All posts for the month May, 2018

So it’s been a long week for me slaving away at night to get everything back to the way it was. And a long 3 day weekend to pound away at it. But the system is back to 99%.

We had two major losses in this battle. First it was the Door games, I did not have a backup plan for that VM so all progress in those games were lost. But it back up and running.

Second lost was keys. All users lost their key ring, mainly effects the stock players. If they had earned sys goes that key was wiped. So if your still missing your key holler at me and I can get them back on your account.

Where we sit at this point? Well the VM host is running the OS off a 5400rpm laptop drive, so it’s a tad sluggish. But I have all the VM’s on the raid6 array so speeds should be good. So in a few weeks I will pick up a new drive for the server’s OS and will have a few hour downtime while I re-build the OS. But got to find the cash first, the 6 2Tb drives drained my spending founds for a bit.

So today while setting up the new raid for the VM server the main drive which was boot and where all the VM where kept, died while trying to boot the system up. Semi-fortunately I had taking a backup of users and all the mud data to my drive locally. So all the mud info is in tack! Which really blows cause this week was to test and start to move things to that new raid 6 drives, and next weekend move the board. But no the fucking drive couldn’t last another week! So now it’s in the freezer waiting for me to grab an external enclosure tomorrow and try to see if I can pull anything from it. I hope so sounds like the read head died.

But lost the core OS, so while I hosted the server on my host I install ubuntu real fast on a spare 5400 rpm drive(ouch) and got a vm built and running WG and mud. So Mud is back to running, but no dma server so no door games, all that info is lost so all those games will have be reset. Cross your fingers and hope the tech gods smile upon me tomorrow when I try to see if I can get it to spin up.

If I can’t get any of the data I have a lot of backend to rebuild. Scary part right now I have no nightly backups right now. Cross your fingers the board runs smooth and no major issues tonight.

Drive went boom, lost everything. Board is backup after a mad dash all day.

During some maintenance work on the VM server I have lost the main drive and VM’s!

Good news is I did run a backup of the game data and pulled to my local drive.

Bad news is I have to build up a temp system on my machine, so the board might be a little laggy till I can rebuild the main system. Give me 30 min and I will have it up on a temp home so I can rebuild everything.


So Bear’s BBS is about 87.341% back to normal. I have a new VM built on the server, I got the board back to pretty much the correct state.

For stock users if your missing sys go’s please let me know.