I know of that bug, but there was about 25-30 players on. So I assumed it had been up for quite some time. I guess I was wrong. Thanks, anyways!
I've never had a char wipe this way by following one rule, when you see the server pop up in the list in dayz look at the ingame server time. if its something like 09:00 DO NOT LOG IN, wait for just one in game server minute to pass. Till it says 09:01 or something like that.
I even watched the server time jump around a few hours while it loads up for a bit, I hope this helps people with not getting reset this way.
hmm, thanks for the advice. To late now, but I will keep it in mind. I guess I just got stressed and rushed it.