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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
Posts 10,074
Joined on 05-27-2004

Post #: 1
Post ID: 18696
Reply to: 18696
From GoodSoundClub, with apologies.
fiogf49gjkf0d

I have to inform you with regrets that due to presumable hacker attack to my site I lost data since October 6. So, the posts you made during last 3 week are unfortunately can’t not be recovered.

Well, I have to say that it was due to the hacker attack but in reality it was due to my stupidity. The site is running on 50/50 Meg, static IP, fiber optic line. The site uses 3 HP DL360 machines, web server, database server and DR backup server, all on Win2003 Enterprise Servers. Preserving the server I periodically remove the hot-swap drives in array 0; since the context of the site hardly changes I do it once a month . The database is backed up dally, it is SQL 2005. The database’s backup script off the server to two 3 destinations: a LEN located backup workstation, DR backup server and network drive storage.  In addition I have once a month scripted process that takes all important files off the server to a dev workstation. I have this configuration for years and I thought that I am on a save ground in term of disaster recovery.

4 days ago I shut down my server ( was time to replace UPS battery) and the server did not boot up, the Array Controller did not now even recognize the drives. The drive was not able to be booted at the DR machine. I was able to boot the machine from September drive with no problems. This kind of funny I figure and went for the database backup to bring the site up to date. With my horror I recognize that during the recent remodeling the network was disconnected and my database backups were not removed from the server. So, the very last database backup that I had was from Oct 6, when my script took “important” files of the server to my dev workstation. I know, I know, I can tell you many stories like this but it is what it is.

I took the sever drive to forensic data recovery people and they claims that  both drivers do not have even partition tables on them and no data of any kind, the drives not even allocated.  I have absolutely no idea how partition table could be vanished from both hard drives, particularly from drive that run the site perfectly for a month. I did have a heavy hacker attack in early October, one of my machines was compromised and I am dealt with it. I presume that worm that hackers were trying to inject in my network did LAN scan, found the server and was sitting there, waiting there for a fist reboot. I have no more lucid explanation for the events.

Anyhow, the posts you made over the last 3 weeks are unfortunately gone. I have some email notifications with context of the posts but I do not have the first posts of the threads.  If you feel so then send me your first posts of the threads and I will be able to rebuild the thread from emails. The images unfortunately are gone.

Once again my regrets for the shity administrative work on my end.

Rgs,
Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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jessie.dazzle


Paris, France
Posts 456
Joined on 04-23-2006

Post #: 2
Post ID: 18697
Reply to: 18696
Cat vs Worm
fiogf49gjkf0d
Let's see... From 05-27-2004 to 10-30-2012; that's nearly 8 years with only one "successful" attack and it only wiped out 3 weeks worth of posts. Give yourself a kitty treat!

jd*


How to short-circuit evolution: Enshrine mediocrity.
10-30-2012 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
N-set
Gdansk, Poland
Posts 613
Joined on 01-07-2006

Post #: 3
Post ID: 18699
Reply to: 18696
Fantastic work
fiogf49gjkf0d
 Romy the Cat wrote:

Once again my regrets for the shity administrative work on my end.



I think you've been doing a fantastic work, Romy! One accident in such a long period
is not a big deal.
No really worthy posts on my side in that period, IIRC I've participated in the threads:

End of Life Phono
Simply the wrong approach
Staxquiades project

Sincerely,
N-set



Cheers,
Jarek
STACORE
03-08-2023 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
Posts 10,074
Joined on 05-27-2004

Post #: 4
Post ID: 27073
Reply to: 18696
Site is down during March 10 or 11.

The GoodSoundClub will be down most likely for 1-2 hours on March 10 or 11.  I will be moving the servers to the new location.>>




"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
04-28-2023 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
rowuk


Germany
Posts 441
Joined on 07-05-2012

Post #: 5
Post ID: 27074
Reply to: 27073
Congratulations on being back up!
This appears to have been a much bigger undertaking than was planned. Thank you for continuing. This site is a wonderful resource!


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
04-29-2023 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
JJ Triode
Posts 99
Joined on 09-12-2007

Post #: 6
Post ID: 27075
Reply to: 27074
GSC redux
It's good to see the site back. I must admit I was a bit worried, and hope everyone in the Cat House is well (even the Dog.)
04-29-2023 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
steverino
Posts 354
Joined on 05-22-2009

Post #: 7
Post ID: 27076
Reply to: 18696
Glad it's nothing serious
I think people were worried about you personally. I know I was. It never occurred to me that the Cat would suffer the tribulations of hackery. Glad the site is back. All is well.
04-30-2023 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
Posts 10,074
Joined on 05-27-2004

Post #: 8
Post ID: 27077
Reply to: 27076
I am back.

Yes. They were tumultuous the last few months, I am sure I will cover it sooner or later. For now, the site is back, I am back and, in a few days, I will have my static IP and the site will be stable.  None of the site context is lost, I just did not have my servers stood up. Initially it was logistical then logistically- physiological and now it is over.>>




"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Amir
Iran Tehran
Posts 301
Joined on 02-11-2009

Post #: 9
Post ID: 27078
Reply to: 27077
Nice Nice Nice
I am very glad to see GSB is up , I really miss this forum and in my opinion Goodsoundclub is the only 100% trusted information in the web.
Please continue this game 
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anthony
Posts 338
Joined on 08-18-2014

Post #: 10
Post ID: 27079
Reply to: 27073
Phwew
Da cat is back in da house
05-01-2023 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
Posts 2,586
Joined on 10-12-2006

Post #: 11
Post ID: 27080
Reply to: 27077
Irreplaceable
It's lurked in the back of my mind that the information in this site is not permanent, and when that thought flits by I've been aware of the value I place on the dialog, music and audio focused (and miscelaneous) thoughts and humor of a rag-tag group that has come (over the past 16 years) to feel like family. Thank you, Romy, for sticking with it, even as your life has grown exponentially more complex.


Mazel Tov,
Paul S


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