31 Days of Blogging – Day 15
Living in the age we do, we have all experienced computer issues. I used to work on an IT Help desk, so I have dealt with a lot of problems in the past (some user error, some not) and I have also had my own issues (insert here 3 months of no internet due to an ISP error and countless calls to an off-shore call centre). We rely so heavily on the technology that it can be so frustrating when it doesn’t work…well have I got a doozy for you!
I found out yesterday that the server where three of my business websites and another website that I had a hand in building are hosted had a major data failure and everything was lost…e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. This means that currently my websites are blank pages and I am now going to have to rebuild them…from scratch.
You are probably thinking that I have all the files saved, why can’t I just reload them? Well, the easy answer is, it is not that easy. I use a platform called Dot Net Nuke, the latest version of this platform is 7 (which is what my host will be installing) but all my files are from version 5 & 6 so they are not compatible. There is hours and hours and hours of work involved and “ain’t nobody got time for that”.
I am not really angry…these things happen. My hosting provider is being very helpful and is very apologetic. I think the scope of the work involved has me a bit floored, but hey, it’s a good opportunity to update my sites.
So, that’s my day. Probably not very exciting, but I needed to tell someone 🙂