[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

restore mysql record

Posted on 2014-11-03
6
Medium Priority
?
173 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-03
I was having problems with contact form 7 in WordPress, so I removed it and reinstalled it. Unfortunately, that resulted in some data being erased in the table wp_posts. THat means I lost my forms that I previously had.

The site is hosted on godaddy, and I have access to the MySQL database via mysqladmin. Is there a way to undelete these records? I do not know if the records were erased permanently, or if there is a chance to unerase them (I was able to unerase records years ago when working with other databases, but I am not familiar enough with MySQL).

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Lev Seltzer
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Insoftservice
ID: 40419281
I hope godaddy keeps backup of data and mysql in its log file of one day (i don't know its one day or 1 week).
Check in your ftp account accordingly and replace with old one
At there end they keep backup of 1 week as same is done at my company we keep backup of client for one week
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lev Seltzer
ID: 40419286
The last backup was 368 days ago. Too old.
It seems that godaddy does NOT keep backup data.
That is what I wanted to try to undelete the record. In other databases, there is a bit that is set to true if the record is deleted, and one can undelete the record by changing this bit.
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Insoftservice earned 2000 total points
ID: 40419291
Did you contact them.
They won't charge if your data is not  so late.
Did you checked the log folder present in ftp
0
Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

 

Author Closing Comment

by:Lev Seltzer
ID: 40419557
I didn't see any further backups, so I restored the 389 day backup and was fortunate enough to find what I needed.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40419662
Lev,

Godaddy hosting is just awful for many reasons and backups are one of them.  Most other hosts of this size will do automatic 12 hour backups of both web and mysql files.  Food for thought.

Also, you can install plugins like BackupBuddy that can be set to backup your database on a regular interval and send the file to Dropbox or S3.  This is a good workaround when your host is unreliable.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lev Seltzer
ID: 40419803
Thank you for the suggestion. I had purchased backupbuddy for a wordpress transfer, and didn't think about using it for this client, too (the client picked godaddy, and I was not in a position to get him to change it).
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This post contains step-by-step instructions for setting up alerting in Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) using Grafana.
In this blog post, we’ll look at how using thread_statistics can cause high memory usage.
This video teaches users how to migrate an existing Wordpress website to a new domain.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up basic WordPress SEO. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. The plugin used will be WordPress SEO by Yoast. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: myw…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 10 hours left to enroll

640 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question