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The Website Is Down

On Friday evening we had a catastrophic failure of the web server that hosts TWiT Live, the TWiT Army Canteen, Leoville.com, and this site. The RAID 5 controller died, and when it did it marked all the disks unusable. Support personnel at Softlayer, our hosting company, weren't able to recover the disks, so they did the only thing they could do: replaced the controller and reinstalled the operating system. We're in the process of restoring all the sites. TWiT.tv Gordon Heydon, who maintains twit.tv for us has restored the site. He backed up the database last on September 6, so we'll have to recreate the subsequent entries by hand from feeds. That will take a day or so. No data has been lost. The podcasts and their RSS feeds are hosted elsewhere so they're not affected. TWiT Live We're back up and running thanks to Mape who rushed us a copy of his re-design. Thanks, Mape! TWiT Forums The database was backed up on September 4, but there's no backup of the software, so that's going to take some time. I'll reinstall as soon as I can. TWiT Army The database was backed up on September 4, but there's no backup of the software, so that's going to take some time. I'll reinstall as soon as I can.. I might wait until Evan ships Laconica 0.6 in the next few days. Leoville.com The posts and comments were fully backed up through Friday. I'm looking for a backup of the software and templates, and will restore these as soon as I find them. I truly apologize for having inadequate backups of TWiT Army and the Forums. I've purchased additional on-site storage at Softlayer and we'll be doing automated daily backups from now on. Please forgive me for not taking better care of your posts.