Potential Trellon Work Orders

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Establish viable backup scheme

(Source: email from Walt)

Perhaps this could be on Trellon's list of things to do. I haven't gotten to doing a good backup scheme yet. What needs doing is in the site guide. Even if we had a backup it is not trivial to recover from this sort of problem. One would have to restore to the last backup and proceed forward from there, losing other recent changes, OR restore to a temp site and export that particular page and import it on the live site. However deleting a form will delete all the data associated with it as well. And that will be painful to recover.

 

Incidentally, this is one of the reasons that Drupal does not allow users to delete themselves as doing so removes anything they created. Not a problem for someone who has made only a few comments, but a disaster for a system maintainer.

 

I can remove some people's permissions to do some dangerous things and force them to contact me to do it. So far I have given out pretty powerful permissions to staff and more to the core editors.

 


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From: Walt Daniels [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 10:14 AM
To: 'Catherine Gemmell'
Subject: RE: Webform recovery

 

Gone. I am not yet running a daily backup. Any deletion gets a do you really want to do that prompt. The only hope is that the person has only proceeded forward in their browsing and you can use the back button to get to an edit screen that you can resave.

 


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From: Catherine Gemmell [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:55 AM
To: Walt Daniels
Subject: Webform recovery

 

Walt,

 

Somone, who shall remain nameless (at least until you check the log :), accidentally deleted a webform: volunteer-trails-interest-form. I can't work out if it can be recovered...

Can you help at all?

 

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