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mirror & wiki server temporarily down

The host machine which is running the virtual machine “” and “” has malfunctioned.

According to the story told by that server’s owner, the power cord got loose during the re-build of the RAID array after the guy replaced a failing hard drive.

After a power-on the RAID volume refused to mount…

It looks like the host server may be up and running at the end of the day, if the owner manages to recover from the partition corruption. In that case, my mirror server and the Slackware Documentatoin Project’s Wiki may be online a little later, provided that I can access the server and start the Virtual Machine.

In the worst case, the server will not be able to recover and I have to find a location where I can restore my daily backup of the Wiki content. It’s just bad co-incidence that I will travel to India tomorrow early morning. I have no idea how fast I would be able to arrange for a new host, fix the DNS entries, setup apache and start the Wiki… for the hostname I need to involve Pat.

More news later.


Update Fri Nov 23 18:55:29 UTC 2012 –

The server is back up! The server admin fixed it, no data was lost.


  1. Mike Langdon (mlangdn)

    Daggone the bad luck…It will be fixed soon enough.

  2. Virendra

    Welcome in India !

  3. Bob Zowaki

    Have a good trip to India, you deserve a break after all the hard work contributing to Slackware.

  4. Niki Kovacs


  5. alienbob

    Wll, I do not consider this a break from the hard work… in fact this is a business trip with high expectations from the management about the result of my work there. Stress levels have been quite high today.


  6. ein

    Eric, I you need backup server write to me, I’d like to help. (-;

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