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Small update to your galleries with regards to corrupted images

siovene
14 Mar, 2020 19:45
To make things a bit clearer and easier to manage, the following changes have now landed to all your galleries:

  • If you had images with revisions, and the original image was not corrupted while the final revision was, the original image has been made final. Such images will appear to now be working again. There were about 3793 such instances in the database.
  • If you had images with revisions, and the original image was corrupted and marked as final, and one of the revisions was not corrupted, this "good" revision has been marked as final. Such images will appear to now be working again. There were 318 such instances in the database.
  • I have added a new section to your galleries, called "Corrupted". It's only visible to you (each of you can see it for their own gallery) and it can be accessed from the "View" menu. The corrupted images are all in there.
Remember what a corrupted image means:

  • The image file is missing, and there are no revisions. Or…
  • the image file is missing, there are revisions, and they are all missing. Or…
  • the image file is missing, and the image file of the final revision is missing too.
Please note:

  • If you see working thumbnails in your Corrupted section, it simply means that the thumbnail itself is still working, but the original upload is gone. Simply click it and you should be redirected to the edit page. You can double-check, if you want, by clicking on the URL next to the "Image file" field.
If you still haven't, please read the official statement that explains the incident that happened on February 16th:

For any issues or questions, you can get in touch either via the contact form or post in the forums.
Edited 14 Mar, 2020 19:59
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 19:51
PS: I hope you like the icon for the "Corrupted" menu item!

Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 19:59
Hi Salvatore, after this update I no longer can see many of my already restored images, nor I can see any of the "corrupted" images that were still awaiting restoration..

Please check this issue.
Thanks

Diego
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 20:08
I lost my "Blue Helmet",  completely. It was last post. It's not in the Corrupted section either…
And it's very hard to discern what to restore from that section, since each revision is posted there  as a different image altogether.

Sorry but this made things worse. : (
Edited 14 Mar, 2020 20:08
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 20:09
Hi Diego,
do you mean this one? https://www.astrobin.com/ml8x6y/?nc=user

I see it in your gallery.
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 20:11
No no, it was a new image posted a few days after that one. It was the first one I restored after the crash.
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 20:15
Ok, it's weird. But since it was a Top Pick I still can see it in the Top Picks section, but not in my gallery

https://www.astrobin.com/nizh65/F/?page=6&nc=picks
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 20:17
I know there are also other images missing, but I can't remember which ones…
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 20:22
Okay you're right. The database query to get the public images, which I just changed, must be wrong. No big deal, I'll fix it now.
Edited 14 Mar, 2020 20:22
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 20:25
Awesome! Thanks. Sorry for the bad vibe smile
Barry-Wilson
14 Mar, 2020 20:27
Thanks Salvatore - I have re-uploaded about one-third of my images (I lost everything) to date.  Looking now, I have lost all the empty references to the two-thirds not yet uploaded  smile .

I presume your query fix will revert the situation?

Barry
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 20:32
Barry Wilson
I presume your query fix will revert the situation?

Yes, I only need 5 minutes. I should stop touching the website for a while, as we're all so edgy smile There's no way anything else gets deleted again, the way things are set up now!
Barry-Wilson
14 Mar, 2020 20:33
smile  - you have nothing but my admiration for your attitude to the data loss.  Keep up the good work Salvatore!
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 20:35
Thanks Barry smile I'm the first one who's on edge all the time, these days. Truth be told I need a bit of a break, but as you can see I'm still dealing with the ramifications of the incident (edge cases).
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 20:41
Salvatore Iovene
as we're all so edgy
I apologize again for my reaction Salvatore. When the Big Crash happen I was among the ones that lost their complete gallery. And I'm still in the process of restoring it. This time around I thought lost them irrecoverably. it's the Corona effect. ; )

Great to know all the images are safe now. Grazie per Astrobin!.
Saluti!

D
Edited 14 Mar, 2020 20:42
Barry-Wilson
14 Mar, 2020 20:48
Salvatore Iovene
Thanks Barry smile I'm the first one who's on edge all the time, these days. Truth be told I need a bit of a break, but as you can see I'm still dealing with the ramifications of the incident (edge cases).

