OSgrid saves drives, but at a steep price

OSgrid's LBSA Plaza is the cross-roads of the hypergrid.

OSgrid’s LBSA Plaza is the cross-roads of the hypergrid.

OSgrid’s files could not be recovered by a simple cloning of the damaged drives as hoped, the grid announced today.

Instead, the grid was forced to pay extra for a full recovery — $2,510 extra, to be exact, using up much of OSgrid’s current balance.

According to grid administrator Dan Banner, that makes for a very tight budget, since the grid still has ongoing hosting costs to pay.

However, “all the files are intact,” the recovery services’ engineer told the grid.

There was no word yet about when OSgrid will be coming back up.

Click here to donate to support the grid’s recovery and ongoing costs.


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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

7 Responses

  1. Kitely just posted their response to the cost of the fix: http://www.kitely.com/virtual-world-news/2014/10/02/kitely-donates-250-to-help-osgrid-recover-from-its-crash/

    And Zetamex had earlier pledged to donate 10 percent of their region rentals: http://blog.zetamex.com/2014/09/from-desk-of-new-ceo.html

    And 3rd Rock got this whole thing going!

    Other grids, hosting companies: please step up!

  2. And don’t forget Metropolis, guys — most of the burden of supporting OSgrid residents has fallen on that grid, this past month, and they’re down to just 86 Euros in their bank account as a result of needing new servers. Please help them out if you can!

    Here’s their latest update on the situation: http://www.metrogrid.de/2014/10/02/osgrid-and-metropolis/

  3. walterbalazic@gmail.com' Walter Balazic says:

    Take the opportunity if you have the means to help OSGrid out with this even if it’s a one time donation. Let’s be honest, most of us cut our teeth there, and alot of innovations we get out of Opensimulator either originate there or are tested there before we let it loose on our grids.

  4. geir.noklebye@dayturn.com' Geir Nøklebye says:

    I’ve made a contribution of $50.
    After this is settled I hope the Asset server gets some needed TLC as it is über critical both to performance, stability and security for any grid.

  5. services@farworldz.com' Talla Adam says:

    We have a donations request topic pinned at the top of our Opensim Virtual community at Google+ ( https://plus.google.com/communities/116284417302234467612 ) and by all the likes I guess people are responding. I have donated extra myself on top of my regular payments which I still make. I really would like to see OSgrid back if only to serve it’s original purpose as test bed for Open Simulator and as a learning grid for new users.