Fri Apr 29 17:35:19 PDT 2005 — News server disk failure. news.sonic.net has experienced a disk failure and is shut down for emergency maintenance. We’re working to restore the failed volume if possible, but do not have an ETR.
supernews.sonic.net and newscene.sonic.net, our other Usenet news servers, continue to operate normally. All news hierarchies on news.sonic.net (except for sonic.*) are available from either of these servers.
-Nathan and Kelsey
UPDATE – news.sonic.net has lost one disk from it’s binary spools but is otherwise back online and in service. -Kelsey, Eli, Scott, Nathan and Augie