Sunday, November 4, 2012

Unexpected maintenance 11/5/2012

Last month we moved our forum to a new server when the DDoS incident occured. We specifically ordered the server to be setup with a raid array. RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit.* This technology protects our files in case one of the drive fails preventing loss of data and gives us more time to change the failing drive. Unfortunately they did not setup the drives in raid and we only learn about this when the drive we are using failed tonight. After the drive failed our database immediately stopped working. We are now trying to recover the files onto a new drive. The retrieval process could take as long as 24hours. I know that is a very long time but we have no other option. Let's just hope that no important data is destroyed.

Thanks for your patience. :)

In the  meantime you can visit our facebook page if you want to chat with other PINOYDEN members.