So Sunday night Dreamhost took the server down for maintenance on their RAID controller. There had been performance issues and they had to replace the hardware. So they transferred the data from the backup server to our site.
Unfortunately the restore didn't complete successfully, and Shii, Toawa and I have been working with the Dreamhost team since then. They finally fixed it about 2 hours ago and Toawa brought the server back up.
So... there's our little drama. At least we know Dreamhost properly backs up our files~
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