Server failure

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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.