As many of you might have seen (or not seen the blog) that my blog was not available since last night. I wrote a post in the evening, saw it alive and saw everything looked cool. Later when I tried to open the site, it started giving database error. Needless to say, I panicked. Talked to a few friends online who were extraordinarily helpful.. Thanks Tom and Thanks ! You guys are awesome!
Live chat on blue host is great – except when you lose the data even they cannot bring it back! They told me there was some problem with MySQL on the server my blog was hosted. At first they couldn’t find the database for my blog – now that was really scary.. how could the entire database just disappear from your account? But then the tech support, David (who was awesome… Thank you so much David) was able to find it in the backup – from June 28th, which meant I lost the post I wrote last night. Oh well, I was disappointed but at least the blog is saved. I hadn’t thought about it honestly. This is just the second week of this blog on wordpress. So needless to say I did some research on backing up your blog and was amazed how much is out there on the web on this subject. So many people have lost their data and some even the entire blogs.
There is a lot of information if you google ‘back up your wordpress blog’ but I found Lorelle’s site most helpful and resourceful of all.
Do you have horror stories about your blog too? Would you like to share them with me?