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Posted Dec 31 2012 6:59am
Those of you who are regulars here may have noticed there is a black hole of missing content from February 6th through today. Unfortunately my web host encountered a series of errors with hardware failures that made complete recovery impossible. They suffered a disk failure on the server that hosts Meanderthals and their disk array recovery mechanism did not work properly to enable data mirroring on another drive in the array. It seems they also put too much faith in their hardware technology to consider regular backups, so the most recent backup they had for data recovery was two weeks old. I asked about incremental backups, which they apparently use, but were not available for this recovery. The technology sounds good on paper, but if you cant use it during times of crisis, you end up with a sad situation. So here we north face outlet are, back on February 6th, with a valuable lesson learned. I have been using the BackWPup plugin for WordPress database backups just in case this very situation occurred. I take an automated backup every night that works well and only takes a few minutes. Thats the good news. When I started looking into actually using one of these backups to forward recover my WordPress data, I ran into a mish-mash of technical procedures for restoring over top of my existing installation that concerned me. I think it would work great if I were moving to a new server and wanted to restore there, but from North Face Women's Soft Shell TNF Red Jacket what I could gather it doesnt save any of the local modifications I have made to WordPress code and the theme that I am running. Id rather not reapply all those mods. So I made the decision to live without the content updates I have made since February 6th. The good news is I hadnt written any major new trail reports during that period, just updates to existing reports. I can recreate those updates cheap north face for women without much difficulty. The Hiking News section will be missing a couple dozen blog items, but that is all content that exists elsewhere on the web. So this isnt a major blow for Meanderthals, but one that gives me pause. I am asking for your advice for dealing with a similar situation in the future. Those of you who run WordPress blogs, how do you protect your data? If you have done a restore of your WordPress installation after a failure, how did you do it? I kinda miss the days of static HTML files when I always had a copy of my site on my PC, but that would eliminate all the terrific content management facilities inherent to WordPress. Please use the comments feature below to share your advice and experience.