An MT installation unfolding

Meg’s list of things to do with your extra hour tomorrow morning includes “Try to figure out how to install Moveable [sic] Type.”

I discovered blogging through seeing one of her disturbing search request posts (and neveryoumind why I was there), and one of the things that appealed to me about Blogger was that I was typing my drivel in the same application she used. Even though I’ve given up on the idea that using the same app will make me as good a writer, it would still be nice to be back to having something in common.

So, if you’re actually planning on doing it, and need any help, just ask. Want to bring your dotcomments comments along? Here’s how.


Comment by Shannon #
2002-10-26 12:35:46

Meg moving to MT? Yeah, baby.

Now: why does that make me so happy? I must be a fanatic.

Comment by Teresa Ortega #
2002-10-27 18:04:32

Um, I could use help!

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-10-27 18:22:54

I’m always here for you. (Well, seems like the last time I wasn’t, but that ought to make me try harder this time.)

Comment by Teresa Ortega #
2002-10-28 12:02:34

Thank you! I would like to move from Blogger to Movable Type, but it is a little bit intimidating. Right now I am reading up a bit about the difference between MySQL and Berkeley DB set-up–because that is the part of it I understand the least.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-10-28 19:38:18

Three reasons why you want to figure out mySQL for MT:

The original reason: if you have a disk space quota and run up against it with the Berkeley DB, you end up with a corrupted database, and you better have a recent backup.

Moving from server to server (or being moved by your host, when you least expect it) is quite a bit easier with mySQL, too.

It’s much easier to play directly with your data: if you want to display something that MT doesn’t have a tag for, with mySQL and PHP it’s pretty easy to just get it out of the database yourself, or if some moron spammer leaves a comment in 120 different posts, it’s much easier to delete.

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