A fire broke out in OVHCloud's data center in Strasbourg, Eastern France, and as a result data has been lost on 25 of Rust's EU servers.
It strikes me as crazy that a big game like this wouldn't have some form of off-site backup.
Strikes me as crazy that all everybody says is "how could they do this to the players, what kind of developer doesn't do this and that", when there was a freakin' fire and people could have died.
That's kinda unrelated though, they should have backups for many reasons, not just fires. What if there was no fire but the storage disks died due to wear and tear? Most services/websites/apps/games have offsite backup mechanisms these days, its fairly easy with the cloud too - I bet N4G has a backup too. It's a key part of business continuity plans.
People could have died? Well ya we tend to do that in various ways but I set fail-safes for my family in case I do die in the form of a will and life insurance. A business should have things set up as well for when things go partially or fully bad.
if im not mistaken these servers get reset once a month anyway, so its not like too much valuable is going to get lost at any point. The passwords and user information is probably backed up, but for a game like this i dont think backups of the actual servers is needed when they get wiped every so often anyway.
Damn rust griefers...
They're taking it to a whole new level.
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