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Posted: 05.17.2003
Ctrl + Alt + Oh shit
Time for another reminder to back those MT blogs up. In case you missed it, Jason got hacked this week, and all of his blogs were deleted and the archives were destroyed. He's having to start over from scratch...

From an earlier reminder of mine: Go to your "import/export" tab in the left menu and do an export of your blog. The directions are at the very bottom of the page. This will help you save a file of your blog entries, and all of its comments, through the time of export. If you have to install a new copy of MT from scratch after a database crash, you can run the export file you've just made through the import feature, and regain all of your past contents and comments (up to the date saved in export) immediately.

There's also an easy way to back up all of your templates for safe-keeping from "the girlie matters". Better to be safe than sorry!

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Hi-ho! Hi-ho! Off to back up I go! ((insert whistling here)) Thanks for the reminder!

¤ ¤ credit: Kevin | 05.17.03 at 02:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I try to do it once a week or so (usually ends up being maybe twice a month) just because you said so. I never think of stuff like that myself.

¤ ¤ credit: tanya | 05.17.03 at 02:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Good idea to do it very often AND check out the export file to make sure it's in good shape. When I needed to restore my MT files, I found that several months of entries in the exported file were missing or garbled.

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 05.17.03 at 02:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well my ISP dumps my server to tape once a week but I'm too lazy at this point to have it restored. It's kind of fun starting over although I'm going to gut the culprit like a fish if I ever catch him/her.

¤ ¤ credit: Jason D- | 05.17.03 at 02:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

If your lucky enough to phpmyadmin (presuming your using mySQL) installed on your server, then that is the best way to back up your installation as far as I'm concerned. This saves your entire database so all your templates, comments, entries and everything is backed up. The only other thing you might want to back up is your mt.cfg file. I had some server problems awhile back where I had to reinstall everything and with phpmyadmin I was able to get everything back up as if it was never down by just installing mt and then imported the backup. Very handy.

¤ ¤ credit: Eby | 05.17.03 at 02:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well I've got customized shell scripts that dump the improtant DB's every few hours but things like a blog are considered non-critical so sometimes ya just gotta go with Shit Happens and deal with the things that bring in the $$$. Not to mention it'll get me to work more on my own tools.

¤ ¤ credit: Jason D- | 05.17.03 at 03:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

thanks for the reminder robyn. i am off to do it pronto. pretty fun to have such control over people eh? :) just scare us a little are we run like rabbits.

¤ ¤ credit: jane | 05.17.03 at 03:44 PM | link--this ¤ ¤


¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 05.17.03 at 03:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

thanks for the reminder...i should really do that!

¤ ¤ credit: Linh | 05.17.03 at 05:18 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Dude, I don't mess around with that.....I care so much if something happens to the regular blog but I'd be in hysterics if I lost the things on Brittany's website....I back that up about once a month.

So, while I'm thinking about it, lemme go save everything :-)

Thanks for the reminder!

¤ ¤ credit: hmw | 05.17.03 at 07:16 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Just passing through, saw your friend's unfortunate situation. If he hurries, he can copy what's left of Google's cache of his old blog:


Google is so useful sometimes, in more ways than you'd think. :0)

¤ ¤ credit: Kalei | 05.19.03 at 01:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thanks for the reminder. I just backed up all my MT files and entries.

¤ ¤ credit: KB | 05.19.03 at 02:35 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thank you! Worked like a dream -- not such a common occurrance...

¤ ¤ credit: Claire | 07.06.03 at 09:16 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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