I’ve had this issue occasionally before, but never this bad. Once, years ago, it was blamed on a bug in one of the Mac client versions. Even after removing the bugged client from the environment, it still occasionally crops up.
Basically what happens is a big swath of a library will disappear, and it will show up in the history:
This user didn’t even do anything to the library, at least, they didn’t delete a ton of random files.
When this happens I have to restore the last good snapshot, then manually re-add all the files from history up to the present day.
Why is this happening? It’s been going on for a long time, and it’s become too much to bare!
Is there a better way to fix my libraries? I could just restore all the deleted items but viewing trash never works, I just get a 500 error, guessing because there is too much trash. I could try and identify when the accidental delete happened in the history and restore the snapshot right before, but then I have to MANUALLY merge in all changes since the present day. Currently I have a large library where the accidental deletion seems to have happened months ago, and there’s been tons of changes since then! Basically I will have to spend TONS of hours manually reassembling this library, this isn’t acceptable! Also, didn’t I used to be able to download a history snapshot as ZIP? Now the only option I have is to restore the whole snapshot!
Someone please throw me a bone!