What do you mean mysql can’t find my wp database?

Well, that was more excitement than I was expecting. Tonight, Deb wandered into my downstairs office and said, “Are you playing with the server? I can’t get to my blog”. I naturally assumed it was the normal problem of my dynamic dns address changing and the associated delay before mikew.ca catches up. So I tried … Continue reading “What do you mean mysql can’t find my wp database?”

Well, that was more excitement than I was expecting.

Tonight, Deb wandered into my downstairs office and said, “Are you playing with the server? I can’t get to my blog”. I naturally assumed it was the normal problem of my dynamic dns address changing and the associated delay before mikew.ca catches up. So I tried connecting to my blog and what did I see: “WordPress can’t find your database”. What!!! That would be bad; very very bad.

Well, after about an hour of messing around, I realized it wasn’t quite that bad. MySQL and all my data really were still there, but it turns out they had been masked by some misguided hacking I had been doing with MacPorts.

Whew!

Well, in honour of the near miss, I promptly did a full backup of my entire website (as apposed to the incremental nightlies) and the mysql database, and then upgraded to WordPress 2.5.

So far, everything looks good. The upgrade went painlessly, as it has for me since I started using WP. Man, I wish all software was that easy to deal with.

3 thoughts on “What do you mean mysql can’t find my wp database?”

  1. I see Deb has a domain of her own – sheepsahoy.com. I noticed because I visited her blog (looking for the red washer-dryer post – March 19, 2008 as it turns out) and had trouble with the “older” links! I got to her blog from the “deblog” link on mikew.ca – that got me to http://mikew.ca/deblog. However links to “older” from her blog looked like this: http://sheepsahoy.com/deblog/index.php?paged=2. Note the “deblog” part – that should be there on mikew.ca domain, but not the sheepsahoy.com domain.

    It works fine when I visit http://sheepsahoy.com/index.php?paged=2 or whatever.

  2. I’m seeing it on the “Older Posts” link at the bottom of the main page when I’ve gotten to her blog from mikew.ca, and from the Older Posts links off of that page, and so on. I’m browsing from John’s place today, but I also noticed this when browsing from my place.

    HTH!

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