#51 25.03.2013 13:33:43

ifaesfu
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Re: Server Down?

Same here

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#52 25.03.2013 13:50:56

ifaesfu
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Re: Server Down?

oh, I didn't see elpollodiablo's message. Won't the hard disk be a seagate? I have the same problem with the BIOS caused by "sudden death" of the disk

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#53 25.03.2013 14:52:45

elpollodiablo
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Why yes, it is a seagate, how did you know wink

I hope it recovers. I have several thousand loc for two projects on it that I didn't check in to git because of rewriting stuff ... and data rescue for this kind of calamity (changing the on-disk controller and re-programming it) is in the 700-1000EUR class.

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#54 25.03.2013 15:21:35

ifaesfu
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I have to send my hard disk to Holland to try to flash the firmware. Fortunately, the guarantee expires in September 2013 (5 years), so they take care of expenses.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seagate_Ba … da_7200.11

Last edited by ifaesfu (25.03.2013 15:24:11)

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#55 25.03.2013 15:39:30

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Re: Server Down?

Last save is from right after TC. Did anybody need to make some TC moves? If so then I could restore a save from, say, 6 hours after previous TC.

All saves are backed up on my home NAS (it's 191GB now from LT31 alone big_smile)

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#56 25.03.2013 15:43:15

elpollodiablo
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Ok, so remote hands says the disk is dead. I believe it could spin up again if the stars are aligned correctly, but it will take me at least a week to try that. And if it doesn't spin up with my magic hand waving, I will perhaps send it to a friendly forensics company that will most probably be able to restore the data - however, this will not before three weeks time, if at all (depends on how much of my code I haven't backed up/checked in and whether the hefty fee for professional data recovery is warranted).

Now I hope that akfaew has a recent savegame offsite, if this is so, we should be back up soon.

edit: I missed akfaews reply, that's pretty awesome that we have a recent backup! we should be able to make this happen shortly.

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#57 25.03.2013 16:08:43

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That was fast, we have a new server! The bottleneck now is me copying the required files with my crappy internet connection. I'd say 6 hours and we're back.

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#58 25.03.2013 16:34:51

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ifaesfu: under warranty, they usually just replace the disk and the data on your broken one is lost. That's the thing. And the guys who can rescue the data let you reward them handsomely (they also have to feature extreme know how, a clean room, a huge reserve of disk controllers/magnets/jtag/flash programming tools/reflow soldering workstation/...)

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#59 25.03.2013 20:08:42

ifaesfu
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Re: Server Down?

elpollodiablo wrote:

ifaesfu: under warranty, they usually just replace the disk and the data on your broken one is lost. That's the thing. And the guys who can rescue the data let you reward them handsomely (they also have to feature extreme know how, a clean room, a huge reserve of disk controllers/magnets/jtag/flash programming tools/reflow soldering workstation/...)

I asked them for a "revival" of the firmware and it seems they have accepted because of this firmware bug. It seems they "only" have to flash the firmware.

Last edited by ifaesfu (25.03.2013 20:29:26)

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#60 25.03.2013 21:05:33

Joris
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Same here.

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#61 25.03.2013 23:25:31

akfaew
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Re: Server Down?

Server is back up again. I restored to just after TC.

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#62 26.03.2013 04:11:09

mrsynical
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akfaew wrote:

Server is back up again. I restored to just after TC.

That was relatively quick. Well done!

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#63 26.03.2013 11:34:34

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Kudos to akfaew, who maintained a thorough and current offsite backup. After firing up a new instance, it only took him the time it takes to upload the backup.

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