Friday, February 26, 2010


Do you know what I just did?

I went to back up my website (*) and clicked the wrong button.

And now I've wiped the entire thing.

Mammoth FAIL.

I have a back up of the rotating headers, but that's all.

I think I'll go to bed. Or should I stay up all night creating a new website?


Not quite a glass of wine on the laptop, but for someone with an urgent 'to do' list as long as my cat's tail, it's a bit of a bad thing.


*link added there so you, hopefully only for a short time, can see for yourself.


ThirdCat said...

that's terrible. You poor thing. Oh, that feeling in your will be with you for so long.


Ampersand Duck said...


You are soooo right.

SCB said...

OH BUUUUUUUUUGGER. Nothing I can say to make it better, but I am wishing you HUGE amounts of energy and inspiration to get you through. If I were you I'd walk away, drink something stiff, sleep then do something you REALLY enjoy and come back to it in a day or so when you're feeling a bit better. Sara x

SCB said...

PS, technical help from my dearly beloved husband (he who understands computers - and believe me, I don't!), firstly, contact your ISP/website hosting service because they may have a backup on tape. Secondly, if you look up your own website on the net you should be able to locate a cached copy of the pages, which you could use to manually recreate the site... Hope this helps! Sara x

dinahmow said...

So, will you be changing your name to Ampersand (f) uck?

Good luck with locating cached pages on the web. I know someone who managed to get out of trouble that way.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Add my name to the "All is not lost there's probably a backup available somewhere" camp...

(But bugger anyway. Now's probably a good time to google "backing up your blog")

ronnie said...


fingers crossed for an easy painless solution

Ida said...


Melissa said...

Didn't you say once that your blog had been chosen by the national library for backup?? Or was that in some early days parallel fantasy world of reading my favourite blogs and thinking that I heard that the national library was interested in this new phenomenon called blogging....all the best. Lets hope there is some technical solution.

elsewhere said...

Oh No!!!

You couldn't just press 'undo', could you?

Paper Chipmunk said...

A long story, but I once managed to delete my entire website, both online and hard copy.

Definitely not a good day. So sorry.

Zoe said...

Do what SCB said - contact host, rebuild from cache. Just search for the site name, and hit the little "cache" button. Don't freak out when the links on the cached pages don't work, you'll have to get the cache one page at a time.

It's time consuming and horrible, but everybody has their health! Hoorah!


angel said...

This is a great post. I just had one of the ‘Doh!’ moments and ran back to correct my own site before publishing my comment. You see my own comment form did not match what I’m about to advice. I get less comment than you, so never noticed any problem. I’ve changed it now anyway so here goes.

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