OVH fire destroys Rust EU Servers with major data loss expected (as in they lost everything)

As predicted, the OVH fire that occurred on Tuesday is having some terrible consequences for many businesses. The fire completely destroyed an entire SBG1 datacentre then a further four rooms in the SBG1 data centre. The fire then took out connectivity across SBG1 through to SBG4. Unfortunately, any business or individual that has had a server destroyed that has not kept a recent backup away from the effected servers has no completely lost that data. UPS the cause It is believed that the cause of the fire was a UPS, however this UPS had just received a servicing the day before. Battery fires are particularly hard to put out and this is likely how and why the fire was able to destroy so much. To provide some context of the scale of this damage, OVH are desperately trying to build 10,000 new servers in the coming weeks. Rust loses 25 EU servers One of the businesses affected by the fire is the popular Rust is a multiplayer-only survival video game. Rust has stated that 25 of the sandbox survival game’s European servers have been destroyed. All player progress lost Developers Facepunch Studios say they will not be able to restore […]

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