Lost My Blog :(
The last week of December (2009) I was upgrading my Linux server OS and there was a slight little problem with the upgrade. That’s happened before, and usually no real big deal. I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu (9.10). Somehow in the process my WordPress databases got wiped out. Let me point out that this was not Linode or WordPress problem at all. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but my server wouldn’t boot the new version of Ubuntu after it was upgraded. No problem, I dismount all my disks with databases, WordPress, and other tools on it, and install a fresh copy of Ubuntu on a new root partition. Somehow in the process I wiped out my disks with WordPress and databases. Well, okay, no problem, I’ll just go back to my backups and restore all my blogs. Arrrgggggghhhh – all my backups are corrupt.
So, now I’ve lost 2 1/2 years of blog posts – not fun. It’s 2010, no use crying over lost posts, just fix the backup and move on. The question now, is: Rewrite old blog posts that I know the approximate dates for, rewrite them as new for 2010, or skip it and move on?