[resolved] upgrade to 2.7 killed all three of my blogs, please help! (3 posts)

  1. otherthings
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I've been using various versions of WordPress on the three blogs I maintain (otherthings.com/blog, otherthings.com/grafarc/blog, and a third one which is private.)

    The main blog (otherthings.com/blog) had a very old version of WP on it, so I decided today to upgrade it to 2.7. (I wasn't able to backup the database beforehand for reasons I won't get into...) So I went ahead and did the upgrade according to the rest of the instructions.

    And it worked.

    For about five minutes.

    Now, all three of my blogs are broken-- all you get when you visit the page is a "database error".

    I've been trying to reconstruct what might have gone wrong, and here's what I've discovered so far.

    Earlier this year, when I added my second and third blogs, I reused the same database, and distinguished the tables by changing the "table_prefix" variable. I did this because I don't have the permissions to create new databases on my server, and I didn't want to bother my gracious webhost, who's a friend of mine and kinda busy.

    Today, when I upgraded one of the three blogs to WP 2.7, and the button came up to "upgrade the database", I blithely clicked it. In doing so, did I somehow completely ruin the entire database for all three blogs?

    I blame nobody but myself for this situation-- but is there any way to recover the contents of my three blogs from total oblivion???

    Please forgive my ignorance here-- ANY pointers in the right direction would be very helpful! (And I'm more than happy to RTFM if you can tell me where to find one!)


  2. evilbeet
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The two blogs you posted look fine to me. Is this issue resolved?

  3. otherthings
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Um... yes!

    I just heard back from my host-- apparently an entirely unrelated logfile issue crashed the database server, and it just happened to occur five minutes after I did my upgrade. Who knew? :-)

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