Well, another week, another hardware
problem. As previously noted
, something Bad
happened to my server that is colo
ed in New Westminster
. Due to a fortunate set of circumstances (I didn't carpool
, and I didn't take lunch
) I was able to leave work early. A lovely
drive in the pouring rain
out to the colo
, a bit of tinkering to see if it was maybe a cable
, or the controller
, and then packing the box into the trunk and driving it back home
. Sadly the noises that were coming out of the hard drive
(wiiiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzthunk wiiiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzthunk wiiiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzthunk
) told me it was not going to come back up any time soon.
Most things were backed up. I had to re-install the base OS (Debian Linux) and try to remember what was installed before, but it all got worked out eventually. The only thing I didn't back up was my /usr/lib/cgi-bin directory :( This directory didn't have much, but it did have the main search and view script from the free geek personals page I run (Peer2Peer Personals). The site is in enormous need of a facelift and redo, but I just haven't had time, and I think my perl-fu has gone (I've been a c hacker for a while now). Guess I don't have much choice now do I?
All in all, it could have been much worse... Still, not a nice way to spend the weekend.