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. According to this article from DatacenterDynamics, a website focusing on data centers, OVHcloud's SBG2 data center was destroyed in a fire, with its SGB1 data center also damaged. SGB3 and 4 were protected by firefighters on the scene, fighting a fire that took more than 6 hours to get under control.
Update:— Rust (@playrust) March 10, 2021
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.
Data will be unable to be restored.
This is a pretty big bummer for Rust players, but this looks to be out of the control of the developers. From the looks of it, it was a pretty nasty fire, with the data center catching fire at 12:40 AM. By the time firefighters arrived it was completely enflamed, "with flames bursting out several tens of meters in height." Three staff from OVHcloud were on site, but they were all unharmed.
According to Reuters, OVHcloud was on the way toward an IPO, which makes the timing of this fire even more spectacularly bad. This news came out just two days ago, so it looks like it will be a while until the company can regain its footing and get listed in Paris.
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