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Teemu Mannermaa
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Message 7638 - Posted: 3 May 2017, 13:41:41 UTC

Main project server failed about 36h ago due to I/O errors because of bad sectors on it's hard disk. I've migrated the data to the secondary disk and the project services are now recovering. There might be few tasks affected (will be shown as download errors) as some generated data files were not recoverable.

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Message 7639 - Posted: 3 May 2017, 21:27:04 UTC - in response to Message 7638.

IMO server should be running on a RAID.

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Message 7640 - Posted: 4 May 2017, 1:38:04 UTC

what?? The main server without a RAID? Are you kidding me?

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Message 7653 - Posted: 14 May 2017, 20:32:42 UTC

Look, it's a bit of a rookie mistake not to use at least RAID-1 or RAID-5 on a server. RAID-6 would be better if possible. As far as recovery goes, try using ddrescue if possible. It works pretty well and has an awesome recovery rate. And, for Pete's sake, use a Raid array. You have too much going on not to.

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Message 7663 - Posted: 22 May 2017, 14:06:27 UTC

What kind of server he have? An old pentium 4 era server with only one hard disk ?

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