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We Fucked-Up and Deleted ALL The Flyers...

pc-pdx Jun 27 2011 2:34A 5

Yep, it's true!
All 19,637 flyers went kaputznik and made a super bye-bye action with no recycle bin love of any kind.

I am uber careful and paranoid of these things and still manage to pull an epic maneuver like this about once a year. -Last year whilst working on a client site, i deleted the entire four-year calendar set for *two* site for the Solano County Library. YEAH BUDDY.

Yep, So - where we're at now is that i quickly dropped $43 to get some magic (Slingblade)"Should'nta done that boy" software so as i can try to get back the deleted info off the hard drive. -IT was a half win. I think we got back most of the files but there seems to be an issue where the files that came back did so with different data or whatever : The file names no longer match the actual show info they should contain so SHIT IS BANANANANAS all over the site right now.

I have since found a version of the flyers folder in our old svn repo from about 6-weeks ago when we made some reconfiguration changes. I, in all my awesomeness, didn't get these two flyer related folders back into svn sync (because we're virtualizing the directories to share the data with other sites, NERD stuff..) and totally blew the gun in the face.

It's okay though. I think we are going to be able to recover all FOUR YEARS of the show flyers right up through the last few months. -I hate to lose any of them because i doubt there's anywhere in the world that has the flyer collection that we do. Nobody has PDX flyers traced like this - it's an ever growing museum of the portland scene and is one of my favorite things about The Guide.

I've always wanted to do something neat with these flyers and show them off in a special, dedicated to flyers, gallery on the site (any ideas?) but first things first - get them back!
So - we screwed up but are working on it.
The site might be a little funny for the next day or two and have some mismatched flyers - SORR, hook up some patience and love and we'll be back on square soon.

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5 Comments

  1. show-bot!

    If the site is mega-slow right now (it is!), it's because we're restoring the past four years of flyers that got messed up last night.
    ~20 minutes or so and it should be solid again. Thanks for the chill

  2. show-bot!

    Okay, back in action for the last four years worth of flyers. Anythings posted between May 7th and today may need to be updates as the shitty $43 recovery software managed to 'recover' all or most of the files (it didn't say), however, the files came out all screwed up so while the show is MSM @ Mississippi Pizza - the flyer is something else completely. BOO i say!
    So, if you guys could help us out and fix the flyers or anything else messed up - BIG UPS!

  3. lesamonster

    duuuuude. that blows. i've fallen victim of "recovery" software not doing what was advertised. sorry you had to deal with it too. not fun. i'ma check out the shows i added and make sure that shit is in order. way to TCB!

  4. explody

    baaackuppppps

  5. mstrix

    you rock.

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