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Thread/Topic clean up

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:24 pm
by L0cke
A server with a large database had a slight goof, and the database had to be restored from a certain point. Long story short, there are some topics listed on the index that you click, and don't exist. There are some topics that exist that say they have 2 pages, that only have 1. I'm looking for a mod/tool that will help clean this up (similar to vBulletin) so that it only displays the topics that really exist with their correct count.


Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:14 pm
by Merlin Sythove
Start with the resync option in the ACP

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:52 am
by L0cke
Resync doesn't do anything but refresh the page, sadly. I tried that right away.

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:57 am
by Merlin Sythove
Weird. Did you check? You don't get to see a "success" page or anything, the function simply works and reloads the forum overview. But post counts etc. should have been corrected.
Read includes/functions_admin.php function sync to figure out what it does.

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:54 pm
by L0cke
Yes, I've resynced and checked, and to no avail. There are still certain posts that note having 5 pages, when they only have 4, for example. Basically, there was a week of posts that the server lost. The thread/forum indexes act as if they have those posts when they don't.

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:53 pm
by L0cke
I don't suppose there's a "rebuild post index" type mod? Poo.

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:48 pm
by L0cke

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:13 pm
by L0cke
One thing of notice, it seems the stickies are the ones that aren't being resynced.

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:50 pm
by 3Di
probably rebuild search will help you..

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:17 am
by L0cke
Thanks, will give this a shot.

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:32 am
by StefanL
Maybe you should ask your questions over at vBulletin instead? :roll:

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:40 am
by MHobbit
Note that this is a MOD Requests forum for phpBB, L0cke. :wink: What StefanL (and I) are saying about your using vBulletin is just based on your forum linked to in your signature. If that's the forum you're actually using, I'll lock this topic as you're really not using phpBB.

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:22 am
by L0cke
Forum Central (on vBulletin) is my forum, yes.

The forum in question is, please don't assume I'm a retard. 8)

I was trying to help the administrator there, as I was an old "phpBB guru" of sorts before I switched over to vBulletin. Not really sure why the resync function isn't doing its job in this case, as that is what it was designed for. Perhaps the resync function overlooks dead sticky threads.