Josef “Jeff” Sipek

Outage and data-loss

You may have noticed that about a week ago my webserver went down. It started off as having to deal with two failed disks in a Wikipedia article: RAID6, but quickly turned into a system reinstall. There was no data-loss because of hardware failures, but I am sad to say that I accidentally nuked all the blahg post titles and publication times. Additionally, all the comment times and author names are gone. The content for both posts and comments is safe.

I’ll try to restore as many posts as possible as soon as possible. It might involve going through and copying the metadata over.

How did the data-loss happen? I forgot to backup extended attributes. My blahging software uses them to store the post metadata. Oops.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


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