My server, lithe.uark.edu, went down due to a bit hard drive crash. I’ve been working on it for a few days now and have now managed to boot from the Red Hat 6.2 CD into “linux rescue” mode. But I haven’t made it very far past that (I’m still trying to figure out how to mount the crashed drive so I can fix it or move files off of it).
The really crappy part is, all of my stuff is on that drive, including most of my web design work. So, right now anyway, I’m a man without a homepage. I’m devoting all of next week to recovering what I can from that drive.
But since blogger keeps a copy of your blog on it’s server, I logged in and redirected it’s output to our other server, ubets.uark.edu (where, if I were smart, I’d have mirrored all of my design stuff). So at least I’m left this one amusement. And, if worse comes to worse, this will be the first page of my new site (redesigned from the ground up).
At this stage, I’m still relatively confident that I can get into that hard drive and grab most of my stuff. At least, that’s what I really hope will happen. I worked on it most of yesterday, but I have a more pressing project that I must finish today (and I need a break from crash recovery anyway–there’s only so much I can read at one time on that subject).
Some email just arrived. I’m going to check it out….