Server failure

November 1st, 2009 by martin

Unfortunately our web-server VM failed yesterday afternoon with a completely corrupted file-system (a problem I have been chasing for some time now). Our Nagios monitoring system immediately informed us about the problem…

I leave town about once every two years without taking my notebook with me. Of course, this weekend was one of those weekends (can I hear you calling “Murphy” on this ?)…

Well, to sum it up shortly: once I got back, I analyzed the problem and it turned out the filesystem was beyond repair. So I set up a new virtual machine and restored from the last hourly backup before the crash. Everything is back online and there seems to be no data-loss in the forum and this blog. I apologize for the outage and for your inconvenience.

9 Responses to “Server failure”

  1. wanttag2find Says:

    Hi, any more news on tag2find open source? It’s a great piece of software, I would love to see it improved further (and maintained so it doesn’t break in future…).

  2. martin Says:

    Hi,

    I still can only say the same thing, we are working on releasing it, but there are some administrative obstacles we have to come by.

    Sorry.

    Best regards,
    Martin

  3. Carlos Says:

    Any news? I am in the process of developing an app that does a lot of similar things, plus additional functionality. If you haven’t dropped the project, maybe we can collaborate and make sure your good work does not get lost. Send me an e-mail if interested.

  4. Sware Says:

    news?

  5. Jack Says:

    NEWS ?!

  6. Heather Says:

    NEWS?!?!??!

  7. Tony Says:

    …News?

  8. Google Says:

    News…
    ?

  9. Gabrielle Says:

    I don’t even know what to say, this made things so much eaiesr!

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