Some weeks back, while cleaning out the cruft in our server I managed to erase the database of this blog. Unfortunately there was no backup of the DB as well. I was resigned to the fate of starting the blog all over. And the story would have ended there, but for the successful resuscitation using cached content from Google, Bing and Blekko. Thanks to @twistedlogix for his professional online stalking expertise that the blog is back with each and every blog, comment, category, tag, plugin configuration intact.

My blog has its own share of search engine driven traffic and a few popular articles include the ones on configuring Gnokii for Nokia phones, Zimbra tweaks, etc. In addition, I also maintain some links to websites covering the mankuthimmana kagga. Hence it would have been a tough task to create everything from scratch.

The only surprising element in the whole process was that the Internet Wayback machine has no record of my seemingly popular website :-p

So if you happen to erase or destroy your website or blog due to any reason, you know whom to contact! 🙂

By shashi

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