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Posted by barry on 26 April 2012 at 19:51:49

The site has had a bit of downtime recently. The MySQL database became corrupted, and sadly so did the database backups on the server. The host looked at it, and unsurprisingly, said there was nothing they could do.

My last local backup was from July last year. I have restored that backup and then retrieved the 35 or so articles posted since from Google cache. I have tidied these up a bit, and reposted them.

Sadly though I have lost user and comment data since the last local backup. This means that any comment posted since July last year is gone (I'm not overly concerned by this!). It also means that if you registered on the site since July last year, and you want to remain a member then you will need to reregister.

Suffice to say, once I had done all this, I took a backup and stored it locally!