raid – Web hosting, Domain names, Dedicated servers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 raid – 32 32 Hungarian police seize 50 servers in piracy raid Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:30:20 +0000 Budapest police conducted a raid late last week targeting torrent sites. Visiting several hotels and a technical college, it seized 50 servers containing 500 TB of data. According to police, some of the data was used to aid in the illegal distribution of copyrighted material.

Many of Hungary’s BitTorrent sites are now down. The largest, Ncore, has nearly 900,000 peers. The Pirate Bay, which has servers in Hungary, shut down its Hungarian operations after receiving a warning. One of the main targets of the raid, Bithumen, is still operating from Germany.

The video above shows some of the servers police seized. Hungary undertook two similar raids in 2007 and 2009

Prevent data disasters with a RAID array Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:04:42 +0000 dedicated server
Do you make regular backups of your data? Even if you do, you will always experience significant downtime in the event of a hard disk failure on your dedicated server.

One solution to this problem is to upgrade from a single drive to a RAID array. Simply put, the technology involves running two hard drives in tandem. One is used by the server, while the other keeps a constant backup of everything. In the event the main drive fails, the backup takes over.

After experiencing two hard drive failures on my dedicated server, I paid my provider around £100 to have a second hard drive installed for RAID. While a bit pricey up front, the cost of downtime for me was much greater. I not only lost revenue when my sites were down, but also had to spend a significant chunk of time reconfiguring my server and uploading my data. A RAID array was a no-brainer.