So my host had a rather catastrophic disk failure on Wednesday. After much thrashing around, they’ve restored us using an old file backup. The databases are fine (otherwise you wouldn’t be seeing this), but files and email were restored from May 15. They might be able to recover the rest, but they might not.
For this site, that means not much lost — some of our trip photos, and the Utilikilt one, but I can restore those when I get some spare time.
More troubling is the fact that if you’ve emailed me since May 15, I no longer have a copy. (Update: lost mail recovered.) And if it was in the last 48 hours, I didn’t see it at all. (Update: this mail still lost.)
Most of the other sites I host are fine. The less-used ones hadn’t been touched since before the backup, and are fine apart from some possibly lost email.
Seekrit Project #1… well, this is a setback.
My online writing group is inexplicably dead in the water, even though it should be running with just the recent file attachments missing. That one gets priority.
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