As chronicled in my last post, in the massive amount of shuffling around that has happened to KyleVanderburg.Net lately (and vandermusik.com and kyledavey.com and and and…) I managed to drop the wrong database, losing all of the posts from Poor Little Misled Notes. Did I have a backup? Of course not. The entire KyleVanderburg.Net server structure is a wonderfully convoluted system that I sometimes copy to an external drive if it's a full moon and the planets are aligned. And backing up things like databases (which run the ~8 WordPress blogs, applications like my library and photo album, the Vandermusik billing system, and of course the KV.Net core)…who backs up databases? I mean, who would be so stupid as to accidentally delete…
So in a blazing moment of clarity (and by that, I mean an evening of binge-coding) I wrote a file-copying-database-exporting backup script. It's ugly. It's weird. Any real programmer would have an aneurysm. But it works.
I was going to post news about the ongoing piano sonata, but SVU is on and I want a sandwich.