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Just Had a Crappy Day. Real Darn Crap.

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I'm livid and pissed right now. I have two sites (one personal and one business) and both have been going through a lot of changes the past month and I JUST FINALLY got everything to where I want it to be just Monday. What happens? I go on this morning to find out both of them are offline, along with the control panels, and along with the host's website. I open a ticket and find out 3 hours later that their SAN (Storage Area Network) lost its links to iSCSI. Anyways, I assured that everything will be fine "soon" and measures would be taken to prevent such a thing from happening. Well, both sites are back up except they seem to have been restored with a database image from over a month ago. Not only that, I only find out now that my weekly database backups have NOT been working for the past month.

So now I truly hate my weekends. Not only will I now be spending most of my weekend redoing both these sites, but trying to explain to my users why everything went kaput.

So (bleeping) pissed off right now. Makes my excitement about possibly playing BF3 a bit this weekend and the fact I finally clicked on my Database Programming course just go away. Great, just great. Nothing seems to go right in my life the past few months.

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  1. Cheburash's Avatar
    That's a whole lot of bull, man. Were the database backups hosted by the provider, too?
  2. Acreo Aeneas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by "Cheburash
    That's a whole lot of bull, man. Were the database backups hosted by the provider, too?
    Yes and no. The provider's servers hosts day-to-day backups of the database and server files. They also use R1Soft to perform daily remote backups (that obviously happen at the end of a day).

    Update

    Well, it seems the entire problem was far worse than I originally stated (or rather could have been). As I found out later the next day, backups were taken (both day-to-day locally stored and R1Soft remote backups). The problem was that the SAN failed during an expansion and thus it messed up the server my two sites were hosted on (along with a couple hundred other sites). It was touch-and-go for another day or two since the database backups stopped working 2 weeks back and the host never suspected it failed or had problems. So even though there were backed up files that were only 2 days old, the database files were over 2 weeks old.

    Long story short, the host worked the the datacenter and managed (thank the computer gods) to recover all the files from before the SAN failed. So both my sites are now backup even though they are about 2 days out of date. Just spent the last two days updating them to make sure they were both running without problems.

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