News Item: Hardware Failure. July 20 2014
(Category: Shard News)
Posted by Xavier
Sunday 20 July 2014 - 16:58:32

One of the hard drives in the shard server has failed and needs to be replaced. This will probably take an hour or so once the process is started. There is no reason to shut down the shard, or worry about data or anything of the sort. We maintain the usual recent backups of the shard data, plus 2 daily complete backups 2 time a day of the entire shard at a remote locations, as well as raid mirroring.

The drive that failed is one of the two mirrors of the same data, meaning: it will not cause any data loss. The raid array has done its job, and we still have all data and a completely functional server despite the failed drive.

But, we need to get this repaired as soon as possible. Once we contact the data center, it could be done at any time.

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