total loss of web site (3 posts)

  1. wild26
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The other day I was using Cyberduck to fix up one of the web sites I take care of, and when I was done with one directory that I no longer needed, I deleted it. I left Cyberduck up and running and connected to my server because I was doing some other work.

    I don't know how, but somehow a completely unrelated web site was deleted. Gone. Like it had never been there. Someone (my 2-year-old? my 5-year-old? ME?!) must have deleted that directory.

    So I still have the backup of the WordPress database for the blog that was installed in that directory. The pictures are gone, and I don't know how recent the backup was (my web host does this automatically), but at least I have that backup.

    So now I'm in the crash course on how to restore a WordPress blog from a database backup. I've actually been thinking of moving the site to a different domain name--would it be just as difficult to do that from the database backup as it would be to restore the blog in the original domain?

    former blogger at http://www.bikeblog.us
    still blogging at http://www.thomasjwoods.com

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Moving a database is covered here (on the right):
    and it's not so tricky.

  3. wild26
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank god for my amazing web host, because my site is back from his backup.

    Read about it here:

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