I know that you have gone through more than I can possibly understand. I was just told that the court order is being complied with and your servers in London will be online at 5pm GMT.
I will pass along anymore information that becomes available and that I am allowed to.
Again, I do not have the words to understand nor express the feelings and emotions you have endured since this began.
Business Development Consultant
jcarter (at) rackspace.com
I also spoke to rackspace (Jacques) on the phone waaaaay too early this morning. ;)
So rackpace is ready to power the boxes up now. We are in a brief holding pattern before we have them flip the switch. We will treat the boxes as compromised (cracked/hacked) servers.
It is believed that the original data is on the drive, but we haven't been able to verify this yet. That is a loooooooooooooooooooooong process.
Rackspace did say that the drives were the originals (so the gov't probably cloned them).