New server

“If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for you”

So true! After almost ten years of continuous functioning, one of the hard drives failed and I was left with an unbootable server. Last time I checked it had more than five years uptime. I managed to backup, last minute, things that I should have backed up periodically, and I got a new server, also from Hetzner (whom I warmly recommend, without having any affiliation to them, other than the fact that they are my favorite host for the past 10 years or so).

Sysadmin work sucks. I only do it when the hard drive fails :) so that's about once every 10 years. Still, I was able to put back together my DNS server pretty quickly; also this website, because it's written in Common Lisp. 10 years old software, unchanged, compiled by bleeding edge SBCL running on bleeding edge Arch Linux; now that's stability.

Until the dust settles, comments will be disabled (missing a SMTP server for now). Permanent victims are my old Perl-based websites, including my old blog; I won't bother to get them back up, but there's the Internet Archive if you miss anything.

There'll be a new blog post soon, about Sudoku. I'm not dead yet. :)

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New server

  • Published: 2021-05-09
  • Modified: 2021-05-09 16:46
  • By: Mishoo
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