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I work as a web developer using languages like PHP, C#, javascript (jQuery), SQL, (x)HTML & CSS etc

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comment Why would my servers be losing partition tables?
After attempting to repair the disk, it does indeed seem that the corruption was not localised to the partition tables (as you both said). It seems we have some power issues to look in to.
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comment Why would my servers be losing partition tables?
@Tony thanks for this, at least we have something to look in to. Whilst it still could be a human factor it seems unlikely in this scenario.
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comment Why would my servers be losing partition tables?
We have recently had a new company move in to the offices above ours and it appears they use heavy machinery (polishing equipment I believe) from time to time. Not certain that it would affect our power though. I could be entirely wrong, my knowledge of electronics is not great.
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comment Why would my servers be losing partition tables?
I can be fairly certain that it is not the administration team. Our team is very small and have spend a lot of time mopping up the damage. Two of these failures occurred overnight and the other during the day after SSH stopped responding and a restart revealed that it had suffered the same fate as the others.
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comment Why would my servers be losing partition tables?
Apologies, there is no UPS and it has happened to the three machines individually. The spanning across operating systems is why I ruled out a virus also. As for someone tampering with the systems, I'm can't rule that out but it seems very unlikely as the office is locked out when out of hours and the cleaners/janitors only come in at the end of the week. Thanks for answering by the way.
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comment Why would my servers be losing partition tables?
Yeah that's the trouble. The hardware varies along with the ages of the machines although they are all 2 -3 years old. I wouldn't be sure what to list since the set up is different for each machine. It strikes me that it's an external factor and not the machines themselves.
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comment How can I install PHP5 on Fedora Core 5?
Thanks for the tip, on to new problems now :p Getting dependency errors with those repos: Error: Missing Dependency: libsqlite.so.0 is needed by package php-pdo Error: Missing Dependency: libt1.so.5 is needed by package php-gd
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