WSO Server Restoration January 2007

289 bytes added, 13:39, January 3, 2007
What happened?
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.
 == Ursula's Current (or at least recent) Status == ''As of''1:00 PM Wednesday January 3 ''All services on Ursula (organizations'Another one of our machines, user pagesIrene, email, lists, mailman interface, password tools, etc.) are currently off is running from a copy of the backup as a temporary replacement for Ursula while we do some workon Ursula.''' All services are hopefully functioning "normally" from the backup (September 9th), but they may be slower than usual.''' -- 11:00 AM Wednesday January 3However''', users should ''not'' bother to update any info at this point. We will announce when it is best to do so.
== What was affected? ==