Ack! Uh, damn. Thats not good. I hope things get back to normal soon.
you beat me to it, RAID is NOT a backup, repeated becasue it's so very true.
incidentally, what is it with data loss this month... I hear this school district in the mid west had thier servers, onsite backups, and off site backups all fail simultaneously, losing three months of grades, and a librarian my mother communicates had a loss of a few months worth of card catalogue data(server and backups) recently as well...
I can not agree more. Still the "data center" should keep a back up copy of the files. Secondly there no excuse not keeping a backup and working copy locally. I never rely on the web hosting copy to maintain data security and redundancy.
"hosts like 1/2 the furry fandom."... That's like, almost half the internet for me.
2008-04-29 12:59 pm (UTC)
On the bright side...
Who says YOU have to write websites? :P Give a couple of us one page to "repair" off a site, and we can have everything up in a matter of hours. For mostly-text like Pawpet.tv, at least.
If things are dead, I know of a couple servers we can at least get chat back for, so as not to remain out of touch.
I will be pissed if it's cancelled this week (as I'm not just going down to FL for a -day- if there's no show), but hey, Murphy's Law.
Data "security". Makes me wonder if it wasn't a deliberate attack. *cynic*
Ageis J. Hyena, signing off, over and out.
2008-04-29 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: On the bright side...
... tell your inner cynic it's wrong this time. The failure was not a deliberate attack - just a really unfortunate flaw in the RAID. Which, I think, sucks worse.
Unfortunate at the most inopportune time, most definately. Then again that's always how these things happen.
In either case here's hoping -everything- gets recovered quickly, not just the FPS site.
2008-04-29 03:00 pm (UTC)
Re: On the bright side...
I think the sites Yappy would be most concerned about are the ones for Osceola as those are ones for local government type organizations.
It wasn't a deliberate thing, it's just something that happened. And yes, it's a pain because it's impacting lots of things that many of us use daily. More than the pawpet site, it's impacted many people's e-mail capacity and other site specific information. (historical data, archives, logs, etc.)
Everyone is working under a strained capacity, so please bear with us. We're all trying to get things done with limited resources atm.
I wasn't aware Yappy worked for the government in some way... or was the "hub" that got wrecked just storage for both the FPS site and local govt? (I'm clueless about this sort of thing normally, so.)
I guess this explains why I couldn't access certain sites you didn't mention last night; someone really does have all the internet on their computer, and that went down.
As a network/system administrator, the idea of eschewing backups for RAID makes me cringe.
Yes, sch&"/§& happens... It's the part that makes life interesting. Anybody can succeed in a perfect world but it takes something to succeed in this one.
I think I experienced the downfall of the system first hand. I was browsing the art-jam archives when all the sudden: no response from server... Well, even non-windows systems go down now and then so I didn't give it much of a thought.
Anyway, hang in there and if I can do anything to help, let me know...
PS: I refrained from the old "RAID vs. Backup" speech because... well let's say there's always a next video submission when (not IF!) FPS comes back - and I'll try to get it ready for Sunday just in case... :-)
Well, damn. That sucks major ass. But then again, it isn't like we have other things to keep us occupied.
*goes off to play The World Ends With You in the meantime*
Eeep. I hope they can be recovered!
If you need help rebuilding any of the sites, please let me know, and I'll try to help you.
We may..and thanks very much for the offer. The site might need a whole revamp. Will see what the next few days entails.
Wow, this was totally unexpected... is the RAID failure software or hardware based? (Do the disks still work?)
web.archive.org didn't seem to hold onto anything useful. :/
Yikes, I'm sorry to hear that this happened. I hope it all gets fixed soon.