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[Solved] Server hard drive failure


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#1    Saru

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:21 PM

There will be a four-hour site downtime on July 23rd between 2:30am-6:30am CDT ( 8:30am-12:30pm BST ) while scheduled hardware maintenance is carried out to investigate a possible failure in one of our server's hard drives.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Edited by Saru, 22 July 2009 - 10:38 PM.
Updated scheduled time


#2    Admiral Danger

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:16 PM

what time would that be in GMT? huh.gif

thats a very interesting story about the shark and how it tried to eat you, but it still doesnt answer my question.  where the hell is my sandwitch!?

#3    Saru

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:42 PM

The scheduled time in GMT is 7:30am-11:30pm ( 1 hour behind BST )

Updated to note the scheduled time has been pushed back 1 and a half hours from what was originally posted, the announcement times have been updated to reflect the change.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:12 PM

Thanks for the headsup! I try and keep myself from going crazy. ^^;


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:53 AM

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:23 AM

Thanks for the heads up....I'll prepare myself happy.gif


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:06 AM

You mean we mods get half a day? We get a break?  ohmy.gif

I'm free?!


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:33 AM

Superman on Jul 23 2009, 08:06 AM, said:

You mean we mods get half a day? We get a break?  ohmy.gif

I'm free?!

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#9    Saru

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:44 AM

Well the good news is that the current maintenance is complete, the bad news is that it discovered that our primary hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced which is going to mean more disruptions to the site and forums.

More details to follow.


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:46 PM

Saru on Jul 23 2009, 09:44 PM, said:

Well the good news is that the current maintenance is complete, the bad news is that it discovered that our primary hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced which is going to mean more disruptions to the site and forums.

More details to follow.
I'm wondering just how expensive all this can become? I know hardware and software is becomeing less expensive each year, but ...?
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:59 PM

Because the issue is due to a hardware failure our service provider will replace the drive free of charge. thumbsup.gif

The main issue here will be that we're going to be one server down while the drive is replaced and the system is set up again from scratch so we'll be running on 50% capacity for a while.

I think we can expect some server load issues, slowdowns and the disabling of resource-hogging features such as the search facilities, with any luck i'll be able to keep the site running throughout the process.

Overall however the disruptions should last no longer than a couple of days.


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:07 PM

Sheesh, life without my UM friends... hard! sad.gif

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:18 PM

Mistydawn on Jul 23 2009, 02:07 PM, said:

Sheesh, life without my UM friends... hard! sad.gif


I'm getting the chills just thinking about it!



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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

schizoidwoman on Jul 23 2009, 02:18 PM, said:

I'm getting the chills just thinking about it!


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:10 PM

Saru on Jul 23 2009, 06:29 PM, said:

Because the issue is due to a hardware failure our service provider will replace the drive free of charge. thumbsup.gif

The main issue here will be that we're going to be one server down while the drive is replaced and the system is set up again from scratch so we'll be running on 50% capacity for a while.

I think we can expect some server load issues, slowdowns and the disabling of resource-hogging features such as the search facilities, with any luck i'll be able to keep the site running throughout the process.

Overall however the disruptions should last no longer than a couple of days.

Does switching the page to lo-fi version makes the loading faster at this point of time?

Thanks for the advance warning
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