Jan. 28, 2019

Unmitigated Disaster

For those who did not know, the server resources for the last year and a half or so were donated. That virtual server has either gone offline or been wiped out. I have been unable to contact the person who donated that server and am moving forward assuming it is permanently gone.

Unfortunately, the backups for SWARFARM have not been functioning for quite some time. It is embarrassing to admit my complacency has resulted in the loss of all data. I will have to bring the site back to life in a brand new state. The only comfort is that your user profiles (except teams) can be quickly restored thanks to the import process. Losing the data logs is a disaster, though, as I know many people used it for personal tracking and the global statistics were referenced quite frequently.

I appreciate the numerous offers for help from people on reddit and Discord. At this point I have everything I need to bring the site back in the next couple days, and then quickly move towards my own hosting which I am in full control of. In between now and this weekend I am going to resolve some long-standing bad decisions I made very early on in the development process, and then SWARFARM will be reopened. Until then, the read-only portions of the site such as the Bestiary will remain available to browse and via API for tools such as the Discord bot.