The site is back up, running, and possibly a little better than ever.
For those who might be searching for a solution to a MU WordPress self-hosted losing all the images in the media library, except not — you know, all there on the server, editable, etc? Well look no further than your rewrite rules in your .htaccess file. Seriously, that’s all it was, but WordPress doesn’t put this line in by itself, you have to do it. Go figure.
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]
Here is where I found the solution.
Thank the gods that’s over. Pre-orders for Shannon’s next book are open. I’ll put links as soon as I’ve finished getting them all ready. Book should be out the Friday before Easter (20 April for those who don’t know).