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Server Down: Hard Drive Failure.

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by ElectroMaster, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. ElectroMaster

    ElectroMaster Administrator

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    Hi everyone,

    Unfortunately about 24 hours ago the server's hard drive failed and was unrepairable. I've been working flat out to get the site back up and running and I've just this minute got things to somewhat of a working order.

    There are many things to do. There will be many error on images. However, you can continue to post and reply. I will work in the background to recover the rest of the information and update you as I go.

    The backup was from the 8th December so there maybe a day or two missing.

    Kind Regards,
    EM.
     
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  2. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Thanks very much, EM! Hope things smooth out in a short time. I appreciate your hard work to get this site back up and running again!

    Regards,
    Matt
     
  3. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Much appreciated.... Nice Christmas pressie for you...


    Cheers
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    Sorry to hear about this problem!
    I Wish you Good LUCK in getting your repairs done.

    SEASONS GREETINGS.......Gary
     
  6. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hi,

    Nice to see up and running again.

    Did we lose some threads?
     
  7. ElectroMaster

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    The backup was taken about 4 days ago so yes some posts will be gone. But lucky we had a backup!
     
  8. ElectroMaster

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    Currently uploading avatars, then will do thread images/pdfs. Will update after that (could be a few hours as my upload is relatively slow atm).

    Thanks for understanding everyone.
     
  9. transistor495

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    Glad to get back at least something normal. Appreciate your effort EM!

    Can we run a cron job on a daily basis to take data back-ups, probably to another server would be much good.
     
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    one of the better ways to spend holidays - wrestling with technology ;-)
     
  11. transistor495

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    Glad to get back at least something normal. Appreciate your effort EM!

    Can we run a cron job on a daily basis to take data back-ups, probably to another server would be much good.
     
  12. ElectroMaster

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    Yes, I will be definitely improving the backup system after this - it is somewhat challenging with a large site like this but I'll make it happen.
     
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  13. bchris

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    Thanks for the effort man.
    BTW I am an Oracle DBA and UNIX admin by profession.

    Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

    Cheers.
     
  14. alec_t

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    Keep up the good work, EM. I was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms ;)
     
  15. Reloadron

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    All things considered a great job of getting things back up and running. We lose a little then so be it.

    Ron
     
  16. PG1995

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    Thank you, ElectroMaster.
     
  17. DaveS

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    Much appreciated ElectroMaster.
     
  18. mvs sarma

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    It is Nice that the site is back. afterall, our site has been more stable for quite a time.
    Thanks for faster restoration.
     
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    Good Luck, EM

    Thanks. kv

    PG1995, I like your avatar.
     
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    Hey I have to say you made my Xmas Thanks ElectroMaster for the great work you do.
     
  21. Inquisitive

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    Thanks for your hard work. Btw, Merry Christmas to you and family.
     

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