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Glitching (July 2020)

Roofdog: what could possibly go wrong?

Glitch = a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or irregularity of equipment


July 2020

Something something happened this month on the Austin-based server of the Planeta.com website. Emails from Bill, the website administrator: CPU overload. Restructuring of website. New server.

The result is a loss of some materials published July 5-25. I made some backups, but not everything.

Additional problem-I’m not sure that updates are actual updates. So I am operating/editing/publishing at a reduced rate on the website until I figure out how things are working.


Is it possible to create a back up of one’s own website?

What is block editing?


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  1. Some answers:
    Yes, it will be possible for you to create a backup of your own website – once we get the size of the current database back under control. (I’m working on that now.) We have a database table which was doubling in size every ~3 days (kind of like the COVID19 cases were for a while) and though we’ve found the cause and flattened that curve so to speak, we’re now dealing with a massive database which makes it too big for the server’s CPU/RAM to create an exportable backup.

    As soon as we get the database back down to a reasonable size I’ll detail the best way to take a backup. We’ve already removed around a million extraneous records – only 5-6 million more to go!

    PS: it might take some doing, but I hope to be able to recover any missing material.

    I’ll point you to some tutorials on block editing shortly. It’s actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it!

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