Approximately midnight UTC, December 7th, I noticed that the "Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues" forum had disappeared without a trace. The topics and posts that had been within that still existed, but the forum itself was gone. I managed to manually restore that single item from a backup. However, about an hour ago I was notified that a user account was missing as well. I checked, and this user had existed prior to this glitch.
So, given the fact that it was more than a single database row missing, I made the decision to restore the database from a previous backup. Luckily, the good backup was from 5AM UTC on December 6th, so we only lost about a day's worth of data.
Any changes to groups or posts that were made from 5AM UTC December 6th to midnight UTC December 8th will need to be redone.
Important stuff goes here.
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