Thursday, May 8, 2014

System downtime update

The news has gone from bad to worse; it looks like uppsala, the big POWER6 that powers Floodgap, actually blew its mainboard and unfortunately the RAID array might have gone with it. A new mainboard should arrive today or tomorrow and we'll try to assess the disk damage when I get it installed (total repair bill so far $1700). If we're lucky, it's just the write cache and there weren't critical sectors in it, and the filesystems will be sane or at least somewhat recoverable. If we're not, we're starting from scratch and I'll have to rebuild the server; most of the data is backed up, but it's going to take some time. Either way, stockholm's going to be staying on active duty for at least a couple days more. Thanks for your patience.


  1. Is uppsala really down? Or is your time with the ANS giving you STOCKHOLM syndrome?
    I kid.

  2. Ouch, $1700… Are you still opposed to taking donations?


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