I fucking hate losing data

Even the most simple variety, such as the last two entries on this blog–the most recent was posted last night.

Early this morning the disk on our server’s hard drive decided to eat itself, and the hosting company we use didn’t have a proper RAID 1 set-up so there was no redundancy. There was a long downtime, and everything was restored from the last backup, which was from a number of days ago.

I am pissed off.

Yes, disk failures happen, but that’s why RAID was invented.

There is a chance we (and by this I mean Martin) can restore what we lost from the data retrieved from the crapped-out hard drive. But we shouldn’t have to resort to that kind of messing about.

Grumble.

I’m in a fucking rotten mood now, I have work to do, and I have to study for my exams tomorrow.

Technology is wonderful… until it lets you down.