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#1 balthazar

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

A while ago we had a link to really old internet backup (?) of early C&G pages.

I had started up an O/T thread on a message board, and it grew to 5 or 6 pages, all technical info, but the site just went down due to non-payment. I have no contact info for the admin, either.

Is there some way to view cache'd images or straight text of my pages in question; ala the early C&G pages??
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

You might be thinking of the Internet Wayback Machine. Here's a link for some archived versions of C&G: http://wayback.archi...ersandgears.com
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

That was it.
Not working for the site in question.... tho the actual site says 'be back soon', so perhaps this question is moot.
I HAVE to learn to back things up immediately..... :nono:
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

How would one back up an entire webpage/forum like C&G for personal reference? Export via PDF?
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

You would, in general, need direct database access granted by an admin. You can do some pretty sweet things with MySQL replication for live, realtime failover.

IMHO, anything else would get you a browsable, but static copy of C&G... and would take too much effort to return to its current dynamic format.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:43 AM

Yeah, if it's MySQL based, you can get a FULL backup by doing 2 parts - database (SQL) and the files themselves.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

Yeah, if it's MySQL based, you can get a FULL backup by doing 2 parts - database (SQL) and the files themselves.


Well, I'm making the assumption that its MySQL (or another popular SQL database) based, as most of the forum software packages out there are. Most of the best will save everything in the database... threads, photos, system config... so there is little outside the database that needs backing up... as a fresh copy of the forum software is generally available online.

I don't actually know what/how C&G is configured, however, so I'm just speculating... and I meant to note that in the first post (but was sleepy and forgot).
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