Happy new year!
Some of you may remember this image and the story around it:
It happened again after a night of building an index (Solr/Lucene). This time the destruction of the filesystem looked like this:
I have learnt my lesson and from now on I keep a harddisk-image of the installed system with all its components under my pillow.
[2008-01-25] Sidenote: I bought myself a proper server with RAID5 and it did the required job without any failures after 5 days. Note: Get yourself proper equipment right from the start and save lots of time, nerves and in the end money – even though the big machine was not cheap at all and it makes noise like an aeroplane.