Back Your Crap Up

I received an email today! I guess that’s not really out of the ordinary but I had to start this post with something… The email was from Network Solutions! They had an answer as to why my databases were inaccessible for a couple days and then as to why everything had been restored as of about a month ago.

This email is to inform you that we detected a storage hardware problem, involving a single MYSQL server, Saturday, September 17, 2011. We took immediate action to restore from backups, and while all of the data should be restored, some customers may still have missing data.

Now of course I could get all pissed and cry about how Network Solutions is the worst host ever, but I know that these things are going to happen. I’m in IT too and I would hate it if someone blamed me for some piece of hardware failing. Like I can control that.

Honestly, it’s almost all my fault. If I had been better at backing up my sites and databases, none of this would be happening. I would still have my blog exactly the way I set it up, I wouldn’t have lost the posts I had done in that time and I would be writing about something different right now.

Moral of the story? Back your crap up. Have a good night.

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