A problem with our hard drives setup caused all of our data to disappear. We tried for 6 hours to restore the setup and recover data, but sadly that didn’t work. The last backup we’ve got is from the day we moved to the new server.
This means everything that happened on the site after 31 October is lost: forum posts, downloads, articles, member accounts, stats. It’s the worst day in the 8 year history of this site.
The next stepI’m personally devastated and even considered closing the place down for good, but giving up is not really my thing. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’ll restore the site to the last backup from 31 October. I’ll try to add back all the lost page and forum categories, as well as all lost articles and downloads. I’ll also try to restore some of the recent sticky forum topics. Hopefully, by the end of the day I’ll have all of that ready and working.
If you created your member account after 31 October, you will need to create it again. If you started a FM13 manager story, you will need to start it over. We’ll have a couple of staff members helping you out getting some of your story contents back (I think most forum posts until 19 November can be recovered this way).
This doesn’t affect the purchases from our store though, nothing is lost there.
We are deeply sorry for this very unfortunate event. We are taking the necessary actions to make sure it won’t happen again.
Thanks for understanding.
Stam / FM Scout admin
Special thanks to or.dabool, mdlp1991, akash.vidyasagar and ejay for being the first to help me keep my head high in this horrible day. And to joannes3000 for the inspirational quote I used as the description for this announcement.