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alexbrooklyn8164101dAmazing story! Good work dude :D
Nanos8413101dFX [ Impressed. ]
cst19922378101dFavorited and subscribed.
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LMagnus2175100dYou're not a real developer until you've mastered the Access Db export's new line issue.
That brings back painful memories!
tman54096100dReading this story makes me happy, and idk why :)
devapsarl21197dGoof jon bro.
I did quite close jobs in my career, i had to rescue a website that was so archaic to maintain, and no way to export the database, as there where no database (old pure html website with tens on pages). So i dig into php and ended up doing a curl and domparsing, and saved everypage in a maysql table with the linked url.
Technically, my database was html !
And eventually saved all infos and wiped the fuck out of that site, and builded a brand new on yii 1.1 (back than it was something waw)... Than injected the table ive created into the new cms ive build. And voila, the new website is here, and the old data is here, i even created a map that redirected all old urls to the new corresponding one to avoid losing seo ranking.
Back than , i was the 4th developper to try to fix the situation and was the only one who were thinking enough out of the box to find a solution, yet simple, but in the blindspot of most developers
dotneterror22595dIdk why but that motivated me to continue coding now. Thanks a lot :D
although I hope you backed up the export file, the scripts you used to convert it and documentation explaining what you did
and (if possible and feasible) a script that compares that no data was lost, maybe a row to row equality check.
data conversion can go wrong, and no one wants to lose sensitive data.
if I was you and didn't do either of those and just "eye checked" the data, i wouldn't exactly think i was a bad dev
but i wouldn't call myself a heckin professional either
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