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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2018, 10:15 
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Sorry guys, there were some serious issues with ALL the servers from company that hosts this forum. FOr those interested, I've posted their announcement below. Considering what I'm paying them, it's something that never should have happened, so I'm not sure if I should stick with them. They have been honest and trasnparent about what's happened though. Would love to hear from some of the IT guys here what they think?

The forum was restored from a backup, and from what I can see we've lost less than a day of posts, which all things considering, is not the end of the world (although it felt like it!!! :( :( :( ).

Please let me know if you have any issues?

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**What happened?**
First and foremost - this failure is not something that we planned on or expected. A server administrator, the most experienced administrator we have, made a big mistake. During some routine maintenance where they were supposed to perform a _file system trim_ they mistakenly performed a _block discard_.

**What does this mean?**

The server administrator essentially told our storage platform to drop all data rather than simply dropping data that had been marked as _deleted_ by our servers.

**Why is restoration taking so long?**

Initially we believed that only the primary operating system partition of the servers was damaged - so we worked to bring new machines online to connect to our storage to bring accounts back online. Had our initial belief been correct - we'd have been back online in a few hours at most.

As it turns out our local data was corrupted beyond repair - to the point that we could not even mount the file systems to attempt data recovery.

Normally we would rely on snapshots in our storage platform - simply mounting a snapshot from prior to the incident and booting servers back up. It would have taken minutes - if maybe an hour. We are not sure as of yet, and will need to investigate, but snapshots were disabled. I wish I could tell you why - and I wish I knew why - but we don't know yet and will have to look into it.

Our disaster recovery server is our **last resort** to restore client data and, as it stands, is the _only_ copy we have remaining of all client data - except that which has already been restored which is back to being stored in triplicate.

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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2018, 12:28 
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No spammers to blast for three days! My fingers were itching! :devil:

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Things happen. Yes, this outage was severe but it's not like it happens all the time, either. The level of service is, in general, pretty good for this forum, it rarely if ever goes down.

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