Upgraded to nowhere

The server on which this weblog is stored suffered a fatal disk failure earlier this week, and its replacement wasn’t fully operational for two days. I could live with the inconvenience if that’s all it was, but when replacing the machine my hosting company installed a different (more recent?) and incompatible version of the server’s database software.
Consequently, all my previous posts are no longer in the database, and I must now start from scratch. I have copies of all my previous individual posts, and perhaps I will replace them individually over time, but as of now they could be hard to find.
Sorry, but that’s progress for you!