We had a bit of a disaster last night on this here site.
The database blew up.
It’s the first time this has happened in six years, so that isn’t bad going?
Now the problem was that the database has copies of itself lying around on the laptop here, including a copy that was made just before the explosion. So when the blast happened I got in touch with the Other Fella and he set about copying the copy back onto the site.
That’s when the trouble really started.
The copy was a dud.
It wouldn’t copy.
Bits of it were OK so it was a question of finding the bits that were OK and nailing them to another copy that was a bit older. Fucking messy. And what was worse, when all the bits were tacked together they mad a file that was too big to upload, so the file had to be broken into smaller bits.
The site is sort of hobbling along at the moment. There may be bits that don’t work, but the main stuff seems to be OK.
Today we have to try to find out what caused the explosion. This means poking around in the debris, which may mean the site pops up and down a bit today. Was the explosion accidental? Far more likely it was deliberate sabotage in which case we have to find the culprit.
Now who could I possibly have offended over the last six years?