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Deleting picture attachments
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Eric- Just a thought, and I realize this site is a hobby rather than your actual job, but can you restore Geoff's images intact from a backup? Not sure if those are even done on a regular basis for this site, but I'd imagine you have something in case of catastrophe. I don't know how much server space the site is using, but his 1 GB doesn't seem too bad compared to having him upload everything again from scratch. Maybe you could give him a temporary reprieve as far as storage space consumed, while he works on reducing image size. If he never really gets around to uploading everything from scratch then that information is lost to future users of the site. I have also been in IT (IT management now) since '86, and I started the day after the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, of all the things to remember. I was taping news stories on VHS tape for much of that day. I was supposed to be at this company 30 days, then a year, and it ended up being almost 33 years at this point. I oversee 16 TB of storage at our company for two plants, and we do a fair amount of tape restores when dumb things occur. Started as a hobbyist in the late 1970's with the Apple II+ and IIe series computers, and I finally bought my own Apple IIc system along with a few peripherals at the low, low price of $3K back in 1984. lol The monochrome display included with that system was smaller than most cash registers these days. Someone's calculator watch now has way more computing power than that IIc, but it got me more into the hobby at the time. And yes the young'uns see new tech more quickly than possibly you or I (I am 55), but they seem to lack problem-solving abilities which will hopefully come with more experience. I am definitely from the DOS era, and I still find some commands are more powerful when issued from a command prompt rather than doing the same thing in GUI. Probably my favorite server operating system was SCO Unix 3.2 v4.2 that our ERP system server used back in the 90's. That thing would run forever (as long as a year) with no loss of performance and no reboots required, and it was all character-based. Best, Don
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#22
If you use the "ADD IMAGE TO POST"  button under the dialog box you never run out of room for pics and you don't have to worry about resizing them, IMGBB resizes them automatically for you.  I have probably posted 1,000 pics to the site and very rarely use the attachment button.

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#23
(01-07-2019, 10:20 PM)tony-muscle Wrote: You can also use a function within Windows that allows dowsizing of pictures. Not trivial to use though.
Select your pictures and right mouse click. Select the Send To option. This will open your default email program and attach downsized pictures. You can actually select the amount of downsizing. Once the email opens up with the attachments you can then grab the attachments and move them to a folder in your computer.
Not striaght forward but easy once you get used to it plus you dont need to download any additional software.

That's a good thought Tony, I'll look at that also. I have video's I'd like to email, so I wonder if that will work on those as well. I'll try.
As said before, I just know I'm not the only one here to have made this phoopar (or however you want to spell it!), so all the suggestions made will benefit us all.
Thanks,
Geoff.

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#24
(01-08-2019, 07:13 AM)turtle5353 Wrote: If you use the "ADD IMAGE TO POST"  button under the dialog box you never run out of room for pics and you don't have to worry about resizing them, IMGBB resizes them automatically for you.  I have probably posted 1,000 pics to the site and very rarely use the attachment button.

 I have used that button on occasion. I just found it easier to attach pictures. Maybe that is the best option moving forward.
 Thanks,
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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(01-08-2019, 02:09 AM)donkost Wrote: Eric-  Just a thought, and I realize this site is a hobby rather than your actual job, but can you restore Geoff's images intact from a backup?  Not sure if those are even done on a regular basis for this site, but I'd imagine you have something in case of catastrophe.  I don't know how much server space the site is using, but his 1 GB doesn't seem too bad compared to having him upload everything again from scratch.  Maybe you could give him a temporary reprieve as far as storage space consumed, while he works on reducing image size.  If he never really gets around to uploading everything from scratch then that information is lost to future users of the site.  I have also been in IT (IT management now) since '86, and I started the day after the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, of all the things to remember.  I was taping news stories on VHS tape for much of that day.  I was supposed to be at this company 30 days, then a year, and it ended up being almost 33 years at this point.  I oversee 16 TB of storage at our company for two plants, and we do a fair amount of tape restores when dumb things occur.  Started as a hobbyist in the late 1970's with the Apple II+ and IIe series computers, and I finally bought my own Apple IIc system along with a few peripherals at the low, low price of $3K back in 1984.  lol  The monochrome display included with that system was smaller than most cash registers these days.  Someone's calculator watch now has way more computing power than that IIc, but it got me more into the hobby at the time.  And yes the young'uns see new tech more quickly than possibly you or I (I am 55), but they seem to lack problem-solving abilities which will hopefully come with more experience.  I am definitely from the DOS era, and I still find some commands are more powerful when issued from a command prompt rather than doing the same thing in GUI.  Probably my favorite server operating system was SCO Unix 3.2 v4.2 that our ERP system server used back in the 90's.  That thing would run forever (as long as a year) with no loss of performance and no reboots required, and it was all character-based.  Best, Don
 Don, I definitely F'd up without knowing the consequences by deleting what I thought were just pictures from my 1 gig allotment space.
 I also realize there are probably more non members scanning this forum than members, although I do often check what's going on without signing in. If any of those non members want to see pics, then they'll need to join. Any members are welcome to PM me or just pull up the post and request new pics. I'm not about to go through the dozens of posts to replace the pics. If it IS possible to do it via a back up, great, but it's a lot of work for something that may or may not be ever used again.
Thanks for your input and help,
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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#26
That's an interesting thought, Don.  However, I'm simply a forum admin, not the site admin - so I don't have access to the backside of the forums software... just the front side.  Rocketfoot would have to do that, and even then, it might be something that would involve a ticket and payment to the host since it would most likely be a surgical procedure performed by the host admins themselves.  He'll have to weigh-in on that one.

