Waybackmachine Content Restore - Recreate Database?

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TheRiz
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Waybackmachine Content Restore - Recreate Database?

Post by TheRiz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:08 pm

Hello everyone, first time poster here with little knowledge of phpBB. :)

I have obtained a domain at auction, which used to be a popular forum. The site files can be downloaded from waybackmachine.org (web archives) however this does not include the database.

Is it possible to recreate the database by using the site files only?

I am not sure which version of phpBB it may be. The footer says Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Any insight is appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Waybackmachine Content Restore - Recreate Database?

Post by Brf » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:25 pm

That archive is does not capture a sites files. It only captures the served content. That is like taking a picture of a house and then asking a contractor to build a duplicate.

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Re: Waybackmachine Content Restore - Recreate Database?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:59 pm

no, it does not include the database at all and since the database is the board, there is no way to recreate the site without it.


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Re: Waybackmachine Content Restore - Recreate Database?

Post by kinerity » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:21 pm

TheRiz wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:08 pm
I am not sure which version of phpBB it may be. The footer says Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Any insight is appreciated. Thanks
That's probably 3.0.x.
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Re: Waybackmachine Content Restore - Recreate Database?

Post by TheRiz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:11 pm

OK, thanks everyone

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