SkyView hardware woes

One of the constituent disks on a SkyView RAID system failed Monday evening. The disks are supposed to recover automatically from such a failure, but manifestly they did not and our operations personnel had to initiate recovery manually. Recovery activities were initiated in the background which allowed SkyView queries to resume although at a slower rate. A new problem cropped up Wednesday morning that resulted in one of the disks used to store generated images to become READ only. This caused some down time as we scrambled to rearrange disk space. Query processing has resumed once again but the SkyView Image Gallery (both image submission and gallery viewing) is offline until the file system check is completed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered.

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