I shipped a server out to Colorado in advance of my trip. FedEx dropped it really hard. So hard that the hard drives rattled around on the inside of the case. A part broke off of one of the circuit boards, so I had a local person solder it back on this morning. Success! Though it makes some chirping noises like a cricket, I was able to copy off the data I needed. (It was backed up on my parents’ server too, but it would have taken days to download).
Kevin is going to send the other server along from Pittsburgh any day now. Let’s hope it comes through safely.