|Worldisround Homepage The Worldisround Blog Photos Being Recovered|
Yesterday I relocated all of the photo servers from a datacenter in Fremont, California to a new datacenter in San Jose. Unfortunately one of the big (2 terabyte) storage arrays died somewhere along the way.
All Worldisround photos are backed up so no data should have been lost. Most photos are still viewable, and new articles and uploads are not effected.
Ordering replacement hardware is my #1 priority. Installation and setup could take an additional day of work (a lot of that waiting for the array to 'do it’s thing'.) I am hoping to have Worldisround completely back to normal by Friday.
Some of the older photos on the site are not visible right now. (I.e. they are backed up, but not ‘live’.) My #2 priority is to make these photos viewable again.
The new hardware has arrived and will be installed today. Recovery of photo data from backups is underway (this takes a LONG time).
The recovery of old photos is still underway (all that image processing takes days to execute.) Unfortunately I have confirmed that a large number of recent photos were permanently lost in the incident. If you have photos missing that were uploaded in the last couple weeks but have disappeared, they are probably lost. This pains me a great deal, and I am trying to figure out how to accommodate the effected authors.
(And yes, you can safely upload new photos.)
The recover of old photos finished a while ago, so if your photos are still missing they have been permanently lost. Sorry :(