On June 24, 2014, I completed the forced migration of hundreds of past blog posts from its original GoDaddy host to WordPress. On that day, I posted the following:
“Today, I completed the forced migration of hundreds of past blog posts from its original GoDaddy host to WordPress. It was a daunting task and is still not over. In the transfer, format-specific issues came up. Font consistency has been lost, spacing is messed up and all videos did not transfer. Over the next few months, I intend to go through every single post and clean it up so that the format can be restored to its previous “look” and videos will be added back in. As of right now, I still will not be creating any new posts and will revisit the possibility of doing so once I have finished restoring the blog. As always, you are welcome to follow Costa Bel Cane Corso by visiting our website at www.CostaBelCaneCorso.com or my Facebook profile at https://www.facebook.com/costabel.canecorso. Thank you!”
Over the last few months, I have been incredibly frustrated trying to restore the blog to its original condition. Sadly, none of the photos or videos transferred. GoDaddy did not advise me that all of this would not be included in the export files they told me to create. Originally, the photos did transfer but when GoDaddy permanently deleted its server contents, the photos were deleted. This is why there are broken image icons wherever a photo once was. To go in and try to restore almost 600 blog entries manually would be profoundly time consuming. I am very upset about this and wish I had a better solution. Thank you.