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I have often heard about this sort of thing but never in my time have I had to deal first hand with it, and was looking for any advice that you might be able to share with me.
Recently I was asked by a club that I am a member of to revamp their old web site. I agreed to this and ask where I would be able to get the username and passwords from they gave me the contact whom has not been very helpful, perhaps because he no longer has the responsibility of the site. Today before giving me the username and passwords he has removed everything from the server. Is there any advice I can give the club that might help them sort this out? He was well paid for his services when he done the site, and I do not suppose the club got anything in writing from him etc.
Long time no speak :)
As you were typing I was in the process of checking waybackmachine but no joy; the site was developed in frames with frame busting code at the top, along with the redirect to the main page so that it was presented in the frames again. The site has no listings in google (hence the reason I was asked to sort the site out). Yahoo cache seems to work in a different way to googles or again it might be the frame code in action but every time I click on the link to retrieve the cached version it goes directly to yahoo advanced search, same for MSN (also checked altavista and ask).
I have even checked my Temp Internet Files but again nothing, as I have my browser set to check for recent changes.
But this is the sort of thing I am looking to do rather than get involved in the legalities.
The site is hosted with lycos.co.uk would you think they keep back ups?