Angelo DiNardi

Doin' shit on the web since 1995.

Server mishaps

23 December 2008

It seems like every time you just want to do some silly maintenance task you end up screwing something up royally well. A few weeks ago I accidentally fsck’d the running ext3 filesystem on this server, ignored the warning message it spit out, and killed the filesystem. That’s what I get for mistyping the /dev device and ignoring warnings. The problem with the fsck warning is that it was really easy to bypass. Given, that’s what I expect from a UNIX-ish system. 

There’s still plenty of things broken here and on the server as a whole. It’ll all be back eventually. Note to self: when the backup server fails, replace it sooner rather than never. :(