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Just a quick note...

By Julio Franco
Sep 12, 2003
  1. You will have noticed TechSpot site was down for nearly 24 hours. Yesterday we suffered from a hard drive failure which got the site down until today, luckily we were able recover our stored data intact... it could have become a real disaster since we didn't have everything entirely backed up (you can blame me for that), of course that will become first priority after what we just went through.

    We should be getting up to speed later today, but before that I believe we should thank The Planet tech support team for all their help and getting us back up as fast as possible, triple-A score for them. Our own Per also helped through the process since I really had to get some sleep at some instance.

    I'm really glad to be here again & I should apologize for any inconviniences we may have caused to you.
     
  2. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Well, if anyone complains they need to chill because it isn't like we are paying for access :).

    Good job Julio.
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    We're back! The internet doesn't seem so lonely anymore...
     
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I'm sure there are no hard feeling toward you or the site. This sort of stuff happens, and you just have to deal with it. Although I must say I did miss it for a day and that was horrid. Very glad we got everything sorted out, Nice job Per and Julio :grinthumb
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Glad to have everyone back!
     
  6. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Maybe its time to consider using RAID to prevent this kind of thing from happening again. I'd have thought all commercial websites would run RAID on thier servers. Glad its all fixed now:=).
     
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,058   +645

    We will contract a backup solution package also offered by The Planet, I'd say this was a good experience given what we learned... I can remember a few other sites (tech sites) that have lost many information because of the lack of a good backup. Examples that come to my mind: TheTechZone (lost forums), Icrontic (lost everything), TR (a few days worth of posts, although this last one is bearable).
     
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