[wp-hackers] Haven't installed WordPress yet - run install.php

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Fri Aug 19 04:17:35 GMT 2005

Quoting Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com>:

> If the databases are messed up, having a backup of your home directory
> is useless.... Reverting to a backup of your home directory would do
> nothing towards restoring a working WordPress system.

Yes, but it has been suggested that the problem lies somewhere among the files
and not the database. If the database has reached a morbid state, it is
possible to follow a similar type of strategy. Always make sure you get
frequent backups of your database (it is very light anyway). I personally have
cron job set up to retain a stack of database backups in ~/tmp. If a part of
the database ever breaks, the first thing to try and and do is repair it
(cPanel provides a front-end to this function). If failed, the database in its
older state can be restored from backup. If changes have been made since the
last backup, download the database in its latest state, merge with the old one
(paying careful attention to changes) and then restore the result of the


Roy S. Schestowitz

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