question bout psx-scene.com

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by eternity575, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. eternity575
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    eternity575 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hiya guys...
    As well as surfing here, i am also surfing at psx-scene..com/wii
    it seemed yesterday, they had a big DB failure and lost all of their file attachments.
    Now call me crazy, but if i was a site owner, i weould have thought that making a backup of what is letft (at that point) is a good idea..
    one day after (today) they are posting this message:"The site's sql database has myseriously been emptied of it's entire contents. Even a duplicate backup database is suddenly missing it's contents. We are not sure if this was a case of corrput MySQL or if we were hacked. Regardless, all of the data in PSX-SCENE's six year existence is now lost. Words cannot describe what we are feeling right now.

    We are working hard to get the site back online as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we will be starting with an almost entirely clean slate. We should be able to recover the user data but that's about it. We hope that, once the site is re-opened, you will continue to visit and help re-build PSX-SCENE & WiiNewz to their former glory."

    Its a pity.. really..
    I really loved that site, but why o why didnt they keep backups?
     
  2. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

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    Ever heard of quoting? Makes it a lot more readable.
     
  3. jalaneme

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    ouch, well at least i still have some of the files i got from there still on my hard drive :S
     
  4. Opium

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    Yes. It's very unfortunate, Wii Newz was a great website for news and info. With any luck they'll get back up on their feet.

    But yes, database backups for big forums are a must [​IMG]
     
  5. eternity575
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    eternity575 GBAtemp Regular

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    @ZeWarriorReturns ... ever heard of the phrase.. "if you don't have anything good to say.. just SHUT UP"?
    Why do people in message boards always feel the need to "stick it to the man" regardless of the issue?
    That's why flaming is so common..
     
  6. Wizard298

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    Hey, I am trying to get ahold of one of the admins from psx-scene can someone please give me his email, I may be of some asistance in recovering his data he lost.

    SOME ONE PLEASE let me know ASAP, the longer it takes the less chance I may be able to help.
     
  7. eternity575
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    rofl... ive tried figuring it out via whois, but they use godaddy proxy service, so.. nothing available.
    sorry. i wish there was something i could do to help too!
     
  8. g4jek8j54

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    Along with GBATemp and Tehskeen, PSX-Scene was one of the sites that I would regularly visit for Wii information. A Google search for "site:Psx-scene.com" returns over 42,000 results, and a lot (if not all) have a cached version. Maybe this could be of some help, but, like Wizard298, I don't know how to contact any of the administrators. I believe "xaiNaix" has an account on GBATemp, but I'm not sure.
     
  9. Mewgia

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    There was a backup, but apparently that was wiped too.

    So, yeah.
     
  10. Wizard298

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    Damn, welll thanks for trying to help out bro.

    If anyone else knows his email, please send him an email and tell him I am trying to get ahold of him.

    I will try to see if he does have a user handle here.
     
  11. m3rox

    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    there's always a site called gbatemp.net if you're looking for Wii release info..
     
  12. eternity575
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    eternity575 GBAtemp Regular

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    @mewgia..
    a backup means that its BACKED UP.. somewhere else but the server.