It was a bad day. A lot of bad stuff happened. And I'd love to forget it all. But I don't. Not ever. Because this is what I do. Every time, every day, every second, this: On five, we're bringing down the government.

Friday, July 03

Rant

Bum

And a network configuration goof which took us offline again.  I thought we'd had another crash, but no, it was just that the IP addresses for the virtual machines come unbound if you restart the network stack without rebooting.

Eesh.

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Rant

And I've Got WTFF News

Akane, the new super-server that hosts everything mu.nu and mee.nu in over a dozen virtual machine, just died for no apparent reason.

Yeah, we're back.  Because I was already awake at 4:30AM because I'd been up all night fixing other problems.

Had to do an index repair on the main posts table; other than that we seem to be okay.

Update: Guess what the cause of the crash was?  Go on, guess!  You'll never guess!

Oh, you guessed. sad

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Update: It gets better.  Apparently I need to back up all my data, rebuild the array, and restore everything again.  Why the hell do I have a RAID controller in the first place?

Update: Okay, I think I've got it.  The system locked up and crashed, apaprently due to a bad disk.  Now it has inconsistent data between the data drives and the parity drive for some part of the secondary volume.  That may or may not be a serious problem, and there's no way to tell unless you run the fix process.  The fix process may involve completely wiping and rebuilding the array.

So no matter what, I need a complete copy of everything on another server.  Which is not a bad thing to have anyway, but it is sixteen million files.

Update: 700,000 down, 15.3 million to go.  I have to back up sixteen complete virtual machines, plus the backup directory, plus the mee.nu filestore.

Update: 2,700,000 done.  There are 5.7 million files across the virtual machines, and another 9.7 million in the backup volume.  But the backup volume doesn't *have* to be backed up, because it's a backup.

So, halfway.

I'll schedule the RAID repair for this weekend, so that if it does end up taking us out, I have the maximum time to fix things.

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