1:34 PM - Site Update: SERVER CRASH on 4/11
A few days ago, this server experienced some kind of failure. The hosting company says it was due to a power outage in their colocation facility in Atlanta. Whatever the cause, they lost the primary hard drive, AND the backup hard drive, for a number of accounts I host here. (I have over 100 accounts here, with a dozen or so being sites I directly maintain; the rest are clients.) Only a small number of sites were lost, but they were all BIG sites like DisneyFans.com (over 29,000 photos), AtTheFaire.com (over 30,000 photos), and various other media sites. Basically, everything I had (photos, videos, podcasts) was lost, and I am having to regenerate galleries and upload. It took almost four days just to regenerate the photos from AtTheFaire.com!
I am now doing the same for DisneyFans, and my other sites. It's going to take awhile longer before things are back to normal, so hang in there. The end result will be the first complete and updated photo gallery I have had posted in years.
All scripts were lost, meaning all page counters are reset back to some values from 2002 (the last time I had offsite copies, when I moved everything to this server). That's a bummer, but life goes on.
More to come.