Server Downtime

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Server Downtime

Post by jhunholz » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:31 pm

As most of you probably noticed, the server housing has been down for the past 24 hours or so.  Yesterday (Friday) afternoon, the hard disk crashed, bringing down the server.  After I wasn't able to bring the server back up, I had the datacenter tech assigned to my case replace the hard drive and do an OS reinstall.  To make a long story shorter, basically I ran into quite a few configuration issues, which is why I couldn't get the site back up as I'd hoped last night.  Now it's back though, and everything should be back to normal.

Please send me a PM if you notice anything out of place or broken. Thanks!

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Post by Gwaihir » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:48 am

Thanks for all the hard work on that, Josh! :)

Note that although the hard drive crashed, only some parts of the operating system and system software were damaged (hence all the reinstalling). We're quite sure no data from the website, including this forum, was lost.

For those wondering: yes, we do keep off-machine backups of the data. Fortunately we didn't even need them (this time -- knocks on wood). - The Middle-earth CCG store
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