File Sharing Service Outage
link.altservice.com crashed after a kernel upgrade. Checked the web application data storage drive using SMART, to find read issues. Data was migrated to the 3rd hard drive with rsync, however due to the nature of the error there were many read errors.
On February 28th, 2013, link.altservice.com crashed after an upgrade of the Linux kernel. This caused an error at boot time, hanging at the Splash screen with "Configuring Network Interfaces", yet the machine would not fully boot. The server did have a backup strategy in place, refer to #85, so web application files and databases were preserved; however the mail storage has not been fully restored yet. Also the OS installation was set up on a single partition, so I was unable to do an in-place re-installation, this has been set up in the new incarnation. For more details on the new server build, refer to #80 .