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XDA Maintenance and Forums Restored from Backups

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26th September 2010, 08:40 AM   |  #1  
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As many of you may have heard, we underwent routine maintenance on our Database Server last night (9/25). Upon rebooting the Database Server, it refused to boot and all indications are that the RAID 10 (what is RAID? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID) array failed.

We have restored the Forums from a 24 hour old backup. We know this is not ideal, but at this point, the chances of recovering the failed array are slim.

We sincerely apologize for this.

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This maintenance was intended to boost the redundancy of our database setup and "lightening struck".
The maintenance was to update the OS and make a configuration change to allow us to introduce a slave DB server which would replicate all data on the primary DB server. We are currently running off this intended "slave server" as a master.
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26th September 2010, 08:41 AM   |  #2  
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ouch how does Raid 10 fail!? hope all is well!
26th September 2010, 08:42 AM   |  #3  
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At least your back!

Hoorah for back ups!

Sent from my Desire HD using XDA App
26th September 2010, 08:48 AM   |  #4  
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hurray for raid!!!
26th September 2010, 09:02 AM   |  #5  
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Now up but strange...
26th September 2010, 09:07 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by svetius

We have restored the Forums from a 24 hour old backup.

is there any chance to restore newer entries too?
26th September 2010, 09:23 AM   |  #7  
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is there any chance to restore newer entries too?

Most likely not, except for Google's cache that stores some of the sites stuff
26th September 2010, 09:46 AM   |  #8  
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Could I please request that this information is posted across all the forums ? It certainly confused me as to where my recent posts etc had gone.
26th September 2010, 10:15 AM   |  #9  
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God damn!!!
I had some brilliant posts about statistics on overclocking HD2 and now those posts all gone
26th September 2010, 10:20 AM   |  #10  
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Thanks svetius, I was about to post an annoucement on hero and desire, but you beat me...

Sorry to hear about this. Time to action the RPs again, cap'ntrek

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