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  1. #40
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    he probably means a more regular backup. the last company i worked for did daily backups (a municipal water company). 12 tapes. I forget the Gb amount. But a LOT.

    this site could probably use weekly backups to a source other than the drive holding it.

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    An entire SAN failed. There were a lot more than one drive which were corrupted. Yes, it should not have happened. In hindsight I could have taken back ups myself, but this was a one in a million type failure from what I have been lead to gather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
    An entire SAN failed. There were a lot more than one drive which were corrupted. Yes, it should not have happened. In hindsight I could have taken back ups myself, but this was a one in a million type failure from what I have been lead to gather.
    Now we're smarter! Never believe what the marketers tell you. It's ALL BS

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    I'm still an IT systems architect just looking into the HVAC trade for something more interesting to do. Our company spends more than $30k/mo with AWS so I know a lot about it, and it should work well for hosting hvac-talk on. But it sure is a LOT more complicated than a regular old dedicated server - hope Robb is having fun setting it all up!

    I know that "RAID is not a backup!", but at least AWS EBS has a much higher durability than standard disks, and is automatically replicated between regions as well. EBS snapshots are stored in S3, which has a guaranteed durability of 99.999999999%!

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    The replication is the better thing to have. It's basically a real-time backup.

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    Yeesh. I guess my account and all my posts were among those to go byebye.

    S*** Happens, glad the site is back up. I've learned so much from these forums!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsoroudi View Post
    Yeesh. I guess my account and all my posts were among those to go byebye.

    S*** Happens, glad the site is back up. I've learned so much from these forums!!!
    Glad to see you back.

    We did a blast email to all of the accounts we thought were lost. Did you get that email from us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    Glad to see you back.

    We did a blast email to all of the accounts we thought were lost. Did you get that email from us?
    Yes. Thats how I learned of the failure. It sucks big time. I had a thread in the AOP forum specific to Lennox zoning systems that was really helpful and detailed. I may try to recreate it when I have some time just for knowledge of others in the future.

    We had a failure of our hard drives at work 2 years ago. We had backups done DAILY that no one ever knew were corrupt. We ended up losing about 3-4 months of data/email etc. Was a nightmare. So I know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    8729 Threads
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    And I'm one of them...
    All of my posts (around 60) & threads are deleted... Recreated the account yesterday..
    It was really shocking to me... I checked my posted threads yesterday, and suddenly all of them became invisible. I tried to log in but failed. I thought that I'm banned without any notification. So I tried to recreate my account the same email and username and succeeded. then I checked the email I got today. It's sad to know about the issue.
    But... it's okay.. uncertainty happens..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
    If no backup were in place, you would have no HVAC-Talk to come back to and complain on.
    Robb M.,
    Damn nice Mic Drop !!!!!! Perfect timing I might add.

    I'm sorry we lost data but very glad HVAC-Talk is back up and running.

    Again, thanks to all the folks behind the scenes that brought everything back !!
    If sense were so common everyone would have it !
    Stupid should Hurt !
    If people took care of their cars like they do their HVAC Systems you'd see a lot more people walking
    !

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    Glad to be back.

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    I guess this explains where my [not so] old account went.

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    Amazing how much data can be lost in a blink.

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