Blog Second Major Outage

The server where my blog is hosted suffered its second major outage yesterday. The first one happened 2 months ago when the harddisk busted after one month of operation. The cause of this outage is not identified yet. It could be due to the harddisk or the server itself.

My hosting company didn’t want to gamble on the same server anymore. A new server was bought to replace the old (3 months old) server. Below is the specification of the new server:

Intel Quad Core Xeon 5310
2G FB ECC RAM
320G HDD Western Digital (Say no to Seagate)

Do you notice the “Say no to Seagate” notice? I guess the previous harddisk was from Seagate.

Anyway, they have done a good job backing up the harddisk before replacing the old server. I didn’t lose any posts or comments. However, some comments that I replied were not restored. I guess I’ll just have to reply to the comments again. *deja vu*


4 thoughts on “Blog Second Major Outage

  1. mott says:

    Is it ok to ask…

    can u actually backup by saving all your files into your own PC/CD/Thumbdrive? instead of relying on the host’s servers?

    I’m just asking ah…..as u know..i have zero technical geekery skills…ah
    ;-)

  2. TenthOfMarch says:

    @Freethinker
    Yup, but everything is back to normal now.

    @mott
    Of course it is okay to ask :-) I am not an expert in this, but I’ll share with you what I know.

    There are two things you’ll need to backup — database and files. The database stores all your posts, comments, settings, etc. The files you need to back are the pictures, plugins, etc that you uploaded into your server.

    There’s a few ways to do this. One of the ways is to login to your cpanel account (http://mottisland.com/cpanel/) and click on the “backup” icon. You can easily download all the files in your server and database here. You can restore any of those by selecting a previous download and upload it into the server.

    @hanneng
    Yeah, I do it whenever I can remember. Normally it is a couple of times a week.

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