Rust’s community didn’t have such a great day today, as developer Facepunch announced a “total loss” of some servers in the EU and related data due to a huge fire.
The studio took to Twitter saying, “We’ve confirmed a total loss of the affected EU servers during the OVH data centre fire. We’re now exploring replacing the affected servers.”
It appears there might not have been any backups, as Facepunch added, “Data will be unable to be restored.” In a later Twitter update, the developer said EU servers were coming back online, but all progress had been reset.
This took place at the OVH data center in Strasbourg. CEO of the company, Octave Klaba, shared some updates on Twitter, noting that people who worked there are safe. He said firefighters arrived on the scene immediately but could not put the fire out.
We have a major incident on SBG2. The fire declared in the building. Firefighters were immediately on the scene but could not control the fire in SBG2. The whole site has been isolated which impacts all services in SGB1‑4. We recommend to activate your Disaster Recovery Plan.— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) March 10, 2021
You can see a photo and video of the damage caused by the fire below. The fire’s cause is currently unknown.
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