Today's downtime

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Today's downtime

Post by thelinx » Wed May 23, 2018 8:01 pm

The server went down for 27 hours today and there is a very simple explanation for that, which you might have heard if you had visited IRC or Discord.

The main harddrive in the server reported a broken sector and Linux locked it into read-only mode to prevent further data loss. As soon as I found out about this, I shut down the server and ordered a new harddrive by the datacenter service people.

Due to some communication mishaps (and because I have to sleep and work) there was a large period of time where nothing was happening. Finally, this evening I started transferring over everything from the old drive to the new one. After that finished I had a minor issue with getting the server to boot again properly, but I got that figured out too (filesystem check was asking for input on a headless server, makes sense).

Basically, everything is fine now.

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by pgimeno » Wed May 23, 2018 8:17 pm

Thanks a lot for fixing things up and bringing back love to our lives!

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by lazershark3k » Wed May 23, 2018 11:44 pm

Aye, thanks!
*pew pew*

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by ivan » Thu May 24, 2018 4:50 am

thelinx wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:01 pm
The main harddrive in the server reported a broken sector ...
Wait, you're using a physical server instead of cloud hosting?

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by thelinx » Thu May 24, 2018 6:22 am

ivan wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:50 am
Wait, you're using a physical server instead of cloud hosting?
Indeed. I've had some bad experiences with cloud hosting, and I also use the server for other things, so a machine all to my own is nice.

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by Tricky » Thu May 24, 2018 7:54 am

Perhaps a tweet would also have been nice, as I was completely at a loss about what was happening, and I never knew about a discord channel (and I've never used IRC in my entire life).

Anyway, thanks for clearing this up. ;)

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by Cartread » Fri May 25, 2018 3:24 pm

Good work getting back online! I needed the wiki, but was able to use https://github.com/tst2005/love-doc and web.archive :)

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by Tricky » Sat May 26, 2018 5:12 pm

Cartread wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 3:24 pm
Good work getting back online! I needed the wiki, but was able to use https://github.com/tst2005/love-doc and web.archive :)
Now I gotta bookmark that page ;)

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Re: Today's downtime

Post by kikito » Mon May 28, 2018 9:25 am

Thanks a lot for fixing this, thelinx. Maintaining a website up is a task that often is taken for granted.
When I write def I mean function.

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