accident report on a disk crash

Date:         10 Feb 2000 05:03:12 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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Sometime during the latter half of 15 January, my mail/news server began
suffering major disk problems.  It took a while to patch things back
together enough to restore limited mail service, but the real fix was to
completely upgrade the entire machine, both hardware and software.  (The
software was getting a bit creaky anyway, and had some minor Y2K bugs.)
Setting up the new machine and all of the services it needed took a
while, and then the scripts used to moderate sci.aeronautics.airliners
required some modifications to work with software that had six years of
improvements.  We're finally back on the air, or should be so long as
this batch of articles goes out successfully.  It'll take a bit to work
down the backlog of articles, however.

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