Changing domain in wordpress


So to at least make an effort at testing the wordpress upgrade to make sure no one’s blog theme/widgets ended up completely broken I made a beta site. Since wordpress stores the URL of its blogs in the database this was initially problematic. sed and mysqldump made it a quite easy transition though.

Dump your database:
mysqldump wordpress -p | mydatabase
sed ‘s/blogs\.dootdoot\.com/new\.domain\.here/g’ mydatabase > mynewdatabase

Then import back into mysql, change your wp-config.php domain and things should be cricket. This probably could be filed under “stupid simple” as far as location changing goes.  Although I should add that if you were trying to move to a type domain, wordpress ignores the www

Repetitive task is repetitive


We have a database that stores all the little details about how utilized our network is.  It has information at 5 minute averages, 1 hour averages, and 1 day averages.  The software that does this is supposed to keep only 3 months worth of 5 minute data, 6 months worth of hourly, and a year worth of daily.  You’d think that since the feature shipped with the initial product that by version 5 it would work.  


It doesn’t.

So here I sit going through table by table looking at the definition of the table, finding what the timestamp column is named and telling the table to delete everything more recent than a certain second.  This task is not hard, this task is boring though.  Someone email me some sudoku’s.