It's kind of sad that I'm writing this. After all, the story behind my last hard drive crash is still on the main page of my blog. But the hard drive that held my sever's OS died yesterday, bringing down the server itself (which will be referred to as
As for data loss, I lost nothing that isn't completely recoverable. I moved my home directories onto the RAID (something I am VERY glad I did) when I was building it 3 weeks ago. That means my 4 year collection of email (with a hole when Windows crashed my freshmen year) is safe and sound. I lost my DVD database, but I can recreate that given enough time to do so. And, if I can boot the system with that drive installed, I may even be able to recover that without having to recreate it. I'll have to reinstall all the programs I've been using on the server and reconfigure everything, but I've been complaing about having nothing to do anyways. Besides, I had been thinking about doing this to remove the cruft that existed on the machine anyways. This just forced my hand.