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Message 1727042 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 18:30:31 UTC

The entire data center (where our servers are) had to be shut down. That crisis is now over and we're carefully bringing our servers back up. See details here.
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Message 1727055 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 19:05:13 UTC

Many thanks for the update Jeff, appreciated.
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Message 1727090 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 20:38:39 UTC - in response to Message 1727055.  

We're currently waiting for some RAID arrays to verify/rebuild.
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Message 1727094 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 20:53:10 UTC
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Thanks for the update, Jeff and Eric.
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Message 1727102 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 21:06:27 UTC

Thank you for the updates. The best news is that no one was injured. The machines will be back when they are good and ready.
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Message 1727114 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 21:42:27 UTC - in response to Message 1727102.  
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Here is a photo of the machine reportedly responsible.
https://imgur.com/DVWpLk6

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https://i.imgur.com/DVWpLk6.jpg
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Message 1727122 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 22:00:30 UTC

Do you know when we will be able to get jobs for seti@home
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Message 1727123 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 22:00:42 UTC - in response to Message 1727042.  

Thanks for the status report glad no one was hurt.
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Message 1727124 - Posted: 19 Sep 2015, 22:04:47 UTC - in response to Message 1727122.  
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Sorry changed picture
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Message 1727186 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 2:30:50 UTC - in response to Message 1727122.  

Do you know when we will be able to get jobs for seti@home

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Message 1727194 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 2:56:35 UTC - in response to Message 1727186.  

Work is available now, just not much, or very often.

If you've got further questions, I'd suggest the Number Crunching forum. This one is for project news.
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Message 1727257 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 5:54:20 UTC

I echo the sentiment that I'm glad nobody was hurt.

It would be nice to know that there is a backup of the database somewhere.
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Message 1727287 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 8:03:09 UTC

That is what Tuesday Mornings are for each week.
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Message 1727289 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 9:46:02 UTC
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Glad no one was hurt...equipment can be repaired/replaced. Time is relative. Patients is a virtue. I'm sure things will be back up and running shortly.
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Message 1727327 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 14:49:14 UTC - in response to Message 1727289.  

Good to see there's still some thoughtful people out there. Welcome David. :-)
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Message 1727355 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 16:55:30 UTC - in response to Message 1727289.  

exactly!!
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Message 1727419 - Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 23:40:36 UTC

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That is some insanity! Yes, good no one hurt in the fire.

Did they have an automatic CO2 system that put out the fire? I hope you get to the root cause and all....
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Message 1727496 - Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 9:17:13 UTC - in response to Message 1727114.  

Here is a photo of the machine reportedly responsible.
https://imgur.com/DVWpLk6

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https://i.imgur.com/DVWpLk6.jpg


Ouch!

And this, children, is why we make backups and snapshots frequently and regularly!

Glad to see it was just a server and didn't spread to people.

Whoever's server that is though, they must be a bit miffed!
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Message 1727607 - Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 18:21:53 UTC - in response to Message 1727496.  

Here is a photo of the machine reportedly responsible.
https://imgur.com/DVWpLk6

Full sized image,
https://i.imgur.com/DVWpLk6.jpg


Ouch!

And this, children, is why we make backups and snapshots frequently and regularly!

Glad to see it was just a server and didn't spread to people.

Whoever's server that is though, they must be a bit miffed!


WOW!! I love the smell of burning electronics in the morning!

Did we all over tax the server or was there an outside influence (Men in Black ;) .)

Yep Woodgie ! The 3 basic rules of computing:- Backup,Backup,BACKUP!
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Message 1728018 - Posted: 23 Sep 2015, 3:29:44 UTC - in response to Message 1727607.  

I used to make backups of a UNIX box called ONYX in 1981-1985. I made incremental backups on a tape unit of 10 MB while the system disk was 20 MB so I had to use two tapes and the Berkeley UNIX commands "dump" and "restore". Hards disk, then called "Winchester" broke very easily.
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