This time, I don’t even have a recent flat-file backup. Or maybe I do, but I haven’t found it yet.

However, the datafiles are all unaffected – yet, alas, the MT perl fils are all on the volume rendered comatose by the fickle finger of fate.

E-mail should remain unaffected.

Did I say arrgh?

For the technically inclined: the volume containing my web-published data has suffered a kind of B-tree error that, while troublesome, should be repairable (Disk First Aid reports “Keys not Found”). The volume is not mountable from OSX, and the standard procedure is boot into OS 9 and run Disk Warrior. Alas, unmountable state of the volume is such as to actually prevent the boot cycle from completing.

On May 6, Alsoft released DiskWarrior 3.0 with OSX-native directory rebuilding. The Alsoft website reports that they are rather backordered. Is there a copy in Seattle? Inquiring minds want to avoid doing a disk reinitialization.

Did I mention? Aaargh.

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