Finding Backup

So, if you don’t remember, I botched my migration previously, because I lost my backup.

Or so I thought!

I booted up a computer that I hadn’t used in months and I found an old backup file from my site during the period that it was hosted on DigitalOcean. I’m quite certain that it includes all the old posts that I had created, or at the very least, almost all of them.

I find it hard to express in a text-only medium just how pleased I am that I found this file and that I have retrieved all those old posts (and all of those drafts!). I feel like I am some sort of movie archeologist that just completed a long adventure. Part of the reason why I feel good about myself is that it turns out that I can remember to do backups, and that I backed up my site to multiple computers.

I currently don’t have a backup service active on any of my computers, but now that I’ve successfully restored my site because of using multiple computers I know I can be successful in that endeavor as well.

The moral of the story of course is to back up your files! When I get around to it, there might be another blog post about.

I hope you have a great day, because I am!

Published by sehqlr

I'm a multipotentialite Millenial from St. Louis, MO. My day job is freelance web development and DevOps, but in a previous life, I was an English major. I'm on the STL Tech Slack, GitHub, Keybase, and Twitter, under the @sehqlr handle. (It's pronounced "secular" like the world-view.) I'm also on Mastodon as @sehqlr@weirder.earth.

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