The New Year rang in on my website with a resounding THUD. For about three days it was up and down. Some calls to BlueHost tech support were helpful, but the journey continued. Making Life Work For You seemed ok. My Beautiful Chaos was…in chaos. Even Chris Cree with his phenomenal blog superpowers couldn’t fix it…it was the server. It chewed on my database. A database which I had not considered backing up as it was on my hoster’s server.
If you are anything like me, you spend time and energy working up a blog site that is client appealing and personally reflective. I thought I was going to cry. Luckily for me, we got it back up and running with minimal fall out.
Today, thanks to a comment left on Chris’ post by Ozlady, I have been introduced to BlogBackupOnline. It is free up to 5MB while they are in Beta. The set up was easy and the 5MB limit was enough room to backup all three of my blogs with images. If your site is bigger than that, you can chose the medialess option. Now that the full backup is completed, it will automatically do a daily backup for new content and comments.
I don’t know what they are going to charge when they come out of Beta. I do know they have an export function that allows you to transfer your backup to your computer.
I also know that 2008 marks the end of my complacency in the field of backing up data.