Monday, June 23, 2008

SAN Nightmare, Part 5

Note: This is part 5 of an 8 part series. Read them in order, it'll make more sense. Part 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Part 5: Relative Stability

Thursday, May 29

A pre-planned trip to Sacramento couldn't have come at a better time. I thought I was going to be unable to go, but as it turns out, things are pretty stable for the two days before I leave. For the most part, they remain that way while I am gone. I think there was one instance where the server had to be rebooted.

Over the course of the weekend, Apple continues to work on finding a way to recover files from the original "san1" volume that crashed. They're still convinced there may be hope of recovering those files... which would go a long way toward making people not hate me so much. My understanding is that there was a fair amount of priceless research that was lost from that one week gap in the backups.

Thursday, June 5

Much of the early portion of the week is consumed by maintenance requests: finding specific files and folders that didn't restore properly, fixing file permission issues, etc. Just before noon, Apple declares our san1 volume to be officially unrecoverable. At this point, we are free to re-format the disks and start moving data back to them. We opt to use the space to do a little additional testing, first.

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