Strangeness afoot, Watson – The loss of the new theme
Last night I did a post as usual, CR updated. I pressed ‘View site’ in WordPress and boom – nothing. I held shift and reloaded the page and still nothing.
I tested what I’d done and the post had vanished, as had the contents of my index php. I did some troubleshooting and uploaded a slightly older index file from my test site, nothing. I checked the byte size in FTP and it was zeroed. Anything I updated or uploaded went to zero bytes, effectivly deleting the file.
My FTP program, cyberduck, was reporting no diskspace on my hosting server, why it would be so stupid as to write over an existing file with a zero byte file I don’t know. If no disk space is left don’t upload. Moronic program, time to find a new FTP application.
I checked on my host and I hadn’t used my allocated space, not by a long shot, but I couldn’t upload anything. It’s a shared server so I guess someone else had used the space. Why my host doesn’t have quotas on I don’t know, it’s yet another screw up by my hosting company Infinology.
So the new look to CR was lost after quite a bit of work on it but I do have an older backup to work from. I’ll work on that when I get the time and move it from my test site back to CR. I’m just a tad annoyed at the wasted time, although after I got it right i should have taken another backup I guess.
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