Meltdown of TMF attachments ?

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Meltdown of TMF attachments ?

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Has anyone noticed that "Attachments" no longer seem to exist on this board ? When I click on the relevant box this is what appears :

"The selected attachment does not exist anymore".

There is an enormous volume of unique and priceless information and historical records held on our files which would be a tragedy to lose.

Does anyone know what has gone wrong and if there is anything to be done to recover the situation ?

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It seems to function fine for me.
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I think Graham is referring to old posts, whose attachments are being lost... I've found it also.
We should be able to access backup files of, say, every quarter or semester, and download them...
Gb space will become a problem in the end... The Universal Library... Ufff...
Only the post of yesterday with the last EMG photos... It has 14 images of an average 3Mb per image...
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Inigo wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:01 am I think Graham is referring to old posts, whose attachments are being lost... I've found it also.
We should be able to access backup files of, say, every quarter or semester, and download them...
Gb space will become a problem in the end... The Universal Library... Ufff...
Only the post of yesterday with the last EMG photos... It has 14 images of an average 3Mb per image...
Ah. Well, if the attachments were uploaded through a photo service like flickr or photobucket in the past, and the owner either deleted his account or the service no longer exists, then the images are gone from their posts forever. Unfortunately that's a large issue on many of the forums I belong to.

Hence, I always use the image feature of each forum. That being said, it's nice when the OP of those images updates any lost images with current ones, but that seems to not happen very often.

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Here is an example :

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Perhaps @MordEth should be contacted?

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I have emailed him and very much hope all is not lost !

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An absolute disaster if not averted! Here's hoping and praying...
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Considering the board still has 35 GB of attachments in the /files/ directory, I really doubt that anything is lost.

Dreamhost was dumb enough to give us unlimited file storage, so it is not a quota issue.

Currently, I am under the gun with a work deadline, and I just lost a cousin so I have not been on the TMF much this month. I will look into the attachment issue ASAP, but most likely it will be Monday or later next week before I can devote any time to it. Please don’t panic in the meantime.

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Many thanks David and I hope things become easier in your life soon. Your response and reassurance is greatly appreciated.

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