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Old 11-01-2004, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2004, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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BlackBerryForums Database Failure Explained:



WHAT HAPPENED:
Massive database crash. The backups are lost. Some of my big posts are gone.
:( :( :( :( :(
This is a big setback, especially for unpaid volunteer moderators and posters like me that spent lots of tireless hours making dozens of posts putting together this site! For myself alone, many hundreds of posts are lost, as well as many reverted to older versions.

NOT 100% LOST:
The good news is that Yahoo Search and Google Search has many important posts cached.
http://search.yahoo.com (more recent)
http://www.google.com (older)
Most search engines that supports cached pages, will work. Then, search for your lost posts (and mine) try searching for
"site:BlackBerryForums.com <put topic title here>"

EXAMPLE:
To find the lost BlackBerryModem post, you do a search for:
"site:BlackBerryForums.com BlackBerry Modem"
(By the way, I successfully recovered the main BlackBerry Modem post already, just so you know)

ACCESSING CACHED PAGES:
When the search results appear, click the "Cached" link, and you will see the original post. You can do a File->Save to save the webpage to disk.

PROGRESS:
I am in the process of saving some of my major posts. But I also have further holiday family stuff to do, as well as work, and this is going to be a big drain on my time to resurrect a lot of my lost "massive" posts. I need some volunteer help for some of the posts -- so far, about 9,000 posts got permanently lost, and some of these posts are recoverable only in the Yahoo Cache and Google Cache. I will no doubt, not be able to remember all of the major posts -- I made over 2,000 posts myself! So I can't possibly remember all of them.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Just 5 minutes of your time! If you remember any of my critical posts or the most useful posts, I would appreciate you Yahooing/Googling for these pages for me and then saving them for me. I need you to do this quickly before Yahoo and Google deletes their cached content of the former BlackBerryForums website. Save just maybe 2 of your favourite posts, maybe 5 of my best posts, or something. Any will help all of us rebuild this forum as quickly as possible!

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Go to http://search.yahoo.com
2. Enter search term "site:BlackBerryForums.com <put thread title/keywords here>"
3. Click the "Cached" link in the search results page. The cached post should then appear.
4. Go to File Menu -> Send Page By Email
5. Send the page to [email address]
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for other important posts.

Or if preferred, you can also instead save multiple HTML files and zip them all up. Only the HTML files are needed, no images necessary. Please note, I will be using an undisclosed recent Mozilla derived browser to load the files and am using a virus scanner... in case an unwitting potential hacker thinks of emailing me a trojan This special temporary [email address] address only accepts HTML files and zipped HTML files (no other file formats, for security reasons).
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Would the wayback machine help?
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-28-2004, 02:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'll run a search through my IE and firefox cached pages at home and work and all that to see if I can dig any relevant info out of them.
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Same here, I have cached pages as well I'll thumb through. As well as yahoo and google for those I may have lost.
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