Running notes on this clusterfuck.
No email notification from Textdrive before wiping user data. Hard to believe. Wish I had seen this HN post. Luckily I had already moved most websites off of Textdrive, and had database backups for the rest from September 2013. Installing these into local development environment and running them locally as domain.dev1, then converting sites that don’t need to be dynamic to HTML using wget:
My notes on deploying a Django application (this website) on Textdrive shared hosting with Nginx via FastCGI.
Thanks to Evan Carmi, who much of this is paraphrased from, and Pokoka who has far more knowledge on system administration than I, and has an alternate method using uWSGI and a handy script.
Search and Replace yourusername
Server folder layout yourusername domains yourdomain.tld .virtualenv SSH into your Txd server $ ssh yourusername@yourserver.