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Discussion in 'General' started by VipersGratitude, 1 May 2009.

  1. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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  2. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    not strictly 'awesome'...

     
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  4. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    RAID is not a backup.

    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.
    RAID is not a backup.


    (Seriously though: they've got this fancy-pants server stacked with SSDs, multiple RAID cards and whatnot, yet couldn't be arsed to think of even the simplest of backup solutions? They're tech-savvy guys with a fun YT channel, absolutely, but this honestly comes across as quite amateur-ish.)
     
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  5. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  7. Freedom

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    I believe they've learned from their mistakes thats videos old
     
  8. Disequilibria

    Disequilibria Minimodder

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    Come on admit it how many times have you panicked thinking a rig wont turn on and the PSUs just not switched on :D
     
  9. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Well, more than a few times... :worried::p
    And on top of that I even run a little server without proper backup solution myself... but the difference is that their livelihoods, the working of their company, depends on theirs. You can see the sheer panic over potentially losing everything on that server. Hardware fails, and if you rely on it, you need to have a backup plan ready - a literal backup plan in this case.
    What makes it even more unfortunate is that they run a massive YouTube channel all about hardware and technology. I would get it if just some small company were to forget about a backup strategy, they don't know any better, but if anyone should've taken care of this stuff, it should've been these guys. They thought of RAID cards and UPSs, but forgot the most basic element of reliability: at least having a extra copy of your data somewhere.

    I can only hope they did learn their lesson so they never have to face such a crisis again (even if it all turns out fine).

    EDIT: Reading the comments it seems they moved or something and had yet to back everything up when this happened. Which at least makes this more understandable (though apparently the move already happened a while back and they still hadn't started the backup). I missed this in the video, but apparently they also used a very fragile combination of RAID 5 and Windows software RAID on top of it. Should hire a better data guy methinks.
     
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  10. Golden-1

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    they moved about 6 months ago, got bought out by Nvidia, and then had to replace a bunch of other (actually mission critical/workstation) hardware, and have been planning and speccing a big off line backup.. they've mentioned it in the petabyte array video's a bunch of times..

    they even said they were working on the backup solution, and were documenting it, WHEN the server went down.

    on the other hand, a motherboard failure taking out TWO raid cards, A raid extender card AND wiping the virtual definitions at the same time WAS pretty unlikely.

    on the other hand, how many petabyte+ backup solutions can you come up with? other than a bunch MORE platters?
     
  11. Freedom

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    Smart people do stupid things look at Trump or the Tories.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    NSFW NSFC.

    I actually laughed so hard I nearly did myself an injury.

     
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    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    WHY :waah:
     
  15. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Hey at least she's giving you a clue :D
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    In order to watch that I had to figure out how to bypass YouTube's age verification while in incognito mode, since there's no way in hell that I want YouTube thinking I have a fart fetish (this is apparently a thing).
     
  17. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Just had a Patreon email from Bad Obsession Motorsport regarding "Project Binky".

     
  18. Kalcifer

    Kalcifer If you want change, start with yourself.

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    Shiny scenery, followed by quicktime event, followed by one scripted shot (console), followed by quicktime event...repeat...

    Where's the gameplay? :(
     
  19. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Some BIG brass ones at the TT this year...

     
  20. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Can I blow my own trumpet in this thread? Screw it, I'm gonna do it anyway :D

     

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