• Fixings posts

    From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Digital Man on Thu Dec 22 23:21:52 2022
    I accidentally messed up my user.tab file and restored it from backup, not realizing a new user had registered since the last backup I was using.

    He had made some posts but now a different user has the user number.

    Is it just a simple matter of getting all the posts by the old sender_userid from the header and rewriting with the new userid as long as from matches the old username?

    Thankfully he really only posted in one or two fido echoes but I also want to make sure any personal netmail is transfered over.

    Thanks,
    Nigel
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 11:28:57 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Nelgin to Digital Man on Thu Dec 22 2022 11:21 pm

    I accidentally messed up my user.tab file and restored it from backup, not realizing a new user had registered since the last backup I was using.

    You're aware that the user.tab is automatically backed-up nightly be SBBS?

    He had made some posts but now a different user has the user number.

    Is it just a simple matter of getting all the posts by the old sender_userid from the header and rewriting with the new userid as long as from matches the old username?

    If by 'userid' you mean user number, yeah, that'd work, but I don't know that I'd bother.

    Thankfully he really only posted in one or two fido echoes but I also want to make sure any personal netmail is transfered over.

    NetMail would be trickier because the user number is used to index the messages in the mail base. I'm not sure if just changing the message headers will fix the index or you'd have to run 'fixsmb' after doing so.
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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Digital Man on Fri Dec 23 14:17:07 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 11:28:57

    You're aware that the user.tab is automatically backed-up nightly be SBBS?

    Yes, unfortunately it was a week after the event and I only keep 5 days so had to go from my offsite backup. I thought I checked for new users before hand but seems I didn't.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 13:04:31 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Nelgin to Digital Man on Fri Dec 23 2022 02:17 pm

    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 11:28:57

    You're aware that the user.tab is automatically backed-up nightly be SBBS?

    Yes, unfortunately it was a week after the event and I only keep 5 days so had to go from my offsite backup. I thought I checked for new users before hand but seems I didn't.

    Ah, maybe increase that backup count in SCFG.
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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Digital Man on Fri Dec 23 15:33:01 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 13:04:31

    Ah, maybe increase that backup count in SCFG.

    Usually I know if I screwed something up, this time it didn't become obvious until much later. No biggie. I will just make sure I check next time and be sure there have been no new user additions.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 13:52:02 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Nelgin to Digital Man on Fri Dec 23 2022 03:33 pm

    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 13:04:31

    Ah, maybe increase that backup count in SCFG.

    Usually I know if I screwed something up, this time it didn't become obvious until much later. No biggie. I will just make sure I check next time and be sure there have been no new user additions.

    So what you'd you do your user.tab file?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 20:03:14 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Nelgin to Digital Man on Fri Dec 23 2022 02:17 pm

    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 11:28:57

    You're aware that the user.tab is automatically backed-up nightly be SBBS?

    Yes, unfortunately it was a week after the event and I only keep 5 days so had to go from my offsite backup. I thought I checked for new users before hand but seems I didn't.

    you should keep datafile backups every week and one full backup a month.
    if you do that, you will have NO problems EVER.
    when enough time has passed, go back and cull the minor backups for disk space.

    Also the d'bridge author nick andre told me that you should reboot once a day to make sure things are in order and there's no locked nodes or whatever.

    He still runs windows xp to this day.
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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Digital Man on Sat Dec 24 00:35:22 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 13:52:02

    So what you'd you do your user.tab file?

    I was trying to change the classic default shell to "eotl" for all users and looks like I screwed up the find/replace somewhere. It worked for a couple of test accounts then about a week after I got a user email me that he couldn't login and when I used uedit all sorts of things were messed up.

    That's when we had a short conversation on IRC about updating the shell using js instead. A much safer method and easier to implement than I thought it would be.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nelgin on Sat Dec 24 02:07:53 2022
    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Nelgin to Digital Man on Sat Dec 24 2022 12:35 am

    Re: Fixings posts
    By: Digital Man to Nelgin on Fri Dec 23 2022 13:52:02

    So what you'd you do your user.tab file?

    I was trying to change the classic default shell to "eotl" for all users and looks like I screwed up the find/replace somewhere. It worked for a couple

    you should put code in your login to do a check for their shell and
    change it if needed.
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