August 22, 2005
Quasimondo's Back Up

As some of you might have noticed all my sites where down for the last three weeks. I want to thank everyone who contacted me (or at least tried to) in order to find out if I'm alright - fortunately there was no problem with me - only my server had a serious one:

After more than two years of smooth running it decided to take a permanent nap right on the evening before I started into my holidays. After several failed attempts to reanimate it the support person told me that the only way to get it running again was to reinitialize the whole machine - which means that all data gets overwritten. And as there is more to my server than just the websites I had to download all important things. And even with DSL this took almost all night. So in the morning all I could do was to press the red "reinitialize" button and install some emergency mail accounts - there was no time to setup all my domains or reupload the websites as my train was due to leave.

So right now I'm trying to make everything work again - which is a hell of a work as the internal structure of my server is now very different from it was before and lots of tweaks or libraries that I had installed over the course of the last two years are now gone. So if you find anything that does not work as it should feel free to tell me.

Posted at August 22, 2005 05:53 PM | Further reading

Sorry to hear that!! Hope you get everything running again.


Posted by: marc on August 22, 2005 06:05 PM

Yikes, that's not a good story...

Good luck with getting everything back up.

Posted by: P.J. Onori on August 22, 2005 06:18 PM

Great to see mario is back!

Posted by: Matthias Kannengiesser on August 24, 2005 10:15 AM

Good to see the database hasn't dropped.
Or did you have to do some hardcor_e forensics to put it back online? :)


Posted by: Florian Krüsch on August 24, 2005 11:53 AM

It's alive!!! :-) ..damn cool

Posted by: Chief on August 24, 2005 12:17 PM

Glad everything is ok. I refused to remove your listing from my blog category and just knew it would work out.

Love this blog!

Posted by: Chris Seahorn on September 6, 2005 06:59 AM
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