Database Server Restored — August 3, 2009
We've finally replaced the faulty hard drive on our database server this morning. The longer downtime was due to having to restore the entire database from an off-site backup which took most of the day to upload. We couldn't simply restore from the old hard drive as our ISP reported smoke coming out of it this morning...so it seems we restored just in time. Due to the sudden death of the old drive we did lose all content created over the past day (between 4am August 2nd and 9am on August 3rd). Short of breaking out the magnetometer, this data is gone forever.
Hopefully this will be the last major issue we see on any server in a while.