I now have all my data back. But boy did I just get a scare. I’d like to figure out what I did wrong, and how to do it right.
A handful of files in my Devonthink database turned up “missing”. After googling advice on this forum and blog, I decided to try rebuilding my DT database and see if that would stop the problem from recurring. The process ran, the database was rebuilt, and that’s when the real problem hit: EVERYTHING VANISHED. What appeared after the rebuild was (1) my existing folder structure, and (2) absolutely nothing else. None of my files; none of my notes; none of my PDFs; etc–all of which had been in place immediately before the rebuild. (See attached screen shot.)
Eventually, I was able to restore from backup, losing my research notes from today–but (I think!!!) recovering everything else from the last 5 years. But I’m now worried there’s something really wrong with my database. (And/or that I’ve maybe lost something that I don’t know about yet.)
Is this a known problem? I have searched for forum and blog items on this problem, but haven’t found anything useful. E.g., there was no power outage etc during the rebuild. It just deleted (or seemed to?) all my files. Am I doing something wrong with the rebuild?
Any help most appreciated!