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Restoring Images from MOCpages Crash - Official Thread
 Group admin 
For members who's images were lost during MOCpages' crash last year...

As of the date of this posting, there are some members who are still missing images as a result of the site crash. We've reached a point in the process where remaining lost images will need to be manually retrieved.

Sean has asked to be informed directly, so I'm creating this thread to try and organize the process a bit.

If you have pics that are still missing, post a comment here in the following manner:


"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing _____ images."


By leaving the comment above, Sean will have your home page, user ID, and the number of pics still needing to be retrieved. No other information will be necessary.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THIS THREAD CLEAN AND ORGANIZED. ANY COMMENTS OTHER THAN THE ABOVE WILL BE DELETED.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: THIS THREAD IS FOR IMAGES LOST IN THE CRASH ONLY. FOR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH PICTURES, PLEASE USE A DIFFERENT THREAD. THANK YOU.

As I mentioned on another thread, I don't know Sean's schedule, or that of his server admin (who will be attempting the retrievals manually). So, we can't garuntee how long it might take. Also, there is no garuntee on Sean's, or his server admin's part that in the end, all images will be able to be restored. However, they will certainly do their best.

Thanks, gang.


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| January 7, 2012, 12:03 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 36 images.
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| January 7, 2012, 2:16 pm
Hello.

None of my images have returned yet. http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/65723

"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 83 images, across 8 pages"

Thanks for looking into this for me, and good luck.
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| January 7, 2012, 6:00 pm
Still missing images as a result of the crash. Over 100 over 16 pages.
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| January 7, 2012, 6:38 pm
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 46 number of images."


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| January 8, 2012, 12:14 am
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 112 images."

Between http://mocpages.com/mocs.php?id=17339 and http://mocpages.com/mocs.php?page=4&id=17339.
Title images only; I've been using brickshelf for quite a while.
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| January 8, 2012, 11:20 pm
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 169 images."
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| January 9, 2012, 4:44 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 132 images across 9 different pages of creations: Bioshock Rapture, Bioshock Big Daddy, Denver Public Library, Ninjago Spinjitzu Arena, Orks Peep Factory, Mummy Museum, Playable Hogwarts, Jade Eclipse, Mom's Steampunk Float.

Thanks! Imagine
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| January 11, 2012, 6:21 pm
Still missing images from the crash.
I have too many missing individual images to count but;
I have a total of 28 complete mocs missing.
4 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/41967
2 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/141757
6 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/78736
7 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/89569
2 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/103542
6 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/123471
1 from this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/131014

Sorry I can't be specific on the amount of individual images.

I have just realized, it's a year's worth of Mocs that's missing. The mocs I'm missing were all posted between July 20th 2010 and July 23rd 2011. All of my others are fine.
Great job on sorting all of this out by the way. We greatly appreciate everything you do.
--Blast--
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| January 12, 2012, 5:56 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 15 images.


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| January 12, 2012, 6:21 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 155 images (but I uploaded most of my main pictures again, that's why I didn't count them)
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| January 14, 2012, 5:38 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing __3___ images."
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| January 16, 2012, 11:43 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 100s of images in 62 MOCs.

These are all between August 1st, 2010 and August 1st, 2011.
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| January 18, 2012, 1:09 pm
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 20 images."
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| January 19, 2012, 7:27 pm
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 212 images."
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| January 20, 2012, 12:00 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 49 images.
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| January 20, 2012, 6:56 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing all of my pictures, but please notify me if all of these need to be re-uploaded by me! :) Thanks guys!
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| January 21, 2012, 12:07 am
Hi, still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 'a great deal' of images. Sorry about being unspecific, but the missing images are all over and numerous.
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| January 23, 2012, 7:09 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 16 images.
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| January 24, 2012, 11:11 am
I'm not missing any, but Sven Junga is. Since he probably won't be posting in this group, I figured I might as well for him.
Here's a link to his page:
http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/13008

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| January 24, 2012, 1:44 pm
As it turns out, I'm actually missing three images. They're all from the same MOC, so I'll post a link to it.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/266136
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| January 27, 2012, 7:13 am
Here's a fantastic builder who's missing almost all of his photos.
http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/42932
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| January 29, 2012, 9:29 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 8 images.

Thanks!
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| February 2, 2012, 6:52 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing images of 10 creations.
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| February 3, 2012, 3:51 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing about 200 images.
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| February 5, 2012, 2:22 pm
I just re-uploaded all my missing images. So I'm good now. Thanks!
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| February 6, 2012, 1:15 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 1 image.

