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January 18th, 2007:
Server’s hard drives fail…

Here’s a great reason to perform regular backups and use some kind of redundant solution for server storage… I had issues with disk space that caused the server to hang during backups… so I disabled backups “temporarily.” That was in October of last year. Well, the striped RAID array in the server failed and just about everything was lost (web sites, mail). I have some backups and I’ll try to recover what I can, but I learned my lesson. I replaced the striped array with a redundant auto-rebuilding mirrored array as well as external backups to CD-ROM (for now) with plans to implement my DLT backup system soon. I made some significant changes to the site since then and I hope to have them back sometime during the next month.

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