Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Biblioblog Library is No More

When I just did a search that happened to access the Biblioblog Library I get this:

The Biblioblog Reference Library

Bad news folks...

Our webhost, GoDaddy, decided to change the rules on us and has deleted the entire Biblioblog Reference Library database.

Beforehand we had enough space to keep the database working and pruned down to a size that was feasible, but in the course of the last few months, they decided to halve the allowable database size which made it impossible to house all of the data and indices. What's worse is that after requests for a full backup of the database were made, they refused to provide anything but a corrupted partial backup. We tried very hard to make the chunked backups necessary to put the entire database into a format that we could move, but in the midst of it (moving millions of records only tens of thousands at a time) they pulled the plug.

So what does this mean?

It means that we need to re-imagine the library and figure out where to go from here. The most requested feature was the blog hit counter, which we are going to work and restore as quickly as possible. The actual archive (which grew to a grand total of 15 gigabytes of archived posts, index, and blog reading trend data) cannot be resurrected.

So, stay tuned. We'll be back.

They were very mean to me. Steve even went out of his way to put the stop to a National Geographic program I had in the works. But I wish him well in all his future endeavors. Steve may have had a pathological hatred for me and other bloggers whom he felt weren't good enough for his little clubhouse but he also had a great grasp of Aramaic. The internet needs more people with the skills that Steve has. I just wish he wasn't so spiteful.

Life is too short ...

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