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Re: [Axiom-developer] problems with accessing

From: Antoine Hersen
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] problems with accessing
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 11:51:00 -0800


I went trying to set up aldor/axiom and found out that MathAction is
down( anybody know how ?)

That does not look good if we can not recover the data.

I can not provide funding but I can provide cron backup if desired.

I know I delete most of them but we get notification of page update on
the mailing list so maybe we will be able to reconstruct everything ?

Good luck,
Antoine Hersen

On 3/31/06, Bob McElrath <address@hidden> wrote:
> As you know I wrote a script and cron job to backup mathaction's zodb
> some months ago.  However, it seems to not be working.  (aargh!)
> The most recent backup I have is from 11/27.  :(
> Bill Page address@hidden wrote:
> > Here is short update on the status of the
> > server.
> >
> > I just talked to Tim Daly by telephone. Note: Tim's email is
> > also inaccessible because it is hosted at the same server.
> > Apparently RoseHosting called him to explain that there had
> > been a RAID controller failure on this server. It will take
> > 2 or 3 hours to get the system operational again. Although in
> > principle a RAID configuration should be fairly fault tolerant,
> > RoseHosting was not able to re-assure Tim that they would be
> > able to restore the full contents of the virtual disk on which
> > the Axiom Wiki and Axiom Portal reside. At this point we can
> > only wait and see if it comes back or not.
> >
> > Now the bad news: As many of you are aware, we do not have
> > current backups or a full mirror of the Axiom web site
> > although there are some older copies of the Zope database that
> > have been copied to other sites. If RoseHosting cannot restore
> > the virtual disk to the state it was in when the hardware failed
> > we will likely be in a position of having to piece the content
> > together again from incomplete sources.
> >
> > This is a consequence of both inadequate resources and minimal
> > funding. (Tim has personally paid for the entire cost for the
> > site for the last 2 1/2 years.) So, this
> > problem brings up the question again about how to best to support
> > this sort of service for Axiom. If we (collectively) are convinced
> > that this sort of web site is important for Axiom, I think we
> > need to make a plan to prevent this sort of problem in the future.
> >
> > The Axiom Wiki and Axiom Portal web sites were originally only an
> > experimental prototype that grew into a "production" system without
> > any proper planning. So this might also be an opportunity to plan
> > to re-implement the server in more up to date software and in a
> > properly documented fashion.
> >
> > I will let you know more as/when I hear it.
> >
> > Thank you for your patience and understanding. :)
> --
> Cheers,
> Bob McElrath [Univ. of California at Davis, Department of Physics]
>      "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell
>      people what they do not want to hear." -- George Orwell
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