Unless the timeframe changes for some reason, let’s have this be the last post before merging.
At this point, it’s all up to the site hosts. The merging is entirely in their hands.
I will have a role again once it’s merged, verifying that (fingers crossed) everything looks good.
We do have our very own backup in our hot little hands. For Home Away from Home and for new-old Balloon Juice.
We had purchased software but hadn’t worked out where we could restore a backup to for a test restore, so Earl and I worked to get this going last night when the timing of the merging was sprung on me at the last minute. It’s not perfect – we couldn’t flip a switch and restore and be totally rolling in an hour, but we’ve got the WordPress databases and the media libraries, the plugins, the site code, etc.
Plus, it’s just the backup to the backups the site hosts do. Still, we have our recent history preserved, in our own hands, and I feel better!
Thanks to Earl for being my partner in crime as we figured out the backup stuff.