As many of you noticed, we had a site crash today. From around 1300 until 2200 UTC (2021-05-20).
A HUGE thank you goes to mechanicjay who spent the whole time trying to get our ndb (cluster) working again. It's an uncommon configuration, which made recovery especially challenging... there's just not a lot of documentation about it on the web.
I reached out and got hold of The Mighty Buzzard on the phone. Then put him in touch with mechanicjay who got us back up and running using backups.
Unfortunately, we had to go way back until April 14 to get a working backup. (I don't know all the details, but it appears something went sideways on neon).
We're all wiped out right now. When we have rested and had a chance to discuss things, we'll post an update.
In the meantime, please join me in thanking mechanicjay and TMB for all they did to get us up and running again!
This is a follow-up to our site crash.
If you are just tuning in, SoylentNews experienced a database crash on 2021-05-20. We tried to restore from recent backups, but found they were corrupted and unusable. Thanks to heroic work by mechanicjay the site is back up and running!
Many thanks to mechanicjay for his 16-hour(!) day on Thursday to get us back up and then move us to a single back-end configuration. He didn't stop there, but has continued on gathering information and guiding work to get us to a more stable foundation. We'll keep you posted as to our progress.
Read on if interested... otherwise, another story will be along presently.