Gribblog RAIDed

Some of you may have noticed a brief service interruption lasting about a day. I’d like to say it was due to overwhelming demand for the cute pictures and what not on our blog, but the problem was actually due to an imminent hard drive failure in the server’s RAID array. In theory this sort of thing needn’t result in any system downtime, but apparently the failing drive either couldn’t be hot swapped or the array repaired on the fly or both, so the server had to come down. Also somewhat apparent was that it took far longer for the array to repair and the server to reboot that one would expect (I don’t know the specifics of the array structure or size, so don’t ask). At any rate, they eventually got everything working again, and we don’t seem to have suffered any loss of data. Enjoy!

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