Open SourceOne of the administrators of the infrastructure of the KDE project detail described what happened a few days before the incident, which could be called the “Great Disaster KDE 2013.”

As a result of the incident, the KDE developers had nearly lost the contents of the 1500 Git-repository project.

It all started with the damage to the contents Ext4 file system on the primary Git-server after a failed virtual machine is restarted after the updates are applied to one server project. An error occurred and the file system was the integrity of the primary Git-repository, the contents of which were destroyed and many data repositories lost. The situation began to resemble a disaster, when administrators began to restore data from a backup. The fact that the backup practices a mirror Git-repository. Fingering mirror administrators was terrified – mirroring managed system automatically synchronize the erroneous data on all secondary servers, content repositories, which have also fallen into disrepair or been removed. Continue reading

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