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After the planned outage because of the migration to the new data center last night my stack overflow reputation dropped from 4280 to 4245:

4280


After a browser refresh:

4245

The history doesn't show any downvotes. What went wrong?

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Ooops, they left that bit of your rep behind. It's on the next interstate bus. –  slugster Feb 10 '13 at 7:13
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OK let's hope that the bus stops here in Europe ;) –  Kay Feb 10 '13 at 7:46
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Curious: how did you get the first screenshot? (Every now and then I wish my browser would keep a copy off all pages, even when I refresh. But that would be hard for Ajax- driven content.) –  Arjan Feb 10 '13 at 8:11
    
iPhone iOS 6.1 seems to keep old contents even when I pressed on the drop down button –  Kay Feb 10 '13 at 10:31

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Though we restored all data logs from Oregon in the move, the last 5 minutes from various sites didn't make it, even though we took and restored backups during and well after the sites were in read-only mode.

We're still investigating why this happened as this certainly wasn't my intent when building the steps for our migration. We wanted no downtime (read-only only) and no data loss...obviously that didn't happen and for that I apologize. This was my plan and something didn't work correctly.

We'll spend a good chunk of time tomorrow finding out why this happened and seeing what we can do to restore the major items to New York - it's by no means a simple task but if it's not a insane effort to do so, we'll try and recover the few minutes of posts, comments and votes - things like edits likely aren't worth it in this case.

Hang on a few days, and we'll see what we can do. Jarrod has already done a good deal of work on seeing what's missing, I'll start assisting tomorrow on what we can do for a restore if at all possible.

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No worries, I am sure it was a tough job, so good luck! –  Kay Feb 10 '13 at 12:32
    
Is the deletion of this one related? The guy was already asking me why this has gone. –  Kay Feb 10 '13 at 12:33
    
@Kay: It is only -18 rep (2 up, 1 down). –  nhahtdh Feb 10 '13 at 12:45
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I've unfortunately lost two answers, to this and this question. I answered them in the minutes before the lockdown. They were both upvoted once, if that helps you. –  Paul van Schayck Feb 10 '13 at 13:53
    
Any idea what the result of this was? (just curious) –  Danny Beckett Apr 20 at 22:40

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