I’ve totally backdated this entry to yesterday, when I meant to post it, except my not-so-hot hosting company took the entire server offline to backup a failing drive. I definitely expended more energy fretting about my lack of blogging ability than it takes to write an entry anyway, so I don’t think I should be disqualified!
When I emailed the hosting company to let them know I was pretty pissed that there would be an hours long outage to backup a drive, their response was “Unfortunately hardware failures are a fact of life. They’re inevitable. We don’t plan for them, but they do happen.”
Um… if your only business is maintaining hardware to hold onto people’s data, and hardware failures are inevitable and a fact of life, WHY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH IS THERE NO PLAN?
Eighteen hours later, my site is up and running. Hoo-frickin-ray.
Anyone know of a good host that has some concept of service-appropriate backups? Because I’m definitely looking.
In the meantime, here’s a pretty picture: