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Text uber alles: mt backed by db goes kaput

So, Berkeley DB was corrupted beyond repair. I've had to reinstall MT, recreate the blog from scratch, import all the old entries. I'm using a MySQL account to back the blog this time round. Now all I have to do is recreate the templates.

I never kept backups of db, but did export the blog from time to time. The import went really well, up to June or something, but it stalled. Let's see... ah, they're flat files not binary goo. I can fix that (Cx-Cf, clack clack clack, Cx-Cs). And away we go. But db is binary goo and wasn't fixable; the best I could do was throw it away and start over. xml-dev, if you're reading this... what price binary?

My subversion server is backed by db. I'm concerned.

September 23, 2003 12:46 AM


Margaret Green
(September 23, 2003 05:42 AM #)

Glad you are back. Been missing you.

Joe English
(September 23, 2003 03:43 PM #)

> My subversion server is backed by db. I'm concerned.

Take regular backups with 'svnadmin dump' -- that'll give you text.

(September 23, 2003 07:39 PM #)

Ouch. Glad you got it sorted.

Mike Kozlowski
(September 25, 2003 12:38 AM #)

This is precisely why I keep my blog in XML. I've kept stuff in binary formats before, and even when things were less disastrous (a move to a server with different DB software), getting the data across was a pain in the ass.

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