Saturday, October 31, 2009

Back. Phew.

Due to some kind of technical snafu blogger went down in Europe (including Israel) for over NINE hours today. Nine hours during which my blog and every other blogspot blog disappeared into the black hole of Google's "link not found" page.

Nothing like a major outtage to drive home how very important your blog is to you, and how much of an idiot you are for not backing it up until now...

Breathe, Robin, breathe.

13 comments:

quilly said...

Welcome back, Robin. I'd stay & chat, but I have to go back up my blog!

Nine hours -- I'd die! I'm sure of it.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Two words for ya: Word. Press.

Just suggesting... it's worked really well for me.

day by day said...

that is kinda scary! glad you got it back!

have a great week-end!

~Michelle

Mimi said...

I love the ending of this post, breathe, Robin, breathe!
Technophobe here has no idea how to back up a blog, so if it goes down, I will be completely lost.
Ah, more to learn, Mimi, more to learn!

Robin said...

The blogger guy I was in contact with on Twitter told me how to do it Mimi, it's easy. Go to "customize" on your blog's header bar, then select "settings". From there choose "import/export". To backup your blog choose export and select a destination location and hit okay. It will probably be a fairly large file, mine was 27.3MG.

Jen said...

I'd hate to think what size my blog would be. Nearly four years worth of brain matter. ;) Still, I'd probably better do it before I get that light-headed dizzy feeling when it all goes kablooey.

Frida said...

Good to hear that you have everything in order now. My son have taught me to back up my blog :-)

Dimple said...

Thanks for the good advice and the directions, Robin! Glad you didn't lose anything!

Phyllis Sommer said...

welcome back. when blogger put in that export feature, i was a happy girl.

do you use blogger in draft? i like it much better than the regular blogger.

Yaelian said...

That happened to me a few weeks back,it felt like I lost something very important, and oh,the feeling of relief when it came back! Yesterday my blogs were fine but heard there were problems.

Mojo said...

Oh man I would need Atavan if that happened to me. There was an incident a while back where Blogger fell under a DOS attack and Google was sending every link to every bog to an error page but I could still access my dashboard, so I knew it was still intact.

But obviously I need to take further precautions.

I'm a little surprised that the backup file is so large. If you were backing up images too I could understand, but those are hosted elsewhere, so you should only be backing up the markup code. Of course, if you actually write your posts I suppose there would be a fair amount of text... especially if your blog has been around a while. But I do most of my writing in other people's comments.

Oh snap. I bet you're backing up the comments too. Of course. That's where all that comes from. Yeah, makes perfect sense now.

Okay, gotta go run and back up. Thanks for the reminder.

Baila said...

Won't that really slow down my computer to back it up so much. Must talk to my IT specialist. Unfortunately, he's asleep on the couch right now.

Mimi said...

Robin, thank you so much for posting this, you're very helpful.
I'll let you know how I get on with it, mimi