[Snort-users] Oops

Bobby, Paul paul.bobby at ...178...
Wed Sep 13 13:58:01 EDT 2000


No backups? :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Roesch [mailto:roesch at ...421...]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 12:06 PM
> To: snort-users; snort-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Snort-users] Oops
> 
> 
> Ah, the joys of being your own sysadmin....
> 
> So, yesterday I decided to upgrade my gateway box on my home 
> network from
> FreeBSD 3.3 to the latest OpenBSD 2.8 snapshot.  This box 
> also runs my mail
> server (fetchmail/sendmail/imap), and so I had to back up my 
> mail folders for
> myself and Anna onto one of my other boxen.  Having done this 
> and backed up a
> few other things, I did the upgrade and wiped the old FreeBSD 
> partition. 
> Here's where the oops happened. :)
> 
> I forgot to backup my mail spool directory, and in doing so 
> managed to wipe
> out the inbox for both myself and Anna.  She lost about 50 
> messages, I lost
> ~250.  So (finally getting to the point), if you've sent me 
> anything urgent in
> the past week that I haven't responded to yet, please send it again.
> 
> Sorry for any inconvenience!
> 
>     -Marty
> 
> -- 
> Martin Roesch
> roesch at ...421...
> http://www.snort.org
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