a backup.

    erikas_boy

    (@erikas_boy)

    I agree, it seems pretty unlikely he nuked his DB from the back-end. Maybe deleted all his posts or pages, but I don’t think WP would let you delete DB tables. Regardless of the outcome, it’s a good time to tell him to install backWPup, and set it to email him a DB back-up to a gmail account everyday. And he might as well do a file system dump to a free drop-box account while he is in there. It’s not the most intuitive interface, but it’s hard to beat the functionality.
    Chris

    Medievaldragon

    (@medievaldragon)

    It would be nice if he could get back all the posts and pages back.

    Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    All posts and pages are in the database. Check with your host or sign into your hosted account and confirm a database is there. If not ask the host if they did any backups.

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