Nutty, nutty stuff. I was swearing like squadie last night I can tell you. I haven’t had a huge amount of scary things happen in my life. A really nasty bike accident in my teenage years, and that is about it.. Oh, Danika going into labor was pretty bloody scary (but exciting) too.
I type up a blog post last night, and submit it. 500 Internal Server Error. Bastards. I try again. Fuckers.
I am pretty computer savy, but the whole blog code/files/database thing is way beyond my price range. I scour the web looking for answers. A ton of people have had this. Solutions range from hacking some code on your blog, to just deleting your blog and starting again.
The first thing that went through my mind was when did I last back up my blog? Errrr… I cannot remember when. That is bad, really bad. To be honest, I am not completely sure how. And even if I did back it up, I would have no idea how to restore my blog from the backup.
The second thing that went through my mind was not all the blog posts I would loose. I have the photos, and some of the copy. It was loosing all the comments. People take time out of their day to leave me amazing comments, and then they are just gone. Poof. No more. I would only have myself to blame – not backing up and all. It seems so selfish on my part.
So, I check my email. No email.. Hmm, I send myself a test email. That doesn’t come through. Double hmmm. I try and check my email through webmail – webmail is screwed up. Ohhh, this could be a host problem… So many thoughts now go through my head. “If it is a host problem, then they will know how to fix it!!” “Eeeek, I wonder how good their tech guys are, and if they really can be bothered?”. I have had some really terrible experiences with hosting companies in the past – tech-wise, so I didn’t cross my fingers.
Turns out, LunarPages are awesome. Nothing like the half bit, piece of crap host I used to have. By the time I woke up in the morning, all was right as a rain. Thank fuck for that.
And to top it off, I tried to upgrade my laptop to XP service pack 3 last night. I of course should have realised this would be a bad idea… Microsoft and all… After nearly 30 minutes of updating, I can no longer access my wireless internet. Well, that was a waste of time, so I had to revert back to SP2. Wonderful.
So.. what I am really asking here is – how do people deal with this stuff? How do people backup their blogs, and restore it? Is there an easy way of doing it, without code and so forth?