FoxyPool has suffered a server failure on their OG pool and farmers are seeing their collateral missing from the website. According to farmers in the Chia Plot discord server, they are seeing their balances reset to to about 5 days ago. This is fairly catastrophic for a pool that keeps up to 1.75 XCH as collateral to prevent against double-farming. Before today I said that was a solid plan, now its only a solid plan if you have a solid plan for recovering data in-time for something with so many farmers.
If it wasn’t for the price of XCH being so low this would be quite a bit of money. Even still, a lot of XCH is currently in limbo. It appears they are promising they will have up to date data back into accounts after some stabilization, and we will update this article if that proves to be the case.
This should be a warning to all pool operators out there. You are running financial infrastructure. Regardless of how well you do things, there will be problems. It is the nature of running infrastructure at scale. Please develop a proper disaster recovery plan. If you need some help getting started with that, or just being pointed in the right direction please reach out. I will be happy to help.