Just when you thought things can’t get worse, they do.
Long story short, while prepping to upgrade the Forum to phpBB version 3 yesterday, I thought I’d do a little ‘pruning’ of posts first. Well, I accidently ‘pruned’ 3/4’s of the posts. No problem, I’ll just use the backup.
At least that’s what I thought I could do.
Turns out that cPanel was in the midst of a major upgrade and I couldn’t access the interface — not until after the upgrade was complete and by that time the latest forum backup available was the one with only 451 posts. Ugh.
Then, my attempt to convert the Forum was so botched that in mucking with the mySQL databases, I somehow trashed the main password to the ArticleLive database as well.
So, not only do we not have a forum. We don’t have access to the article database either.
Anyway, when my hero Steve Hetrick comes to the rescue (for the zillionth time), we’ll be back up and running and perhaps the lessons will have been learned once and for all. They are:
1. Backup first.
2. Hire professionals.