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    Phoronix: FreeDesktop.org GitLab Service Restored

    After battling Ceph storage issues and related problems for the past day after two solid-state drives failed, the FreeDesktop.org GitLab that is used for the centralized, coordination of the open-source Linux graphics driver development and other open-source software is back online...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ab-Back-Online

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    No matter the story, backups, backups, backups.

    And not just backups, verify they actually match what you've got, verify you can unpack and use them properly. A few days ago I accidentally zero'ed all the files in my home directory, almost fainted. Luckily I had a backup, though not very fresh but still better than nothing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by birdie View Post
      ..A few days ago I accidentally zero'ed all the files in my home directory, almost fainted. Luckily I had a backup, though not very fresh but still better than nothing.
      Happend to me as well month ago.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by birdie View Post
        No matter the story, backups, backups, backups.

        And not just backups, verify they actually match what you've got, verify you can unpack and use them properly. A few days ago I accidentally zero'ed all the files in my home directory, almost fainted. Luckily I had a backup, though not very fresh but still better than nothing.
        Random question, how? I dont want to make the same mistake! Personally every once in a while I mount my backups (done with Restic) to test that I can recover files.

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        • #5
          I've been running a small ceph cluster in the past and apparently multi-disk failures are not uncommon for these systems. Ceph tends to hammer storage pretty badly and care has to be taken to use server-grade equipment and - what is more important - use a mix of different vendors, as in such case you will in most cases experience only a single disk failure, which is easy to deal with.

          Ours was a budget one using consumer HDDs and most of them were failing after around 6 months of use.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KrissN View Post
            Ours was a budget one using consumer HDDs and most of them were failing after around 6 months of use.
            So, you got what you paid for?

            Seriously, Enterprise HDDs and SSDs do cost quite a bit more, but their design point is so much worth it at scale if only to reduce the operational expense of maintaining the service.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by zexelon View Post

              Random question, how? I dont want to make the same mistake! Personally every once in a while I mount my backups (done with Restic) to test that I can recover files.
              Playing with find, xargs and redirections. Thank God I only used my home directory for that and not the root directory. Only when I rebooted I realized all the files were lost. Sleep well and don't rile up. I've been in a state of major depression recently exacerbated by horrible loneliness and feats of anger (towards myself) - that can really make you type the things you don't actually mean.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by birdie View Post

                Playing with find, xargs and redirections. Thank God I only used my home directory for that and not the root directory. Only when I rebooted I realized all the files were lost. Sleep well and don't rile up. I've been in a state of major depression recently exacerbated by horrible loneliness and feats of anger (towards myself) - that can really make you type the things you don't actually mean.
                Thanks! It was a legit question... data is getting mor important than ever and woumd rather learn, than make my own mistakes!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by zexelon View Post

                  Thanks! It was a legit question... data is getting mor important than ever and woumd rather learn, than make my own mistakes!
                  I hope you made those mistakes intentionally

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by birdie View Post

                    I hope you made those mistakes intentionally
                    Nope! Thats what typing on a phone while trying to accomplish a grueling psych exercise gets you :P

                    I hate touch screens... and phone typing... should really stop doing that!

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