Of course, my computer’s hard drive would fail just as I’m trying to recover the lost archives of this site. Luckily I was able to use an older database dump and partially restore the site. It will have to do, temporarily, as the old hard drive needs to be replaced before I can do any more. After a lot of similar hardware boo-boos I’ve learned to keep backups but as my approach to them seems to be “throw everything ‘somewhere’ for peace of mind, walk away, do things, repeat” I now have a number of versions of my files that I’ll need to shift through before I can find the latest version of everything. You see, I back up but I’m not very organised at it.
At least, nothing was lost this time.