Friday, June 24, 2005

More on "No Time"

Well, more of the same... I was forging ahead on emailing my SQL backup reports when, at 13:30 today, our customer service system stopped responding. I hear someone comlain, "hey, I can't log in!" This was followed by my manager saying, "hmm... did someone change /etc/profile? ... Oh, /lbin/copyex is not responding." A few seconds later, I discovered that the entire /lbin filesystem was just plain gone.

Three hours later, I think we've figured out what happened... two disks in our three-disk RAID5 array died within a minute of each other. In terms of probability, that's a fairly unlikely scenario.

(For the unitiated, non-UNIX / non-Apple user... that's bad. It's like setting up a backup for your hard disk drive, and having the hard disk and the backup go bad at the same time.)

It'll be a long weekend for somebody... And I was planning on blogging an insight I read in Mark 9. And, I have been so busy I haven't even been able to keep up with my friends. Maybe next week...

Update: it is 17:30... and our server is back up and running. Maybe I'll have a nice weekend afterall.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't really understand any of Paragraph One but thanks for the update! ;o)