I bought DigitalOcean droplet for the sole purpose of having reliable server that some big brother takes care of. It seemed a fair trade off - you pay so other will take care of power outages, DDos and disk failures... and then THIS has happened... WELVE hrs of downtime and still no real explanation and no data retrieved... if it were a server at home, I'd have alreadedy have my disks swapped with backups in place. Makes me rethink of a backup solution.
Which makes me even more angry since DO doesn't offer offsite backup solution. Instead you can take snapshots which they stored on their servers - seemed fair to me... till today.
Lesson for today: ALWAYS have backups on YOUR disks. Physical magnets in your closet = safe sleep.
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