We are informing you that our backup server will be taken offline to reformat as well redo how we handle backups. Please *DO NOT REINSTALL OR ATTEMPT TO RESTORE BACKUPS* as there will be no backups to restore from once this is done. If you wish to reinstall please be sure there is no data you wish to keep as this will be irreversable until the backup server is online and has had at least 24 hours to complete an initial backup run.
originally planned our the filesystem for our backup servers we were confident
that even at 250 million files, backups would process within a reasonable time
(read: less than 12 hours to process & cleanup old
Unfortunately, as of this email, our backups node has over 1.04
billion files within the filesystem. Cleanups are taking longer than the buffer
time between each backup run, meaning loads on the server are going to keep
compounding till it locks up.
While we could've used TAR archives, we
would need to have 4x+ the capacity we do now to keep backups, pushing costs to
the point of it being unrealistic to include them for free.
been in discussion with multiple hardware vendors to come up with a solid
platform to address this major issue. While the new setup will allow for faster
backup times as well as sub minute cleanup times, a complete wiping of all daily
backups is required to get a fresh start.
Once the formatting is
completed, we expect to have a fresh initial backup in place within 24 hours and
the stallion code adjustments completed to have us back on a 7 day backups
We're fairly certain we'll be able to keep all snapshots
currently in the system.
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BuyVM Las Vegas Maintenance: Backup server reformat at Tuesday, Apr. 15th 12:00AM GMT-7, Pada: 18.07