Recently the organization I work for started a podcast and wanted to add a section on the site where people could find some information about the podcast, some links to subscribe, and more details about each individual episode.
So I created some fields, a field group, and a couple of sections and created migration files using the Migration Manager plugin. Everything was fine for over a month, I am not sure if it was the deployment of some other work or a bug but one day I was alerted to the fact that the podcast episodes on the site were missing information. I went into the control panel to add the data back and was surprised to see those fields were no longer available on the entry. I check the field layout and they were missing there too as well as in the list of fields. So I went back to my local dev environment and created new migration files using Migration Manager. After another deployment that restored the fields. I added the data back and went on with my life. It happened again shortly after and I repeated the process of creating new migration files for the missing fields.
That was a couple weeks back. It happened this morning and I decided that not only was recreating migration files not a sustainable solution but it may be causing more issues.
I logged into the database using Sequel Pro and can see that the fields and the field group no longer exist there, but it looks like the data that was previously entered still exists in the
content table as it looks like a new column is created for each field in the system. Additionally, I can see duplicate fields that were almost definitely the result of my multiple migration files. Those fields have their names appended with what looks like some encoded information (ex:
Has anyone run into an issue like this? At this point, I am nervous to implement any solution as I have no idea what has caused/is causing this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.