If you play Ark: Survival Evolved on PS4, you may have logged on today to find that everything was gone – and I mean everything. Thanks to a major server failure earlier this week the server backups for a number of servers have been lost, as such the servers are gone, or at least have been wiped back to a fresh install.
Have some bad news regarding PS4 Servers 225 – 228 🙁
— Jat (@Jatheish) March 7, 2017
Unfortunately, I have some sad news to share with you. Earlier in this week during our backup process, this machine experienced a critical hardware failure which prevented us from accessing the box for a short while. We have spoken to our hosts and identified the failure. It occurred during the actual writing of the backup and clobbered both the main server files, as well as those we were writing. This means that data on the above servers are lost and we are not able to retrieve them. Sadly this was a one-in-a-million fluke and we are going to look into ways to prevent this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologise for the loss of data suffered.
I know it sucks, horrible timing, especially considering the recent AWS outage and we certainly understand your frustrations. This box will continue to remain offline until it has been appropriately set up with completely new hardware and undergoes our prep for becoming a part of the Official ARK network. This could take a while, however, when it’s ready, the save files will be fresh/new.
The full thread can be found HERE
Are you one of the ones affected by this server issue? let us know below.