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| February 6, 2012, 9:21 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 123 images across 10 Mocs.
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| February 8, 2012, 1:25 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 12 images (across 4 MOCs)
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| February 9, 2012, 11:17 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing about 30 images. Its only 1 moc.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/223047
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| February 11, 2012, 10:09 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 56 images.
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| February 14, 2012, 10:44 pm
Hey don't worry about my MOCS I reposted so fixed now
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| February 16, 2012, 8:21 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 246 images. Mostly in this folder http://mocpages.com/folder.php/109529
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| February 29, 2012, 12:07 am
 Group moderator 
http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/42932

found this by accident, but it looks like this member is missing some more recent images than the original crash.

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| March 5, 2012, 6:10 pm
Hi!
I'm still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 87 images.

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| March 6, 2012, 9:20 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing the majority of my images. All I really want restored is my old MOCpages Comics, which is in this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/115437 Parts 1-18 all have photos missing. Thanks :)

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| March 7, 2012, 12:33 pm
I'm missing 8 pics across 3 pages.
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| March 9, 2012, 7:19 pm
I'm missing eleven images from this MOC.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252246
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| March 11, 2012, 9:59 am
 Group admin 
I didn't have a lot of time, but I went back to a few pages - ones that had been mentioned here in this thread fairly early on - to see if the images had been restored. In the pages I visited, I still didn't see any improvements.

If there are some builders who have seen their images restored, could you let me know here in this thread?

I don't want to put undue pressure on Sean - because I know he's really got his hands full right now with not only all of the complexities of his day to day life, but also additional complications with MOCpages - but, by the same token, as the messenger here I'd like to know that you guys are seeing some progress.

I'd appreciate it if anyone who's seen pics come back could chime in.

Thanks so much, gang!

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| March 12, 2012, 10:43 am
I am missing One image in this MOC, but the rest are back. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/264476
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| March 12, 2012, 6:29 pm
I'm having trouble with viewing some other peoples creations. when i click on them it goes to a blank page that says it has no header or something like that.

also the creations that were uploaded five years ago thing is not working for me as well
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| March 12, 2012, 6:34 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
I didn't have a lot of time, but I went back to a few pages - ones that had been mentioned here in this thread fairly early on - to see if the images had been restored. In the pages I visited, I still didn't see any improvements.

If there are some builders who have seen their images restored, could you let me know here in this thread?

I don't want to put undue pressure on Sean - because I know he's really got his hands full right now with not only all of the complexities of his day to day life, but also additional complications with MOCpages - but, by the same token, as the messenger here I'd like to know that you guys are seeing some progress.

I'd appreciate it if anyone who's seen pics come back could chime in.

Thanks so much, gang!

I'm afraid to report that I as of yet have not seen any difference but I'll be sure to notify you if anything changes.
--Blast--
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| March 16, 2012, 10:08 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 215 images.
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| March 22, 2012, 12:49 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing
all images my home pages is

http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/67782

I'm also missing instructions and I need one that I've lost on my local drive.

http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/67782/1294112016m.lxf

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| April 1, 2012, 11:38 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 342 images.
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| April 6, 2012, 9:55 pm
Missing a few here and there too still! I suggest reloading the pics! That's probably what I'll do, if I can figure out what's missing!

Quoting Lt. John Harland
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 342 images.


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| April 6, 2012, 10:18 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 30+ images
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| April 11, 2012, 8:22 pm
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 100+ images from 48 MOCs."
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| April 13, 2012, 3:40 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 5 images."
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| April 22, 2012, 1:30 pm
"Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 100 images."
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| April 24, 2012, 8:01 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 8 images."
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| May 8, 2012, 6:29 am
Mine are not back...

John R. Beck

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| May 29, 2012, 8:06 pm
 Group admin 
Time to check with Sean again to see what the status is. I'll get back with everyone here if he gives me an update.

Thanks, guys.

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| May 29, 2012, 8:53 pm
I am missing
~13 photos from <a href= http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/260777 <a/>
~44 from <a href= http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/260777 <a/>

These are the only two I really care about. It would be nice if the other photos were fixed, but I don't want to give you guys TOO much effort. THANKS!
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| June 4, 2012, 7:45 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 184 images. D:
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| June 4, 2012, 9:11 pm
 Group admin 
Just an update here...

Sean's got a tech guy that is supposed to be working on image restoration, and passed along to me a copy of the email he sent the technician asking about progress.

Now, what the tech's response was...or how much progress he's made, unfortunately, I can't say. But, again, Sean was recently in contact and asking for an update on progress.

Hopefully, we'll start to see some recovery...it's been ages now since the crash.


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| June 5, 2012, 7:39 am
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing all of my pictures(26 mocs- over 100 images).
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| June 14, 2012, 3:34 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 16 images
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| June 21, 2012, 6:56 pm
Still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 16 images
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| June 21, 2012, 6:56 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Just an update here...