I had an "edge case" at my work one year ago when a power cut arising from an electrical storm disturbed all of our servers (real and virtual) during an update with multiple power cuts completely neutralising our UPS clusters and datto drives.  Completely lost our commercial databases and accounting system.  My FD (I am MD/CEO) took 3 weeks of hard work and a specialist data recovery team to get the data back.  So I have some tiny inkling of your strain and the hard work needed by yourself.
And you do all of this in your spare time.  A very understanding family . . .  smile
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 21:03
Diego Gravinese
I apologize again for my reaction Salvatore. When the Big Crash happen I was among the ones that lost their complete gallery. And I'm still in the process of restoring it. This time around I thought lost them irrecoverably. it's the Corona effect. ; )Great to know all the images are safe now. Grazie per Astrobin!
No problem, perfectly understandable! Stay inside! Here in Switzerland we're getting the same measures as you've taken in Italy…

Barry Wilson
I had an "edge case" at my work one year ago when a power cut arising from an electrical storm disturbed all of our servers (real and virtual) during an update with multiple power cuts completely neutralising our UPS clusters and datto drives.  Completely lost our commercial databases and accounting system.  My FD (I am MD/CEO) took 3 weeks of hard work and a specialist data recovery team to get the data back.  So I have some tiny inkling of your strain and the hard work needed by yourself.
Ouch! Well at least we're not coronavirus patient zero! Or the guy on CloudyNights who many years ago accidentally sent missiles towards Russia due to a programming error…

Barry Wilson
A very understanding family . . .
It's been a hard month. When I can lay low for a week I need to make it up to my kids.
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 21:03
PS: the query was fixed.
Barry-Wilson
14 Mar, 2020 21:15
Sorry to report, not for me.

My pages do not display the as yet not uploaded images.

will the query reversion take time to cascade throughout the database?

Barry
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 21:17
Barry Wilson
will the query reversion take time to cascade throughout the database?

No, there's only a small window when the previous software runs at the same time as the new software, but now the updated software is the only one running.

Do you know what is missing exactly?
Barry-Wilson
14 Mar, 2020 21:24
About 150 or so images  smile and my details entires for each I’m afraid. I no longer see the egg timer and image title for the lost images. My pages state 82 images, the Trending Astrophotographers pages For All Time state 227 images; thus I can no longer see 145 egg timers.

Will complete removal of this recent refinement re-establish these old image uploads?

I can’t be the only person who has not yet completed uploading their lost data, can I?  There must be others who have experienced the same result as me from the new query, surely?

Barry
Edited 14 Mar, 2020 21:33
siovene
14 Mar, 2020 21:34
Your egg timers are in the new section called "Corrupted". Have another look at the top post in this thread!
Godiex
14 Mar, 2020 21:37
Salvatore Iovene
PS: the query was fixed.

Yes. Mine is displaying all restored images again. Thanks!

Will need to investigate the new "Corrupted" section to see how to restore the rest (since all the Staging images are now mixed there with the still  missing 'Public' ones, except now those are individually separated in each version. But I'll figure it out.)

Cheers!
Diego
Barry-Wilson
14 Mar, 2020 21:45
Salvatore Iovene
Your egg timers are in the new section called "Corrupted". Have another look at the top post in this thread!

ok, got it.

thank you 👍
Chris-PA
14 Mar, 2020 22:11
Hi Salvatore,

I'm not sure what you just did, but I just lost around 25 images that probably had a corrupted draft and am having trouble finding them in this "Corrupted" location. My Bubble in HSO, my bicolor Soul, my Elephant Trunk, my Dumbbell Nebula, bicolor Rosette, SH2-224, both Orion images, Iris… I had restored the final drafts on all of them and none of these images seem to be anywhere anymore (they are NOT in the Corrupted section). I don't even know what I lost now.

Edit: Here's an example of an image that should be on my wall (I was able to find an old link to it): https://www.astrobin.com/300879/
It's not in my staging area, it's not under Corrupted and it's not on my wall. :/
Edited 14 Mar, 2020 22:51
 
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