Worried

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Now that our new VSat system is installed and cooking nicely, I’m moving everything to a big, high-speed server farm. It will mean much faster access for readers of Madang – Ples Bilong Mi and our other websites.

But I’m worried:

Worried
Moving the blog is not a trivial task and I’ve never done it before. I don’t want to lose all my stuff!

If Madang – Ples Bilong Mi goes AWOL for a day or two, please be patient. It will return.

I’m sick of computers. Once it was fun to fool around with all the hardware and write pretty programs. Now I just want to do things without all the fuss.

I want a computer that is like a hammer. Nobody needs to learn how to use a hammer. You just bang away with it. The worst that can happen is that you whack your thumb.

Stay tuned.

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One Response to “Worried”

  1. Robert@PNG Says:

    Maddog,

    Don’t underestimate the effort involved in moving blogs. Quite frankly its a pain in the proverbial. Six months after moving mine – I’m still tidying things up. The again I did move from a non WP platform to WP.

    Things that you will need to consider are:

    – Migration of WP database.
    – Photos.
    – Embedded links within posts
    – Any changes you have made to style sheets and/or templates.
    – The moving of your Domain Name.
    – Will you be moving to same version of WP or the latest (2.6.3).
    – WP has an export/import function but it does not backup any images that you might have copied into WP directories.

    Plan the move or you’ll get caught out!!

    I’m curious whether you have actually settled on a hosting company already or are still shopping.

    Cheers,

    R