Bitcointalk is Down due to Disk Failure – Is Your Data Lost?

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The well-known Bitcoin and cryptocurrency forum bitcointalk.org is currently down due to disk failure. Some rumored that this was due to another DoS (Denial-of-Service) attack, similar to the one we saw in November last year. But after a quick look at Bitcointalk’s twitter account we could see that the problem actually was caused by a hard drive – disk failure.

Is the data lost!?

This might be the first question that comes to mind when people hear the word disk failure. BitcoinTalk has been around form the start and has played a key role in the emergence of Bitcoin and what it is today. If a majority of the data on a forum of this scale would be lost, it would probably be the end for it. Luckily only 9 hours of data seems to have been lost.

Hopefully we will see BitcoinTalk up and running again in the next 12-24 hours.

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