Euler's file server metadata has been restored from backup and logins will be allowed again shortly.
The backup contains a functional copy of the metadata, but it is not a complete copy. The following data was not restored:
- Symbolic links
- Data which was being written at the time of the crash
- Data which was already corrupted (due to network issues or other corruption)
- Valid data which was contained within a corrupted directory
Colin will be attempting more drastic mitigations over the winter break in the hope of preventing this issue in the future. With that in mind, Euler's Job scheduler will be kept offline until the mitigations are complete, and additional downtime may be required
to complete the implementation.
Your continued patience will help the changes go smoothly; it is much appreciated.