Website Downtime

Website Downtime

Robbert Haarman

2013-01-06

Posted by inglorion
at 2014-01-07 05:09:55

Some of you may have noticed that my website has been down for an extended amount of time (over a week). What happened is that, while I was on vacation, the solid-state drive attached to the machine serving the site broke. Not having access to the files on the SSD, the machine was unable to serve the website, and I only got around to fixing the problem after I returned home.

I replaced the broken SSD with a new one, got everything back up and running, and started a backup job. Unfortunately, while running that backup job, the new SSD broke. I'm now serving the site from a different machine while I wait for a new hard disk to attach to the original server. This machine may have slightly older versions of some files, so I will have to do some work to get things up to the latest state, but I will wait until I have the replacement disk.