What a week. We finally have chriscurnow.com running again. As of right now, we have still got a lot of work to do, but at least we can publish entries.
chriscurnow.com is temporarily running on a Mac Mini, while we wait for our iMac G5 to return from hospital. We do hope it’s hard disk is OK.
You will see that there are no old entries here. That’s because in the end we had to start off with a clean installation of Moveable Type. It would have been nice to b e able to restore our entries, but mySQL just would do anything with out sql backup file. I can tell you it was a bit of work recovering mySQL and then creating the backup file. We thought that was the hard part. But in the end the final step stumped us.
If ouf G5 hard disk is OK, we will just fire it up again and everything will be back to normal. If not we have a plan B for manually reading the HTML form all the old entries and recreating them. We will loose all your comments if we do this, but that is just how it might have to be.
You will also see that the templates are all over the place at the moment. Hopefully we will get that back ASAP. You’ll see how we go. In the meantime, at least we can publish again.
Thanks for you patience. It’s been a hectic week leading up to Christmas.