Bombippy Backups?

I’m using Movable Type 3.16 to power Yesterday I tried upgrading to Movable Type 3.17. Big mistake!

Panic set in after I wiped out my old installation and realized that you cannot upgrade from Movable Type 3.16 to 3.17. I didn’t have a recent backup of my template files or my Movable Type 3.16 installation. Oh crap.

The good news is that I use DreamHost for hosting my websites. It turns out that they backup your entire website every hour, every two hours, every day, every two days, every week and so on. I was amazed and relieved.

Retrieving the backup was very simple and didn’t take long at all. Within ten minutes I recovered at least a thousand files and had my site the way it was when I started my day.

Posted in Bombippy at 11:14 AM