I discovered, today, that automated backups are only good if the backup actually takes place. A directory on the BKeeney website got corrupted and unusable today (don’t ask since that’s a really good question) wiping out the key to, well, everything. After scrambling to figure it out I called the ISP to see if they could help (like maybe from their backup).
They gladly said that, of course, they could help. They usually have 2 backups that they can restore from. The tech looked up the info and then sheepishly said, “Until it gets too big”. Which of course, with 20 hours of video (in both H.264 and Flash formats), easily exceeds their limit.
So, for now, the bkeeney site is down until I can get things reinstalled. Oh, and just to make matters worse, the website of the software author we use is also currently down (related? possibly but I doubt it) so if it takes a full install to recover I’ll have to wait until they come back up to download the install packages.
Did I mention that I’ve been incredibly busy with consulting work? I don’t have time for this crap.