Posted By Rich Miller On December 11, 2009 @ 4:26 pm In Downtime | 4 Comments
The popular programmer blog Coding Horror  has experienced a “100 percent data loss” and is seeking to restore its content from search engine caches. Site maintainer Jeff Atwood is blaming  CrystalTech, saying the hosting provider was not properly handling the backup process for his virtual machines. But Atwood also acknowledges  that he “absolutely should have done complete offsite backups … all my backups were unfortunately on the server itself, so save the lecture, you’re 100% absolutely right, but that doesn’t help me at the moment.”
Atwood believes he will be able to recover the text of his blog posts from web search caches, but says the same technique will not work for images, and is seeking help  in finding a way to recover archived images from his site. The data loss also affected the blog for the Stack Overflow  forum operated by Atwood and Joel Spolsky.
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URLs in this post:
 Coding Horror: http://codinghorror.com/
 blaming: http://twitter.com/codinghorror/status/6574699612
 acknowledges: http://superuser.com/questions/82036/recovering-a-lost-website-with-no-backup
 Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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