|Data Loss and downtimes [message #59]
||Fri, 13 July 2012 02:29
Registered: July 2009
We have sent out emailers to those subscribed to our newsletter and also updated twitter. Some people we emailed personally.
Incident: We have two servers and a backup servers. The backup and the main server had data corruption which was causing preiodic downtimes. We thought we had resolved it but out of nowhere 2 out of 3 main disks failed which means data cannot be recovered at all.
The backups were already corrupted due to slow disk errors so the database could not be recovered but most of the files uploaded looked intact.
We had not had the chance to finish doing a fresh backup after fixing the issues.
We are now running from the backup server and the only working database and files that we were able to recover.
As one paying member describes it, it is "Ancient"
Please note the following:
1. All subscriptions are being cancelled. Recent ones refunded.
2. Your existing premium account will remain active forever.
Gonzb images will be free to use going forward.
It was a nice long run and I am keeping the systems online for the linked pictures that are still there.
Sorry for all the trouble to those who lost data.