As anyone who checked recently knows I had a HDD failure where My servers Operating system Hard Drive Failed, The Bios would not even recognize the drive being plugged in, So I figured i would be down for a while and set up a small web server in one of my Raspberry Pi’s.
What I did not know was how cheap mechanical Hard drives had become over the last year or so, The boot drive was a 500GB and well within warranty, so I had already planned to send it back to get it repaired/replaced, on a off trip to a local computer store I checked the price for another drive($64 and change) in the mean time and bought it on sight.
Seeing as with most of my recent servers I have switched to running different services in separate VMs I.E.: This Webserver in one, The IRC server in another, etc…
So Once I had the server back up bringing the services up was cake, just load each VM from the most current backup and were back where we were.
Feels good to have a decent back up stratagy.