WordPress Database woes

This was the problem last night/this morning on der blog:

WordPress database error: [Can’t open file: ‘wp_comments.MYI’ (errno: 144)]

This is the solution, ultimately:

REPAIR TABLE wp_comments

So now that things are fixed, here’s what lead me to my epiphany:

But the solution I employed could just have easily blown up in my face.

So, if you’re using WordPress 2.0 (like me), use the backup tool. Please.

> Manage > Backup > Yada Yada

If you’re not on WordPress 2.0, well then, use MySQL to back your shit up. Or if you’re on an older WordPress install, download WordPress Database Backup.

I just did a backup (and a creme rinse) and I feel great.

Stay tuned for more bloggy (but not about the bloggy) goodness later.

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