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ajaustin
or am I just too dumb to figure out how to get into it?
tumnus
You're not dumb, the wiki database seems to have gone walkies... blink.gif
offroadgeek
crap... what the f is wrong with this db? I'm looking into it
offroadgeek
OK... so the wiki problem was not due to database issues. I've checked the logs and all was good. It seems that someone deliberately wiped out all of the wiki data (except for a doc or two that I found).

I was able to restore all of the docs, minus two that Omicron had submitted recently (after my last good backup)... but between him and I we had copies of the two missing docs. So everything is back to normal (zero docs lost).

I will be locking down the wiki, until I can figure out a safe way of allowing everyone to edit it, and still feel comfortable that someone won't destroy it. I know this defeats the general purpose of a wiki... allowing all to have access to contribute, but I think there are few people now who contribute docs, and mostly people just refer to it.

hopefully this is just a temporary solution... if anyone has any thoughts or feedback, I would love to hear it.

thanks
zenyatta
Was the damage done through the regular Wiki interface? If yes, I believe there is a simple workaround. If I remember correctly, the Wiki maintains the complete history of every entry, including dates of changes. It would thus suffice to allow people to specify the point in time they want to "browse", i.e. choose their snapshot. You would still have the burden of rolling back the occasional mayhem but it would only present a minor nuisance to the browsing users and a moderate nuisance to authors. Especially if you could put links to "known good snapshots" on the front page...

I do have a feeling this is much more complicated than I make it sound biggrin.gif

z.
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