Hard disk failure

One of my hard drives failed last night.

Fortunately it’s not the one I keep my photos on (I do have backups anyway though!).

This drives contains all the JPEGs I generate from my photos for displaying on this site – and all the ogg files from my CDs.

After running e2fsk to repair the disk it seems that the ogg files survived, but the JPEGs didn’t.

I can either regenerate them all (I have a script) or re-download them from my Web server.

If I regenerate then they will have newer timestamps than the ones on the server – so my script would then try to re-upload them all.

So I have chosen to re-download.

It’s around 1.3GB of data – it may take a while.

Oh, and I need to buy a new hard disk. 🙁