That monkey on my back
The monkey on my back, back, back
Gonna change my ways tonight
Nobody’s fault but mine
I will get that gun tonight
No-no-no-no-nobody’s fault but mine
–Led Zeppelin, ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’
8:51 pm: UGH. Diaryland has been down for several hours. Two out of three drives in the RAID array on the main web server died for some reason, so we have had to put up a new server and copy the site over there. No entries are lost, we have backups of those and the database servers are fine. The main problem is just that we now have to regenerate all the diaries from backups on the new server, which unfortunately will take a long time, overnight at least, because there are so, so many. The order they are regenerated will be all the gold diaries first, and then by the time the diary was last updated.
I can’t believe this has happened on the new server after the exact same thing happened 2 months ago on the old server and we moved the site to this one, it’s absolutely unreal. This whole day has been a total nightmare for me, it’s so stressful and depressing to have to go through this whole ordeal all over again.
- andrew @ diaryland
This is why I self-host. When my server goes out, I have only myself to blame. When I corrupt a database, as I did a couple weeks back, I get to go hack around and fix it. Nobody’s Fault but Mine.
Speaking of self-hosting, check out Doxy’s new home-away-from-home, Phone Slut Blog. She’s still maintaining her old Phone Slut Diary but this new one should see more frequent updates. As with everything Doxy does, this is well worth a read.
And now I’m off to see a my friend Tricia to talk about a most painful tattoo. But later when I complain, remind me — Nobody’s Fault but Mine.