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Author Topic: Restore HTML-Block from Backup  (Read 1948 times)

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Offline Divecall

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Restore HTML-Block from Backup
« on: April 16, 2010, 07:41:39 PM »
Hello!

One question: I have an "old" Forum Backup (SMF 1.1.15) with an old Version from SP on my Harddisk. Not online, no virtual server - only the files (and the SQL-Backup)

But now it is necessary, to restore a HTML-Block from this page.

What i need to do? To install this Backup complete (maybe on a test page) or i can "read" the html-Data┬┤s only from the files or from an DB-entry ?

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Re: Restore HTML-Block from Backup
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 02:10:20 AM »
I'm guessing that you mean SMF 1.1.5. ;)

Well, it depends on how big/what format your SQL backup is. You could
- Try to copy the contents of the HTML block straight from the sql backup (if its human readable at all).
- Or, restore the entire SQL backup onto a local or remote MySQL server, then use a tool like PhpMyAdmin to recover the relevant block data.

The data will either be in the 'sp_blocks' table or the 'sp_parameters' table, depending on how old the version of SimplePortal was for that data. Looking at the 'content' column of the rows in the 'sp_blocks' table is a good bet if its a very old backup.
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Re: Restore HTML-Block from Backup
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 06:46:08 AM »
Yes, it was 1.1.5... :-[

Thank you. I created a new SQL and put the backup inside. After this i found my information in the "sp_parameter" table.

Problem solved  :applause: