As a recent survivor of raid crashes, I read the TechCrunch article about CouchSurfing’s demise with great sympathy. However, a comment from someone calling themselves “theone3” was just priceless. Quoting here so I don’t loose it:
All those backups seemed a waste of pay.
Now my database has gone away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.
Thereâ€™s not half the files there used to be,
And thereâ€™s a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly.
I pushed something wrong
What it was I could not say.
Now all my dataâ€™s gone and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.
Need for backup seemed so far away.
Seemed my data were all here to stay,
Now I believe in yesterday.