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Website files revert to previous after being changed

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  • I have a good one here, I was making changes to a website that I host. Hours after the deployment of the new files the website reverted back to before I made the changes. I am unable to see how this was possible. I took files from my development web server and copied them over top the production web server webroot folder. I did a replace because the names of the files are the same. The next afternoon, I was looking at the production website and the changes were not there. I went to the folder on the production server and the modified dates of the files were not from the day before, they were from the first time I deployed the website.

    Does anyone out there have any idea how this could happen.

    Thanks

    Aaron

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:33 PM

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  • If you have administrative access to production server, then make audit and you will see who and when did it.

    Regards

    Milos

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:13 PM
  • This is not a case of someone else changing the files back or restoring the directory. Some how the changes to the folder was un-done.
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:21 PM
  • Check for delayed write failed errors in eventvwr.
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:08 PM
  • This is not a case of someone else changing the files back or restoring the directory. Some how the changes to the folder was un-done.

    Windows server will not revert something unless it was asked for it. So like Milos's told check if someone else got some access there, and you are sure you did'nt copied it in the wrong directory ?

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    Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:13 AM
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  • I looked in the event viewer and there are no entries for write failed. It is just weird.
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:07 PM
  • Check in the security's log to see if someone logged in in worst case.

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