Wayback Machine: MDL Archive

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  1. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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  2. MrMagic

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    Yes you can, you can right click each page > Download page
     
  3. Yen

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    Will check that again.
     
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  5. MrMagic

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    Yea I get that message too with certain pages, some you can go back to the original link and direct to the one that didn't work and it will work again

    I think the more you browse through it, the further back it sends you in the archive, so when you try visit a link November has, but you are currently in August, it says no

    But if you visit the original link then direct to that page, sometimes it will find it because you are still in November archive
     
  6. T-S

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    So let me understand... you don't have a db backup at all ? o_O
     
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  7. MrMagic

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    OK, I found out how to get around the error on wayback machine

    When it tells you it does not have that page, at the URL bar, remove everything after the page number/name, in this case

    ?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and some numbers this board won't let me post

    Then hit enter to load that page, and it loads fine

    EDIT - Confirmed, you can load every page by removing everything including the ? onwards, and hitting enter to load that URL
     
  8. rpo

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    You are asking the right question...

    Yesterday, i was a senior member, and today a member.
    About 40 of my posts disappeared.
     
  9. Yen

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    Your counter does not reflect the available posts until we start to restore.
     
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  10. ancestor(v)

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    Thanks for your effort, MrMagic. Without discussion, there has to be a good, redundant backup policy by the owner/admin/staff which can be used to restore the forum with the smallest loss possible.

    I guess people with their own projects here have backups themselves and don't just store their stuff online.
     
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  11. ancestor(v)

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    Looks good. These kinds of backups are a very nice ultima ratio measure. I'll try it as well.
     
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  12. MrMagic

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    Yea, they're not exactly first choice lol

    But, they always say, once it's online, it's online, there will be a copy somewhere

    Hopefully this speeds up, I'm just coming up to 1000 / 584k and this is on a 76/18 fibre connection

    Started off fast enough then slowed down to just a couple every second
     
  13. CaptainKirk1966

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    Do you have a web server running on that linux box? If so, what do the pages look like when you point a browser at the server? (just curious about the styles, formatting, etc)
     
  14. Yen

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    Which tool exactly are you running?
     
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  15. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    wayback_machine_downloader works for me. Not sure about MrMagic ...
     
  16. CaptainKirk1966

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    I downloaded part of a thread to a folder visible on a personal web server. The pages look funny. Much like your screenshot. I think there are missing stylesheets etc.