Zarb.org, the server hosting a few projects like PLF, JPackage, EasyUrpmi, Planet Mandriva, ... and this blog was not available during the last week-end. On Friday night a disk of the RAID5 volume containing user homedirs died (the one with projects was not impacted). Unfortunately the RAID controller put the volume offline... (fortunatly I was in Lille, without Internet access so I did not spend too much time on it :) ).
The failed disk was replaced on Monday and we had to restore the daily backup because the ext3 filesystem was highly corrupted (14GB data out of 26 were still available, but all in /lost+found).
Sorry for the 3 days of service interruption and for losing your Friday work that was on the server in your home (between the backup and the crash).
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, current Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Forward Planning, Assessment of Public Policies and Development of the Digital Economy in the French government (I stole the English translation from Wikipedia), was recently interviewed by ZDNet.
She talks about various topics regarding what France should/can/will do, like IPv6 migration, optical fiber deployment, ... and near the end talked about Mandriva!
Je pense au logiciel, on est quand mï¿œme un des pays qui a la possibilitï¿œ, avec le Linux franï¿œais Mandriva, de savoir crï¿œer un systï¿œme d'exploitation grand public, c'est pas donnï¿œ ï¿œ tout le monde.which in English would be something like
I think to the software, we are a country that has the possibility, with the french Linux Mandriva, to create an operating system for end-users, this is not given to everyone.. That's nice to hear that she knows we exist and even that it's worth mentioning.
This part of the video is here (French).