Restoring the WordPress Database – my journey #WordPress

Restoring the WordPress Database - my journey #WordPress

This is a technical post. So a big sorry to those of you who like my reviews, travel posts or art posts. This post is born of the pain of a crashed site. There were actually multiple issues, but I will address each in it’s own post so that anyone searching for individual answers can find them without having to scroll through heaps of unrelated stuff.


    1. Yep. I reckon that is a plan. An important plan.

  1. Sorry this happened, but thanks for documenting the fix! That could be a real lifesaver.

    1. As long as any of my online regulars backup their sites I would also be happy to help them restore them if it ever came to it. Even with all my experience (I have run this site since 1996 and I am a computer professional by occupation) I still had a few hiccoughs on the way.

    1. Run like the wind!

  2. I saw your site was having data base errors yesterday. It also seems the like and comment problems i was suffering have been cured too.

    1. Yep. Funnily enough I am now having problems with comments. I am not notified about them when viewers post them to my stories. 🙁

  3. Thanks for the heads up Greg. Disaster can strike at any time and there’s no such thing as a quick fix if my experience is anything to go by. It’s fortunate indeed that you know your way around your system. I’m still in never never land but at least I back up to Apples Time Machine every hour or so. Good luck with everything and keep the hammer and the axe locked in the shed.

    1. Thanks old mate 🙂 You’re correct – no such thing as a quick fix. Amazing how many people don’t seem to appreciate that. Back in the day I was a bit of a database whiz, so I am lucky that so much of the WordPress back-end relies upon a database. It was still a bit of a pain though as the initial error was at the server end outside of my control. SO I had to get my host’s support team to fix the server before I could weave my magic. At least it is all working now 🙂

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