If it's not one thing it's another. My computer was dying, actually it still is and I need to install a new HD before the current one dies as it's getting flaky. Then, last week my ISP had some server problems apparently. Upon fixing them my site no longer worked for anybody with an account. I tried to get them to fix it but they were pretty clueless

I guess it's not entirely their fault. The Berkeley DB system pretty much sucks ass when it comes to backward / foreward compatibility. Not only are databases not compatible between versions but there are absolutely no error messages to tell you that that was the problem nor are their any reasonable migration tools. I'm surprised anybody would use it considering those problems and I'm surprised those issues have not been addressed.

What does this mean to you? Well for example if you are using MovableType in it's default setting you could lose your entire database at anytime with either no or very tedious recovery options.

Also, I could have sworn I posted another something between "What's wrong with this picture" and now but if I did the ISP lost it when moving to a new server. I know they lost at least one article that was not posted yet and only half finished and I had spent quite a lot of time writing it as it was something translated from Japanese. I'll try to find time to re−do it.

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