Well, after a ton of work and worry, MO is back to where it was before about 9:45 this morning. Except that the format is back to about January or so.

There was a problem at my host, and the moral of the story is BACK-UP FREQUENTLY and STORE A BACK-UP OFFSITE. Do all of this yourself. Only because I automated a MySQL dump and also automated a download of the dump to my own PC did I not lose over a week’s worth of stuff.

Hopefully regular posting will resume tomorrow. Or later today, as the case may be.

UPDATE: Oh. And after you automate the download of your dump? Check it periodically to make sure it’s running correctly. I hadn’t checked mine for a couple of months and spent the day sweating it out wondering what I’d find when I got home to look at my downloaded file.