Mar. 5th, 2017

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[staff profile] mark
Hi all,

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the Dreamhack server has suffered an unexpected, and fatal, hardware failure. The system is offline for now while we set up a new one.

Further unfortunately, at some point during the various acquisitions and migrations that it has gone through over the years, the automated backups stopped working and I never noticed. All data that was on the Dreamhack server has been lost and cannot be recovered. (We've asked the host -- they said there's nothing they can do.)

I'm really sorry to anybody who had work on the server and now doesn't anymore. This is really, definitely not what we want -- even if it is a development environment, we do want it to be reasonably dependable as far as relying on it not to lose things.

This week we're going to work on setting up a new one and we'll get everybody back up and running. Any code you've submitted as PRs or to your fork on Github will be retrievable, of course. We're happy to help with that when things are back up if you need a hand.

Again, I'm sorry for any patches or code you've lost through this.


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