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Postby PreZ » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:56 pm

As you probably noticed, GOTH.NET has had an extended outage. Some information about this.

1) The GOTH.NET server has a number of disks in it. The two main disks are the operating system SSDs. They are mirrored such that if one fails, the other can keep going and no impact will be seen. Unfortunately, both these disks died at the exact same time (for unknown reasons). The drives where most of the actual data is stored (eg. the database, mail) was not affected at all.

2) I have had to buy and install 2 new SSDs to replace the ones that summarily died.

3) Though we do have backups of all the configs and data, I did not have "image backups" of the actual operating system. This has forced me to re-install the operating system and then copy back configuration files and data as necessary. This is a much slower process than I expected.

4) This process is still ongoing. Some things might still not be working 100% and I'm trying to fix them. In fact, the vast majority of the functions that server performs are currently not functional. But I'm prioritizing the GOTH.NET functions.

5) At this point, I wish I drank or had some other similar vice, as I feel like crawling in a hole and crying for a month at the amount of work I need to do to get things back to how they were a few weeks ago.

6) This is all complicated further by the fact that I am doing all this from 3000 miles away from the physical server.
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Postby LegendGirl » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:24 pm

Sorry to hear that, PreZ. It will be fixed when it's fixed. We have faith in you!
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Postby Red_Ink_Cat » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:27 pm

Thank you for putting yourself through this for us.
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Postby Nephele » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:50 pm

Thanks for all you do, PreZ!
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Postby Lachrymose » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:52 pm

>> 6) This is all complicated further by the fact that I am doing all this from 3000 miles away from the physical server.

Geek level: Atmospheric. :D

Got hand it to ya, man.
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