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I Never Learn!

(photo originally uploaded to Flickr by freakgirl)

Well, earlier yesterday I tried to upgrade my WordPress from 2.7 to 2.8 because my good friend Kenny Conley had done so and loved it. Something went terribly wrong, though, when I tried to do the one-click upgrade: my blog got erased! (I no longer want to be like Kenny Conley when I grow up. Sorry, Kenny.)

I immediately panicked because WordPress guru, John Saddington also lost his Human3rror blog.

I got in touch with live online support at my blog hosting company. They confirmed that my blog indeed had been erased. I was about to cry when another friend whom I was complaining to online, Steve Tanner, said that they probably had a backup. I asked, and they did… for a fee of $35 I got my blog back (Oh, Erin, my wonderful wife, BTW, I spent $35 yesterday to get my blog back. I love you, honey!).

If anyone would like to contribute to the Henry got his blog back fund, feel free to purchase one of the camp curricula I have on Kidology: Amazing Race or Faith Factor. They’re pretty inexpensive for a week’s worth of camp stuff, and IMHO I think they are pretty good :)

Well, now I will start backing up my blog more often. You’d think I’d learned my lesson from when my computer crashed on me. I’m always learning the hard way.

Have you had technology crash on you? How did you react?

How often do you back up stuff like your hard drive or blog?

5 Responses to “I Never Learn!”

  1. Brian Jones June 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    I had a hard drive die on me, but Time Machine got me up and running again once I got a new HD installed.

    • Henry Zonio June 12, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

      Love Time Machine! It saved me when my computer got stuck.

  2. kennyconley June 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Wow, i was about to upgrade my other blogs as well… I might wait until I know I've got them backed up properly. Sorry you had to go through that. Good thing for backups!

    • Henry Zonio June 12, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

      I'm sure my experience was a fluke. I haven't trolled online to see what other experiences there have been with upgrading. It was just a good reminder that I need to be backing up my blog as well.

  3. jonathan June 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Youv'e got to use the wordpress backup plugin. It emails me a backup every week, and also puts a copy of the backup on my host server.

    So glad that I didn't have wordpress upgrade issues, it worked like a charm. and I'm thinking that doesn't bring you much comfort

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