I lost a page! / Edited a page, looked at it yesterday, it is no longer in the history

I've been using Confluence for quite a while, but only became an admin of my own Confluence server in the last (x3) mos.

I've been archiving information and was editing a series of pages yesterday.  Today, I accessed the same page and my edits are gone?!

I looked in the history of the page and it indicates that it was not changed yesterday.

How could a page change and that change is not recorded in the page history?

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Davin Studer Community Champion Oct 16, 2017

See if you have a draft of it. Go to your profile picture and check there.

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That does not appear to be the case.  There are a few lingering drafts (which I will likely delete), but the most recent are blank (no content).

I could swear I looked at this page last night and verified the content.  Now there is no record of the page contents I recall creating last night.  The content I added included:  tables, text, pasted images.

Assuming I just cannot remember what I did and in fact I deleted the page or did some improper editing...

How would I verify that overnight I don't lose pages?  Would I monitor disk usage?  No. pages?  Editing history?

Is there some way to build a report that monitors this for me so I don't go insane worrying that I'm losing pages?

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Oct 16, 2017

There is an activity report under your profile that should be reporting your every move:

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I found that as well.  It indicated that I did not edit the page yesterday.  I swear that I did. 

It is always possible that I'm not remembering the sequence of my edits correctly.  So, I searched through the activity log to find the most recent (last few days) images that were pasted into pages. 

The images I pasted were not in that list.

The images I pasted were screenshots (alt-print-screen).  Although I can imagine something weird happening to those, the tables that I pasted them into should still exist.  Yet, I cannot find them on the page.

Here are some possible ideas?

  • Do you have multiple accounts and maybe you were logged into another account?
  • Did a rollback of the database happen?
  • Were you working on a copy of the page that got deleted? (check space trash bin)

Good ideas. 

  1. Not possible to be logged into another account. 
  2. How would I check if the database had rolled back?
  3. Checked the trash.  Nothing in it

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