This really sucks. I was all set to finish up a clients site today and move it over to the main root when all of a sudden Wp started giving me error messages and wouldn't upload any images.
After checking all of my permissions (even though I didn't change anything since yesterday), plug ins, and anything else that could be the problem, the other images on the site started disappearing and now they are all gone with the exception of the ones uploaded into the Next Gen Gallery.
I did a database repair and still no change.
I checked all of the image paths and they are all there, but when I went to view them in the "Media" section of the dashboard, all I see is blank space.
At this point (after going online and seeing other complain of the same thing) I am sure it has something to do with the host's databases. (1and1). Out of 100mb of space, I have barely used 0.50 mb so there should be 99.5mb left.
I already contacted the host..amazingly enough, they don't offer back ups ( did I mention I hate 1and1 ?), but they are running some kind of check up that takes 30 minutes.
I have never seen this before with my own WP sites. Worst case scenario, I'll have to reinstall all of the images..the install of WP itself is functioning just fine.
Does anyone else have any ideas of what happened ?