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Now that SO is back online it seems that all the history from my activity on the site today is lost. Are there backups? Will the history be restored?

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marked as duplicate by Ether, Jeff Atwood Oct 9 '10 at 16:57

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I also noticed that stuff posted in the last 4 hours is not present. – Daniel Vassallo Oct 9 '10 at 15:08
Backups run at midnight, looks like the site was restored from the latest one. – Nick Craver Oct 9 '10 at 15:09
@Nick: Yes, it looks like the oldest activity is from ~07:00 UTC, which probably means midnight somewhere in USA :) – Daniel Vassallo Oct 9 '10 at 15:15
@Daniel - SO's datacenter is located in Corvallis Oregon, so yep, that's inline with west coast midnight :) – Nick Craver Oct 9 '10 at 15:17
@Ether: That was posted 10 minutes after this one. – Daniel Vassallo Oct 9 '10 at 16:40
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The team is working on recovering the data:

... We lost 4 hours of data, and are working on recovering it at the moment...

Posted by @waffles a few seconds ago: Downtime alert

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that's good news. – Darin Dimitrov Oct 9 '10 at 15:11
The problem is that now they brought the site online without restoring data there could conflicts when later trying to restore the backup because existing questions could be modified and new data comes in. – Darin Dimitrov Oct 9 '10 at 15:26
I guess the SO team will have a bunch of questions to ask their own users :-) – ringø Oct 9 '10 at 15:48

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