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Mr

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Site issues, September 2022
« on: September 13, 2022, 09:48:07 PM »
Heya everyone!
Some bad news today;
a few days ago we experienced an issue with our main database and as a result a lot of content; posts, PMs, etc. has unfortunately been lost.

We are very sorry about the inconvenience.
- Mr and the LMT team

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 10:01:47 PM »
Thanks for the work.  We can build it back up again! No worries.

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 10:31:36 PM »
Aw, this blows. How did this happen exactly?  :(

stackjackson

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2022, 11:30:20 PM »
For now, let's just say the database got corrupted, along with all our recent backups. We had to re-start with the April 2020 database!

It's not ideal, of course, but at least we're still rolling... Viva la LMT!
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musictheorist

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2022, 12:58:00 AM »
Maybe all is not lost. Check out Internet Archive.

h—ps://web.archive.org/web/20220531005805/https://librarymusicthemes.com/index.php

h—ps://web.archive.org/web/20220907180109/https://librarymusicthemes.com/

C0NN1E

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2022, 01:08:24 AM »
Oh yeah, I did those waybacks! Unfortunately, it's just the main page, I think. Better than nothing though.  :(

kpmhill

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2022, 06:15:45 AM »
Bummer. Are the search indexes still being built? I looked at my Mega files (which are all still there), and none of the posts containing them that I checked (from 2021) come up when I search for the titles…

kpmhill

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2022, 06:25:26 AM »
I did a fairly long stretch of classic library organ albums in 2021. Can't find the corresponding thread now. I'll re-post links, if that's helpful…

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2022, 10:11:08 AM »
Damn, it sucks that so much data and shares have been lost, but on the bright side at least the forum is still here.

I'll very soon get the Spider-Man and Beavis threads back up to speed, as well as dig up the Google Drive links for my shares archive.

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2022, 10:22:53 AM »
Welcome back LMT.

Ice8

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2022, 11:16:47 AM »
Very sad to see many lost links.

Greta

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2022, 01:21:34 PM »
I know an old proverb, widely used in South America, which translated is more or less this:

"Every cloud has a silver lining"  (No hay mal que por bien no venga)

Just to be a little optimistic.
G.

geo

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2022, 11:53:49 PM »
yes, a fresh start. could be a great thing!!

:)
geo
« Last Edit: September 14, 2022, 11:55:50 PM by geo »
password: libmusicnet
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geo

keir

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2022, 06:38:54 PM »
It's a drag, I might have ben a little annoyed if there weren't backups, but it's not that there weren't backups, it's that the backups were damaged.... perhaps it could be said that there should have been backups of the backups, but where would that end? If the backups of the backups failed would we say that there should have been backups of the backups of the backups?  ;D

We've started from scratch before plenty of times, at least it's not quite that this time, and thank goodness there seems to be no drama involved this time, I'm sure I'm not the only one that's getting a bit old for all that!

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Re: Site issues, September 2022
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2022, 06:44:58 PM »
The way I look at it is that most requests were dealt with. New rips were acquired by those that wanted them so in essence, case closed.  Anyone that missed out in that two year period of course can request a anything and new rips will continue as usual. I know there are other sections of the forum that have lost useful info but sure it won’t take long to catch up.  I’m sure we are all thankful the forum still exists, and big thanks to those keeping it running.