The hosting industry and hardware failure

A site i visit reported that one part of it does now not exist

a total loss of the entire MySQL device that also stores your account data due to a corrupted RAID array, that is caused by the failure of multiple hard disks in it.

So if you dont do backups your screwed.

It does not affect me but this ‘outsourcing’ leaves much to be desired (my blog).  Mind you i wonder what that says about using mysql.

by golly but...

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