We had a thunderstorm this evening. A real corker. The lights flickered and (well you just know what’s coming don’t you?) and the computers blipped for a few seconds.
But in that few seconds, my server went down. It rebooted, but lost one of the three HDDs in there. And it just happened to be the one that was home to all the websites we host, the email for those websites, the MySQL databases…… You’re getting the picture aren’t you?
Other half is busy trying desperately to rescue the situation but as I write now (and I am sure he will update later), my weblog and the Gallery are lost, I have no email and it all seems pretty hopeless.
As a result of this evening’s debacle, we agreed that we would host everything somewhere else commercially rather than our living room from now on. Other half is sorting this out too (he’s a busy little bee right now). I don’t want a repeat episode again, whether it be an act of God or man.