Still working on this fix. One of my backups has successfully loaded - thank you. This time I quit Sandbox before renaming the backup file rather than just stopping the server. This is an early version of my work so it’s incomplete. The loading content notification is still spinning. I will wait for a bit to see if the rest of the entities spawn in.
I tried to open a file from the Assets folder as you suggested, however I was unable to open the file. Windows 10 asked me for the file to use, I tried Interface, but it didn’t work.
I apologize for being so… noob. And I appreciate your help.
It appears this backup has stopped loading since the “loading content” . About 30% of my work is here. I’m going to try to reload some other backup files using the new technique of quitting rather than stopping Sandbox.
EDIT: AFTER 8 MINUTES THE REST OF MY ENTITIES SPAWNED IN - I’M BACK.
A RECAP OF MY ISSUE for those in the future having a similar problem:
- visited home domain: all entities missing. Waited 15 minutes, nothing loaded.
- spent +/- 2 hours doing all the ‘basic’ troubleshooting - restarting Interface, loggin in/out, restarting Sandbox.
- mini meltdown. Shook it off. Deep breath.
- more troubleshooting - read about domain backups, tried to follow documentation. Seems what is written in the docs does not line up with what I’m seeing in Windows 10 in terms of folder structure/files.
- Appealed for help here. Menithal to the rescue. See thread above.
- Quitting Sandbox rather than stopping was the way I was able to load a backup entity file.
- All entities respawned. Breath a huge sigh of relief.
Questions still unknown to me:
Why did no entries appear? Was it a user issue - maybe I needed to just wait longer, something was “slow” to load? But the “loading content” info went away and did not reappear. And I must have tried 15-20 times before loading a backup.
Looking at my backup files (I’m using the default settings) it appears that the “halfhourly” backups are not actually saving every half hour - it’s somewhat random.
I realize most of the HiFi users right now are much more experienced with all of this, so I accept my noob status and all the difficulties that go with that. And I thank Menithal for taking the time to help.
Back to work…