Server Crash

by vivin

My server crashed. Horribly. I’m not sure what happened, but I woke up this morning to find both my machines had powered down. I assume that we had some sort of power failure. Power failures are very bad on complex file-systems. I learnt this the hard way.

I lost 77% of my database. Basically the file system got corrupted. I’m not sure what the extent of the damage on my system is. As of now, I’m back to where I was a month and a half ago – as far as the database is concerned. This is because I still have the sql dump I got from Marc’s server. There are inconsistencies in the Photo Album and I’ve lost a ton of journal entries… You know what? I haven’t even checked the rest of the system out. I’m too scared. Anyway… I had to fsck the file system a couple of times before I got this up and running. I hope nothing like this ever happens again…