I don’t know if I could pick my favorite blog crash. There have been so many over the years. It would be like picking my favorite kid, or favorite tablet. I just can’t.
This most recent crash was caused by the drive the VM my blog is running on failing. “But what about backups??” I hear you all shouting in unison. I had VM backups in place, but I had moved the VM to a different server and the backup job didn’t follow along. I also had database backups. These were going directly to my NAS device. Unfortunately when I replaced my NAS in December I forgot to point the SQL backup job to the new location. My only backup was a lonely database backup from December. So, with my SharePoint 2010 and SQL 2012 CDs in hand, I reinstalled everything, and here we are.
I was able to republish the blog posts I’ve written since the backup, so there was no loss there. I did lose the comments you’ve left and I’ve responded to. Sorry about that. I’m in the process of putting it all back together, but there are a few things I haven’t finished yet. I’m putting the list here, so we can all keep track of it. If you see something wrong and it’s not on this list, send me a tweet or leave me a comment (I’ll try not to lose it) and I’ll add it to the list.
To Do List:
Get Search working
Update SharePoint 2010 Builds list (9/10/21)
Update SharePoint 2013 Builds list (9/13/21)
Go through IIS Logs and look for failed requests for ShortURLs I’ve missed
Verify all the http to https redirects work properly
Create SQL backup job (9/13/21)
Create VM backup job
Fix broken images in blog posts
Thanks for sticking around,