Database Problems

As you may have noticed, the site was down for a time yesterday and came up briefly with the Halloween in Azeroth post as the latest update. It seems that the server that my site is hosted on needed repairs for some reason, and part of the repair process involved restoring a database backup that was almost a month old. Thankfully I had one that’s only about six days old so losses are minimal, but I’d be mightily pissed off if I didn’t know what I was doing and didn’t have any backups. Thank God for the WordPress database backup plugin is all I’ll say. Get it if you run WP and don’t backup regularly.

I think all that’s missing is one update to my World of Warcraft Diary (not sure if I ever announced that on the main blog, but it’s designed to keep my WOW chatter off the main page…oops), and the only main post that I can remember missing is the one about Xbox 360’s backwards compatibility (impressed that they’re supporting 212 games at launch as I was expecting more like 20; impressed that they’ll all run in HD; baffled why some of the games, especially Sega ones, aren’t there). There might have been more but they’ll have to remain lost to the abyss.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to backup my database again.

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