In allowing myself an extra 2 days for this 30 day posting gig because of travel, I forgot that the day before travelling was pretty darn intense. Coupled with doing a server upgrade recently, which meant I temporarily lost the database for this blog, and then had to go “under the hood”, way outside my comfort zone, well, let’s just say the dizziness I’ve been experiencing due to inner ear imbalance has quadrupled!
However, I’m happy to report I seem to have successfully done the restoration of the database, following a modified version of these instructions: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/restore/
Modified because either their phpMyAdmin is older or vice versa. Mine also had an “Import” tab, which I needed to use, plus as the db existed already I had to actually go in and change the mySQL file. Aaargh.
I’m only a wee tech head, not an uber geek.
But I did it. Following the list system. I made a list and checked it thrice. That’s what I’m doing for the rest of travel planning. Mundane lists to follow perhaps. I haven’t made a point here, that I wanted to.
Perhaps the basic message is always the clearest: KISS and take lots of deep breaths.