WSO Server Restoration January 2007

138 bytes added, 11:55, January 3, 2007
WSO's user and mail server experienced a severe crash on December 31, 2006. After installing a system security update, the server did not finish rebooting successfully. The server has been down or nonfunctional since then. Upon arriving on campus, we discovered that the software system designed to prevent data loss due to the physical failure of one of the machine's hard disks had been corrupted. After numerous troubleshooting attempts and support calls, we've concluded that it is unrecoverable and we are now restoring from a backup. Unfortunately, and contrary to what the WSO staff thought, our most recent full backup dates to September 9, 2006.
'''Web access (organizations, user pages, mailman interface, password tools, etc.) is currently down on Ursula while we do some work.'''
== What was affected? ==