[Koha] missing circulation history (old_issues table lost 96% of records)

Chris Brown chris at stayawake.co.uk
Fri May 10 02:50:22 NZST 2019

Hi Benjamin,

I cannot help you with your main issue about losing / re-importing records
but I can offer a suggestion about keeping backups for longer. All I did
was add a line to /usr/sbin/koha-run-backups (within the main loop, before
the bit about removing old dump files) to copy the backup off-site
somewhere. We use cloud-based "S3" storage for this so the command looks
something like:

s3cmd put $backupdir/* s3://some-namespace-here/$name

or you could use scp to copy the files to some other machine. Be aware that
this will accumulate a pair of files (per koha instance) each day, so you
will need some way to prune the old ones out.

Hope this helps,

Best Regards

Chris Brown

On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 2:13 PM Benjamin Anderson <benanderson.us+
koha at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> About 4 months ago we upgraded from version to
> Just recently, our librarian let me know that the circulation history now
> only has the last month or so, whereas it used to have everything since the
> library began circulating books.  She is convinced that this issue was not
> manifest after the initial upgrade, but only started a few weeks ago (some
> months after the upgrade).  She doesn't know if it happened all at once or
> incrementally.  Unfortunately, I only have db backups going back 2 days and
> by the time I was alerted to the problem, those backups also were missing
> the full old_issues set.  I'm not familiar with the db schema, but in
> taking a look I noticed that the db snapshot from before the migration had
> 16,255 records:
> administrator at sjbs-library-server:~$ mysql -D koha_sjbs -u koha_sjbs -e
> "select count(*) from old_issues;"
> +----------+
> | count(*) |
> +----------+
> |    16255 |
> +----------+
> meanwhile the current db only has 598 records.  In googling, I came across
> the auto increment issue, but I'm pretty sure that's what I'm dealing with
> here.
> Questions:
> 1) Any idea how we lost all these records?  Is there a configuration
> setting somewhere that would explain this?  Or is something else going on?
> 2) Can I re-import the old_issues from the db snapshot I have with 16k rows
> into the current db?  I understand this would take a little finessing
> because there isn't an id in the old schema and the auto increment is on
> the issues table (not old_issues).  Assuming I got all of that worked out,
> is this a reasonable thing to do?
> 3) How do I keep more than 2 snapshots of db backups?  I'd prefer to keep a
> month or so.
> Thanks,
> Ben
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