[annotator-dev] AnnotateIt back online

Klaus E. Werner keewerner at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 12:50:24 UTC 2012


Dear Nick,

glad to see you back online!

I think backup and maintenance of AnnotateIt should not be your fault and
responsibility (or any organization's) alone. As you said, backups are
wellcome but with the growing importance of (also scientific) annotations,
a broader strategy should be developed in the future: some concurrent
server strategy distributed over various organizations and countries where
annotation data is automatically replicated and served.

Hiccups could never be excluded but replicated data would at least be
secure and could be served by another server.  Something like replicated
IMAP systems.

For now, happy to see AnnotateIt back!



On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 1:45 AM, Nick Stenning <nick at whiteink.com> wrote:

> I'm pleased to say I've got AnnotateIt back online, although sadly only
> with a backup from the end of August. It would appear that some kind soul
> accidentally disabled the automatic backup scripts I had put in place.
>
> The data loss sucks. Sorry about that.
>
> Anyway. It's back. And special welcome back to the FinalsClub annotations,
> all 3097 of them =):
>
>     http://annotateit.org/api/search_raw?q=_exists_:finalsclub_id&size=0
>
> -N
>
> P.S. I now have nightly backups running to my own server in Telecity, and
> I will attempt to ensure that the OKF has a backup strategy of its own in
> place. In addition, Bonsai (the Elasticsearch provider) now do their own
> nightly backups to S3.
>
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