When updating BlogEngine 3.x with the new updater you may run into some snags like I did. There are some improvements, yet some are ill thought out unfortunately. The first thing I ran into is that the Update process backs up your site. The problem with this is you may have a large amount of data in your media folder. The backup process cannot handle more than a few megabytes of files in this folder until it will fail with an error on the 4th step as “The directory is not empty”. If you get this error, most likely you have too much data to backup in your media folder. I had several gigabytes of video files in the folder which resulted in this error. To correct the problem, back up your media folder and remove the files from it, then proceed with the update. Once the update is completed you can put your media files back.
Also note that if you are using Chrome, once the update is complete, you may need to delete the browsing history and restart Chrome. I had to do this in order to get the Administration menu working properly.
I had posted a lot about my dog and the perils of his disease and a lot of dispair. I am glad to report that he is doing well, has been doing very good for the past 8 months or so. He’s not cured or anything, I’ve just paid a lot of attention to him to make sure he’s safe and not in posistions to hurt himself. He did get a blood transfusion in April or May of 2012. Most likely this was his last blood transfusion. With his disease he can go at anytime and it’s not easy feeling to know that. It’s been a mild winter for us which I believe has helped a lot. And just attention to what he’s doing.
I kind of got to a point with his website that I got a bit overwhelmed and then realized the template was just stupid. I did learn how to template BlogEngine.NET pretty good in doing so, but then just got discouraged with any sort of direction and where I wanted to go with his website. I’m not making very specific blog sites so no one is really interested in reading online diaries of boring people with fucked up animals.
I really like BlogEngine. Updating it is quite simple and hasn’t been much of a pain in the ass so far.
I’ve added some more pages to the site as well. I uploaded some old cassette tape recordings I did when I was 9 years old. Perhaps I will write more about that experience in the future. Not that anyone actually reads these. 99% of the traffic is spam in the form of referral link spam or attempted comment spam. It’s pathetic.