Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Importance Of Backups

As you probably didn’t notice, given that I don’t think anyone reads my blog… my server has been having issues over the last several days. The saga started on Sunday evening, when I got a call from the server owner that it had locked up. It had done this before on rare occasion, and previously, had just required a quick reboot to get things back in order.

So, we trekked over to the data center, and I hooked up a monitor and keyboard, and rebooted the machine. I was watching the boot messages, when I saw this message:

RAID Array Status: DEGRADED

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