Ha!  A walk down memory lane.  My BASIC and PASCAL programming classes in high school were done on Franklin Ace 1000s (Apple II+ clones), but we had 16 color monitors.  One of my favorite server OSs was VMS 7.1 on our Digital VAX 750, 785, and 8650 mainframes.  Next would be Win2K Adv Server (since I took a few classes on that and got my MCSA for it as well), but Solaris 10 was pretty dang awesome, I must say.  Learned enough of that to know how to not be dangerous, and discovered the MacOSX is nothing more than Apple's version of Linux (which, that information has been helpful since I acquired my 'dumpster MacBook Pro' back in 2009).  I'm re-living a little bit of that right now as I build a Raspberry Pi 3B+ for my Mom, running Raspbian OS - once I get it Mom-proof, that should pretty much be all the computer she needs (easy to fix and cheap to replace as well when she blows it up next time).

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#27
Thanks for your response, and yes I figured a restore might be more complicated in this environment. I just restored around 500 GB for our sales and marketing department shortly before Christmas, due to a ransomware virus that got into the system on a Saturday morning when there were very people around. That restore was very quick (we didn't pay), but in this case I have direct access to everything, so it's not apple to apples. Franklin, yes I knew people who had those, and I had forgotten the name after all these years. The IIc I had used a 1 MHz processor (not GHz!) and dual 140 Kb 5.25" floppy drives (one internal, one external). I remember the big fuss when a 5 MB hard drive came out for the Apple which was around $500. lol Yes, Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, Apple's operating systems, are all great. Not worrying about viruses is incredible. My company has been so heavily-invested in the Windows platform over the decades, now with 300 desktop systems, dozens of laptops, 20+ servers, we could never get off of those platforms. I think if I could wave a wand I would change everything to Unix-based operating systems. My career began around the end of the mainframe era, although they were still around. I had a six month internship back in '85 running a IBM System 34 mainframe. I was just the system operator though, feeding floppy magazines for backups, changing printer ribbons and boxes of paper for the giant dot matrix printer, looking up error codes on the mainframe console screen and responding to them (there was a several foot long rack of IBM manuals), and doing some data entry in between when the system was quiet.
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#28
(01-08-2019, 08:08 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: That's an interesting thought, Don.  However, I'm simply a forum admin, not the site admin - so I don't have access to the backside of the forums software... just the front side.  Rocketfoot would have to do that, and even then, it might be something that would involve a ticket and payment to the host since it would most likely be a surgical procedure performed by the host admins themselves.  He'll have to weigh-in on that one.

Eric, When I first put up this post, I marked it as "@ Rocketfoot", but he has not weighed in. Maybe he has no comment other than "sorry guy, you screwed up royally"
From all the comments and suggestions that have been made, it is clear that these pictures are lost to the Forum without undue trouble and effort. It simply is not worth that. I'm sure others have made the same error, unaware of the consequences of deleting pictures in attached posts. So let this be a lesson to all on the Forum.
My take-away on this is to a; reset my camera when taking car detail pictures or b; resize the pictures before posting. Quality will be lost for sure, but one can always request a full res pic be emailed if required. c; use the "add image to post" button.
Another solution would be to allow more space, but is that even feasible considering the number members? I doubt it.
Thank you to all who have offered suggestion,
Geoff.
And yes, I do learn something new every day, this time how NOT to screw up!

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