If you have ever unfortunately deleted the ClearDB to your Word Press Azure Site you the next time you navigate to your blog, you will be greeted by the HTTP 500 error. As an avid blogger or small business owner this can bring a huge amount of stress ! This post is going to show you how to get your blog up and running in using a few simple tools and contacting the write people.
Scenario 1: Deleting your Word Press ClearDB Database
Accidentally deleting your sites back-end could happen is probably one of the most common reasons for this error. Recently, I created WP site for a Windows Phone 8 application I was building and linked to the current database I am using for this blog. Long story short I decide to delete the the new site. It is important as I have learnt always make sure that anything you delete isn’t linked to another resource on your site.
Restoring your database
They are two ways you can restore you database : (1) Through the Azure portal (2) Re provisioning a new DB. Now if your situation is similar to mine , you made an accidental de-provision call using the Azure portal. If this is the case follow the step by step instructions below to get connect you site back up and running.
Provisioning a New MySQL Database
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email make sure you to include : your clearDB ID subscription (same as your azure login ); and the end point for your current sit for example if you site is East US it would be us-cdbr-azure-east-b.cleardb.com. Wait for response 1 hour.
- Provisioning an new clearDB. Once support has located your old DB , you will be requested to create a new database at the clearDB Azure store . Follow the instructions below to create your new DB .
Yeah ! You didn’t you have your backend back. Now why you still have the HTTP 500 error? Do not worry we are almost done now, all you have to reconnect your new database to your existing site. To learn how to connect an existing blog/site to a new database click here.