Server Crash

As you’ve noticed, there was a server crash and the site has been restored from a back-up. I’m told that the site is on a new server. The recurrent down-time leading up to the crash was presumably related. Lost in the backup are my post on Mann at the NAS panel, my update to the Cook et al. post and all comments on Cook et al. and Mann at the NAS panel. My apologies to all. It has nothing to do with us but with the webhost provider. Hopefully the new service has been upgraded in the process.


  1. IL
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 7:03 AM | Permalink

    Hmmm, Mann has moved on again.

    Post about Mann, server crashes and post about Mann moves on, a good correlation there although I’m not sure what the r2 statistic is.

  2. Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 8:38 AM | Permalink

    The original version of the article “Mann at the NAS panel” is here:

    The Reference Frame is almost always ready for any disaster – not only server crashes but also events as likely as attacks of ET aliens or runaway global warming. 😉

  3. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    Do you have my update to Cook et al by any chance?

  4. Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    Dear Steve,

    when I opened the Cook page, it looked like there were no comments, so I decided it was an old (=newly reloaded) version. Sorry. Please feel free to erase my comments when you re-organize the articles.

    All the best

  5. ET SidViscous
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 9:27 AM | Permalink

    Hey Steve. Just by chance I was heading out last night and didn’t have time to read MAnn at the NAS panel and I don’t have INternut at the pub. So I saved it to a word doc. So I’ve actually got the whole thing in all it’s glory (presumably, I didn’t have a chance to read it) up to about 4:00pm yesterday.

    I’ll pop it over to you.

  6. ET SidViscous
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    Sorry I should have read more before I sent it. DIdn’t realize you rebuilt it.

  7. tas
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 5:18 PM | Permalink

    Hi Steve,

    Wow, that was an impressive reconstruct! I actually have an old copy that was in my cache. You’ve got it nearly word for word, including the reference to my comment a day or so ago on your blog.

    Just one missing thing – your very interesting take on conclusions, your followup remark to the panel and your comments about the panel itself.

    Sing out if you want, I’ll pass a copy back and you can edit it back in.


  8. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 5:27 PM | Permalink

    It wasn’t a total reconstruct as I had notes for about 70% of it saved. I’d done a big edit online, but it was only about 30%. Someone’s already sent me a cache. Actually, if I’d thought about it, I probably had a cache myself. I didn’t think about it in time. Live and learn. I’ll re-edit to add in the peroration.

  9. BradH
    Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 5:29 PM | Permalink


    If you go to Google and type in: Cook et al[2004]: More Cargo Cult?

    You will find that the first link which comes up is: Climate Audit » Post-1980 Proxies

    If you click on “Cached”, I think you will find a fairly complete version of this page (some later comments excepted).

  10. Posted Mar 16, 2006 at 8:19 PM | Permalink

    Do you have administrative access to the database software you are using?

    If so you may want to consider setting up off-site transaction logging or database mirroring. That way if there’s another crash like this you will have an up-to-date back-up of the data itself.

  11. tas
    Posted Mar 17, 2006 at 2:12 AM | Permalink

    Re #8
    Thanks Steve, good idea – I think that lots of the visitors would find it helped if you put the peroration back in, because it was such an interesting encapsulation of your experience at NAS. It would be a pity of people missed it.


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