On a few occasions while configuring my new multisite network, the images have been replaced with a path starting directly from the root of my server environment. Not the web root.
(e.g. <img src="/var/www/wordpress/wp-content/blogs.dir/25..." /> )
I can't even guess what is the cause for this bizarre behavior. The first time occurred while setting up w3 total cache. Another occurred while importing/exporting a site with backup buddy.
Again it's only some of the images that are broken with the wrong file path. Images that work use a "domain.com/files..." & "/wp-content/uploads...".
I haven't found a work around. I've only been able to restore my VPS to an earlier point. I'm very new to WordPress, and I'm not sure what I can do to debug properly.
Because the problem has occured after different site changes implies they share something in common.
I guess my first question is, what could cause something like this to happen. If I knew that, I believe I'll be better able to trouble-shoot this.