So the server broke down again, big surprise eh?
This time it went offline sometime early Monday morning. I turned it back on when I got up but the network services didn’t start up properly. Not that it mattered much though, when I got home the machine was off again.
I had a look at the server and it booted fine and worked for a while until it started to spew screen-full after screen-full of low level disk access errors. I was worried that it was the hard drive (naturally the one containing all the backups) that was broken but it seems like it might have just been the Serial-ATA cable that mysteriously broke itself between Sunday and Monday.
With another cable I managed to copy the data off the drive and move it to my new server solution. A VPS! Last week I ordered a VPS from GleSYS. I’ve had a few VPS:es before and I like the total control you get with one. It’s basically like having a server at home except that I don’t have to worry about the hardware breaking! Something I’m more than willing to pay for after all the problems the last few weeks!
Please let me know if something got broken during the move!