April 01, 2004

MuNuby Help - Template Backup

For all the new MuNuvians, and the old ones too, don't forget to backup your templates before you start editing them.

Here is what I do to protect myself from myself:

Open your Main Index file, select all, copy. On your List Template page, at the very bottom, is a section called Template Modules. Click Create new template module. Paste the Main Index information into the proper place. Name your file something like... OriginalMainIndex! Do the same thing with your Stylesheet.

Now, when you totally destroy your templates, you can just go back in and copy from the Template Modules into your Master Template.

When you are satisfied with your changes, don't forget to backup the new template.

That's what I do anyway... Hope that helps out some.

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 1, 2004 08:42 PM

Ah, that works so much better than my way of goin' back to MT.org and startin' all over with the default templates, huh?

Posted by notGeorge at April 2, 2004 01:21 AM

Do I need to rebuild? (and thanks - keep those tips and letters coming in.)

Posted by Debbye at April 2, 2004 05:01 PM

It's a text file which I will be editing. First thing I do when I open it is to save it as a new file so the old one remains. I first learned to do that on 360k 5-1/4" floppies. Of course I'm so old i doors open for ladies.

Posted by triticale at April 2, 2004 09:29 PM

Damn, son... you must be fartin' dust!

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 3, 2004 04:44 AM

On the subject of backups:

All your posts, comments and templates are backed up all the way to Australia twice a day. And the backups are archived, so even if you don't realise you've lost something until a week later, we can still get it back.

All your other files, images and such, are backed up to a separate hard disk on the server daily.

So if the server goes (literally) up in smoke, your posts are safe but you'll need to reload your images. Anything short of that and everything is safe.

Also, the main disk drive is mirrored, so a simple drive failure won't even slow us down.

Posted by Pixy Misa at April 3, 2004 05:26 AM


Posted by Madfish Willie at April 3, 2004 05:29 AM

Nah, I'm just paranoid. :p

Running the databases for a phone company will do that to you.

Posted by Pixy Misa at April 3, 2004 05:43 AM

I wish I had seen this post prior to tinkering! Ah, well, live and learn.

Posted by RP at July 12, 2004 08:35 PM