Saturday, January 19, 2008

RAID 5 failure at

Friday 18th January, 12:45 PM GMT

"This morning at about 6 AM GMT we had a catastrophic failure in the RAID array of our forums database server. Our RAID-5 array would have been able to withstand losing one disk but apparently two died at the same time. Either way the entire array was unusable. Our hosting provider has now replaced all disks and rebuilt the server and we have begun the process of reinstalling and restoring. Further updates as we have them."

So even a RAID-5 array can fail.

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