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By svetius, User Experience Admin on 26th September 2010, 07:40 AM
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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? 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, 07:41 AM |#2  
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ouch how does Raid 10 fail!? hope all is well!
26th September 2010, 07:42 AM |#3  
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At least your back!

Hoorah for back ups!

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26th September 2010, 07:48 AM |#4  
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hurray for raid!!!
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26th September 2010, 08:07 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, 08:23 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by snq-

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, 08:46 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, 09:15 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, 09:20 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
26th September 2010, 09:29 AM |#11  
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Now this isn't the greatest way to start a day

I did notice the downtime messages, which you guys kept refreshing with status updates, and noticed the forums return. It's a shame you guys had to use a 24 hrs old backup but hey things are up and running again.

I wouldn't know what to do without my favourite forum.

Besides the set back on posts i want to say GREAT JOB guys for getting things up again, and a very big THANK YOU for keeping us posted during the process.

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