As I was posting that last entry, Greymatter decided to shit a brick. I didn’t realize that the server this site runs on keeps access log files indefinitely, and they haven’t been purged since Solo started hosting me in March of last year. So I hit my disk space quota right as Greymatter tried writing that last post to disk, and it hosed everything. Well actually, it just hosed gm-entrylist.cgi and gm-counter.cgi, both of which I had to rebuild. The counter was easy, I just had to do some simple math to get the numbers right. But the entry list was a bitch. I had to start with a backup copy from more than a month ago, and manually add the last 30 or so entries that I’ve made. I guess if you’re not intimately familiar with Greymatter, none of this makes sense to you. Suffice it to say that I just spent an hour getting everything back to normal. But it was nothing compared to the hell I went through a year ago, when I started adding entries to Greymatter from News Publisher and Blogger, and even my old hand-written entries. I need to make backups more often.
5 thoughts on “Close Call”
You should switch over to Movable Type. It is way worth it.
Not that I have anything against greymatter in particular…but I agree.. I’m glad I switched.
I have developed several PHP and MySQL solutions for content management, if anyone wants one, I would be happy to make a custome one, or supply a premade one for you. Its way better 🙂
No PHP on Solos server. I don’t know if there is MySQL.
That sucks. Its way faster than PERL. Oh well, they all get the job done.