justin Posted November 15, 2007 Report Share Posted November 15, 2007 Jude has posted a video on facebook and an update If you're on facebook just search for Head-Fi, go to groups, and then the larger Head-Fi one, and you'll see the video --- THE POST --- This is the datacenter I've been living in with a couple of my workmates for the last several days, working with vendors and technicians from all over (Seattle, Australia, Michigan, California and Germany) to try to get our primary networked attached storage (NAS) unit to give us our data back. Unfortunately, things are not going well so far, everyone. The recovery efforts that we've been guided through have so far proved fruitless, but we will continue to work on it until we've exhausted every option to get it back. I have been asked by many to put the site back up as soon as possible. I have to see the most recent usable backup I have that wasn't on the NAS (we backed up to the NAS regularly), and it may be old--like mid-to-late 2006 old. I know, this is potentially absolutely tragic, in terms of potential registration--and, even more importantly, *content*--loss. I feel a great responsibility for the content we as a community created, and hope and pray that we'll get it all back with our continued efforts. But, for now, there are Meets planned, sales taking place, and vendors who count on Head-Fi as a marketplace, and I'm afraid that, for the moment, I'm left with no other choice but to put the site back up--in the form I currently can--while we continue with the data recovery efforts. It is something I haven't even wanted to consider, but, the longer this takes, the more I have to consider it. Again, the data recovery efforts continue, and, if we're successful (which we're still doing all we can to be), we will be able to get that all back. But without access to my regular backup directories, I have to use the best, most recent backup I can find away from that NAS, and we're looking at those choices now--none look anything close to ideal so far. If we do end up putting up an old version of Head-Fi.org up, here's to hoping that we're going back to the good old days only temporarily. Though this message and the video might seem light, one close look at our faces (which, to your good fortune, I've kept from you) would tell you that I am dying inside at the thought of the possibility of losing any of the content that we as a community created together. We're trying our best--we really are. And I know if we end up losing any of that data, there'll be a good number of you who'll be very upset about it, and understandably so. I've never taken the care of that content lightly, and I trusted that NAS (which is still quite new, and was configured for a high level of data safety) to hold our data soundly and safely, especially as we were in the midst of a transition to a nice clustering configuration for Head-Fi.org that we had bounced in and out of as we worked on it (you probably wouldn't have noticed when these changes came and went). Again, I'm hoping to goodness we can get all of our data back. It hasn't just affected this, my favorite hobby site, but also my businesses that had a lot of large, important databases housed on that NAS. I'm not exactly sure when we'll put what backup we have handy up, because we're just *swamped* right now. But we'll try to get that up in the next day or two, given how things have gone so far. Sincerely, Jude So if they don't get this fixed, we'll be back sometime in 2006. Well I'm pretty fucked, who else? Fucked as in probably half or more of those on the Pico pre-order list weren't members in 2006, and I have $40k of parts sitting here. Oops! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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