So you really never backed your web site??!

OK, I admit it, after all the harping on backing things up, there is one that I didn’t do. We had a website that was built with a github private repo. Then, we got rid of the site, so I blew away the virtual machine running ghost on Digital Ocean. Then we ran out of private repos, so I deleted the repo (and didn’t stick it into the boneyard).

So now we want the content back. Totally hosed right? Well, no, if you got it indexed, then the chances are Wayback Machine archived it and then you can use a ruby tool to recover all the pages! And you have the entire site back!

It is pretty cool to see how tongfamily.com has evolved over the years. The first capture was done 8 Dec 1998 or nearly 20 years ago!