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Raspis issues (again :( ). Update: back up

May 14th, 4.00 PM EEST: Raspis is down again, reason unknown. Hope it’s just the ISP. All was working fine an hour ago.
May 14th, 6.00 PM EEST: Back online. Downtime probably caused by a power issue.

Raspis server is having serious issues. Will keep you updated here.

April 16th, 12:40 PM EEST: Raspis is down, probably another software crash. I’m working to get it fixed. Will update where there are any news. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you need any stuff from Raspis, let me know, dds[alpha]ddscentral.org.

April 16th, 8:50 PM EEST: back online.
April 17th, 1:15 AM: down again, WTF ?
April 17th, 4:10 PM: back online. Added a script to check connectivity every 10 min. This should help avoid downtime (update: it didn’t).
April 17th, 8:00 PM: This thing is trolling me. Months of absolutely no issues and now it works like s**t, crashing and rebooting like every 2 hours. I’m terribly sorry folks 🙁
I’m doing the best I can to fix this, yet it seems that’s not enough. This makes me feel like an absolute and total CRAP.
Will try to put up a mirror of Raspis public downloads on Zebra.
I promise to work harder tomorrow to finally figure out what the devil is going on with than server and return it to stable operation again.
April 17th, 10:00 PM: It came back online. By itself. What the f***. Will keep the server as is until I can have a look at at (physically) tomorrow.

New domain for Raspis

Raspis server now accessible under it’s own second-level domain, https://raspis.eu/
Old subdomain under ddscentral.org will continue to work but will redirect all links to the new domain.

Raspis service disruption.

There was a short downtime of Raspis server due to system crash.
All seems fine now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Zebra is down due to ISP maintenance.

Zebra server (zebra.ddscentral.org) is down due to ISP maintenance works.
Maintenance is scheduled to complete at 5:00 AM EET, but connectivity should be restored sooner.

EDIT: Zebra seems to be back online, will update should it go down again.

WTF ? Linux better than Windows at recovering NTFS ?

I was given a badly damaged 500 GB hard drive from a laptop to recover data from. As always, computer owner had no backups (sigh !).
At first, I’ve tried mounting the drive in Windows (it was an NTFS formatted drive with Windows on it after all) but no go. I could get the drive letter to appear but when trying to access it, Windows told me the drive wasn’t formatted.
I was about to quit on trying to recover the data but then (as a last resort) I’ve decided to try to mount the drive (read-only, of course) on my Linux server with NTFS-3G. And (LOL !) it worked !

WTF Microsoft ?

Zebra maintenance

I’ll be doing some maintenance on Zebra server. Some downtime possible.

Raspis troubles

Raspis server is down, no idea why. Let’s hope it’s just temporary and not a hardware crash.
Will keep you updated.

EDIT: it’s down for over 2 hours. It may be a hardware crash after all. In that case, the earliest time I can resolve this is tomorrow at about 2:00 PM EET, since that’s the earliest time I can get to server’s physical location.
I’m very sorry for service disruption. If you need any downloads from Raspis, don’t hesitate to contact me by email: dds[alpha]ddscentral.org

EDIT: Nov. 10th, 1:45 EET: server back online.

Zebra upgrades

Zebra server is currently being software updated, some downtime possible.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

EDIT: Update complete, should be fine now.

Server issues

Sorry for the downtime, hosting provider did some maintenance and it seems that not all services were restarted correctly on boot.
Should be fine now.

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