Sean's got a tech guy that is supposed to be working on image restoration, and passed along to me a copy of the email he sent the technician asking about progress.

Now, what the tech's response was...or how much progress he's made, unfortunately, I can't say. But, again, Sean was recently in contact and asking for an update on progress.

Hopefully, we'll start to see some recovery...it's been ages now since the crash.


Thanks for this update Mark. I was beginning to think that the images would never be recovered and I'd have to re-upload the images.
Thanks again.
--Blast--
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| June 23, 2012, 4:11 pm
Hi,

Mine are still gone...

John
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| July 20, 2012, 2:28 pm
This is my second post.

I am still missing pictures as a result of the crash. I'm missing 12 images.

(If there were a way for me to re-upload, I would)

Thanks.
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| July 24, 2012, 9:44 pm
My images are still missing due to the website crash from last year. There has not been any progress for me. Should we re-upload the images ourself, or wait?
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| July 25, 2012, 6:22 pm
 Group admin 
*sigh* I think, if you have the time, I'd recommend doing whatever you can yourself. Meanwhile, I'll try contacting Sean one more time to see if he's got any new information for us.


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| July 25, 2012, 7:39 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Colonel Ghostman
My images are still missing due to the website crash from last year. There has not been any progress for me. Should we re-upload the images ourself, or wait?


I'd say, if you have them, then it will not hurt to upload new copies. Progress on the recovery is requiring outside help and taking much longer than anyone first anticipated.

Uploading replacement copies would certainly take the pressure off and speed up the process for the other people who lost images they had already deleted from their computer and didn't keep back-ups.

You would be doing everyone a favour.

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| July 26, 2012, 2:35 am
 Group admin 
Unfortunately all images that could be restored have been restored as of many months ago. If you do not have your images back, they have been lost forever.

The drives that failed couldn't fully rebuild themselves after the crash, and our datacenter hadn't been keeping backups. Basically we suffered not only a disk failure, but also a data-recovery failure, so we had no way to recover from the disk failure.

We did everything that we could, cobbling together files from anywhere we could find them, including incomplete backup copies we luckily had sitting around. We even went through looking for Google's cached copies of images and archive.org to get what we could.

Whatever's up there now is everything we could possibly get back. If you are one of the very few people that has lost their images, I'm afraid the only solution is to re-upload the images.
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| July 30, 2012, 10:50 am
Quoting Sean Kenney
Unfortunately all images that could be restored have been restored as of many months ago. If you do not have your images back, they have been lost forever.

The drives that failed couldn't fully rebuild themselves after the crash, and our datacenter hadn't been keeping backups. Basically we suffered not only a disk failure, but also a data-recovery failure, so we had no way to recover from the disk failure.

We did everything that we could, cobbling together files from anywhere we could find them, including incomplete backup copies we luckily had sitting around. We even went through looking for Google's cached copies of images and archive.org to get what we could.

Whatever's up there now is everything we could possibly get back. If you are one of the very few people that has lost their images, I'm afraid the only solution is to re-upload the images.

Thanks for your hard work. Here is something that came to mind when you said that. It starts at 7:13 and ends at 7:35.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sSOBLt0jeQ8#t=433s
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| July 30, 2012, 2:09 pm
I'm sorry to come in so late on this. First, a huge thanks for doing so much over the past months to retrieve the images. Thanks for the update as well. Just so I understand 100%, though, there is no more of the manual retrieval, correct, and no other working methods, correct? My home computer died shortly after the MOCpages crash, so I have 22 creations without pictures that I can't re-upload, and I'm grasping at straws to get something back.
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| August 2, 2012, 3:52 pm
Quoting Sean Kenney
Unfortunately all images that could be restored have been restored as of many months ago. If you do not have your images back, they have been lost forever.

The drives that failed couldn't fully rebuild themselves after the crash, and our datacenter hadn't been keeping backups. Basically we suffered not only a disk failure, but also a data-recovery failure, so we had no way to recover from the disk failure.

We did everything that we could, cobbling together files from anywhere we could find them, including incomplete backup copies we luckily had sitting around. We even went through looking for Google's cached copies of images and archive.org to get what we could.

Whatever's up there now is everything we could possibly get back. If you are one of the very few people that has lost their images, I'm afraid the only solution is to re-upload the images.

Oh well. But thanks for the hard work!
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| August 2, 2012, 5:59 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Lego Obsessionist
...Just so I understand 100%, though, there is no more of the manual retrieval, correct, and no other working methods, correct?


Unfortunately, that is correct. Any restoration will now need to be done by each member for their own pages.

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| August 2, 2012, 7:41 pm
A hard lesson but at least we've learned to be more careful in backing things up now! I've lost whole MoCs :(
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| August 5, 2012, 9:53 pm
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