2.5 Hours of downtime

I have just wasted the last 2.5 hours, trying to upgrade WordPress from 2.2.3 to 2.3.3

It went worse than my attempt to move to 2.3.2, as I lost my 2.2.3 database, so have spent the last 30 minutes rebuilding the whole thing.

Two lessons learnt:

  1. Don’t try and upgrade while at work. Even though the Internet connection is fast, people like to interrupt you, and feel that they are the most important thing happening at that time.
  2. Don’t try an over-the-top upgrade, make a second DB, and get it working before pulling down your normal site.

Sorry if anybody (other than me) noticed.