Erased directory by mistake!


#1

Hello,

yesterday I was tired-dead and I was cleaning up my $HOME through SSH, which is a deadly combination, and I actually did the oldest and dumbest mistake using the “rm -rf conv*”, I erased my personal blogs directory…

The posts and pages are located in the database so it’s not a problem. The problem is the wp-content/ folder with the plugins and the uploaded pictures.

Of course I did not setup a backup mechanism otherwise I wouldn’t be here whining.

I have heard though that dreamhost keeps automatic backups of it’s servers. Is there any way to request an couple of days old backup for my home directory?

regards


#2

Yes. Contact Support right away and they can get you a backup.


#3

You can also do your own restore and have it restore your domain directory to TIMESTAMP_example.com and then fish out the files you need.


#4

Thank you all, I resolved this problem now another one came up, but I’ll try to resolve that as well!

Thanks!


#5

i erased a directory too, but unfortunately for me dreamhost didn’t have a backup available. it was less than three weeks old.

So now I’m reasearching backup plans and there seems to be so many choices… wouuld be nice to have a cron script that scp directores to a another server… im on mac and looking into mobileme, but its 100 bucks a year


#6

Dropbox is Free for 2 Gigs.

Personally, I rsync my sites down to my Mac and I have Time Machine at home saving to an external drive that I swap out from time to time and keep the spare drive at work.