Over the past few years we've created a new version of a campaign website for NGO every year, archiving the old version so it was still accessible. We had
archive.ngo.org/2013/and so forth. All of this lived in a directory
wwwon the webserver. Last year we archived the page
campaign-bleb.orgthe last time into
archive/2015, and handed over the project to another company.
Fast forward 6 months, we tell our hoster to delete the
ngo.orgaccount, because all domains (including
archive.ngo.org) point to a new webserver. Today - two weeks later - and we get a call from NGO, they're looking for their archives. Apparently they were not included on their new site.
Well. Err, we could phone up our hoster. They rummage through their backups and there it is,
www. But the sibling dir
archiveis not in the backups, maybe they excluded it because it's called "archive"? ¯\(°_o)/¯ It's gone, looks like it never was there.
I search through my scratch space, and there are copies of the last archiving run 2015. So there is that. For the rest we referred them to archive.org ¯\_(ツ)_/¯