[freelists-users] Status of server outage

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 08:10:53 -0500

As many of you may have noticed from the front page, we've been having 
server troubles this afternoon.  The main server's hard disk crashed 
(badly), and a fair amount of data was lost.  

Backups are performed, but the last backup wasn't any good, so I had to go 
back to one done on 8/24, which leaves us with over a week of missing 
data.  I'm currently reconstructing what I can, and I'm taking steps to 
make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen again.  

I'll be adding the lists, one-by-one, back onto the server from email 
records stored on my workstation.  Any users that have subscribed since 
8/24 will have to be resubscribed/unsubscribed.  Any lists that have been 
added since 8/24 will have to start from scratch.  However, with the web 
interface (more on that in a minute), you can reconstruct your subscriber 
list from the email records of who was subscribed/unsubscribed.  

The web interface still isn't working, but will be up soon.  You'll have 
to login without a password to get an authorization string, as you did the 
first time you logged in.  Set your password then, and everything should 
be fine.

I'll be adding the lists back in this afternoon, and I'll post another 
message when everything is back to "normal."  

Sorry for the inconvenience, folks.  


# John Madden  weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA
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