What happened to our terabyte of data?
Our test data and windows shares?
The stuff that was too big to migrate to iSCSI, but I was going to do that today anyway?
Why, it's all gone! The Micronet Platinum RAID box (an external box with 5 IDE drives, a RAID controller, and no other purpose in life) reports no RAID container. It claims the disks are new! Blank! No data! Yet somewhere there is over a terabyte's worth of raid5! But what's there now?!?!?!?
1.2 terabytes of....NOTHING!
RAID5 = NOTHING!
Event log reports scsi parity errors out the wazoo beforehand. Then poof. My job this weekend was: carry that data to our new server, then copy to the iSCSI array. It takes 4+ days to copy this data (and apply NTFS permissions). But I had a plan.
Of course, that plan requires.....DATA!
So, I'm into the whiskmey! My coworker had a 1.75l bottle of bushnmills, so I'm drinking that, trying to get my "No Tape Device Available" tape fdrive up and running, so that I can restore a failed full backup from 11/2 onto a brandy-new set of disks.
On Monday, I will retire when we reveal that we have ;lost X data, X being the most iomportant shit in the world.
ITD (In This Diary): drunken blixco, data restores, commentary all in real time!
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