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Data loss

  • January 21st, 2019

For the first time, we have bad news to announce.
On January 12th, SheepIt's main server lost two of its four hard drives. As a result, all data stored on the server was lost.

Since then all four drives have been replaced, but the data could not be recovered. Backups were in place, but in an unfortunate turn of events, were corrupted as well.

The latest working backup is from August 29th, 2018. This is the one that is now live.
We lost all of the forum, as none of its backups were viable.

If you have registered between August 29th, 2018 and January 12th, 2019, your account is lost.

All the activity between August and now is gone, this means all the points generated since August are gone as well.
To fix this issue, we had three possible solutions:
1) Give back however much points users claim to have had.
2) Do nothing.
3) Increase rendering rewards to compensate for the loss.

Even though we are proud of the SheepIt community, we could not choose 1), as this surely would have been abused.

Instead, we opted to triple rendering rewards until the end of February.

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