No I wasn't on vacation!
Its been almost ten days since my databases corrupted and that left me unable to blog and update all my other web sites, including BowlingFans.com. I had pretty recent backups of every thing but I didn't have backups of my templates. Luckily, I was able to partially recover most of them out of the databases but it took editing them line by line to remove and correct the corrupted data. What a fucking waste of time!
For now on I'm going to be just as vigilant with manually backing up my entire web server and storing the files off location just as I do with my own computers at work and at home. This will ensure corrupted data can't be automatically backuped over good data and also keeps every thing safe in case of fire flood or whatever.
This minute I'm in the process of restoring the templates here and trying to get things back to normal. I still have a ton of work to do on BowlingFans and a couple other sites. I'm hoping to find some time tonight or tomorrow to share my last week with you, post a few thoughts I've had, and also post all the Headlines I've been saving. Wish me luck.
Update: I've finished restoring all my templates on the blog and also added a few modifications. For instance: expandable entires, link to previous entry on main index, expanded the still in discussion listing to include a sampling of the recent comments, Upcoming Events -- a modification of Birthday List, and various other tweaks and changes of my own invention.
If you have flash installed you'll also notice I've added a banner on the main index page to show my support of war for Saddam's removal. The banner was created by The Dissident Frogman. Should you wish to place the same banner on your web site you can find instructions here.
If you were linking to a Permalink article here or had one bookmarked, I'm afraid the URL has changed because of the new installation and importation of the posts. I'm really sorry about it, but there is nothing I can do to fix it. Please use the search engine on the right of the Main Entry page to locate the entry you want.
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by usrbingeek at 2003-02-20 16:42 ET (GMT-5) | 1 Comments | Permalink
Good to see you back in the blogging world. I may just have to steal that banner for my site...