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#1    Saru

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:30 PM

This is not the announcement I was hoping to make this morning, a couple of hours before work was due to start on upgrading the forum to IPB 3.0 our main database hard drive suffered a complete failure and took the server down with it. Our service provider was able to replace the disk and I was able to get the database server back on-line however the data that was on the failed drive is unrecoverable.

Fortunately we don't keep all our data in one place and as such I have restored the UM database from a backup however this means that we've had to undergo a 48 hour rollback - anything posted on the forum over the last two days has been lost.

I'd like to offer our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The scheduled forum update has now also been postponed, more details on that will follow soon.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:35 PM

View PostSaru, on Aug 19 2009, 04:30 AM, said:

This is not the announcement I was hoping to make this morning, a couple of hours before work was due to start on upgrading the forum to IPB 3.0 our main database hard drive suffered a complete failure and took the server down with it. Our service provider was able to replace the disk and I was able to get the database server back on-line however the data that was on the failed drive is unrecoverable.

Fortunately we don't keep all our data in one place and as such I have restored the UM database from a backup however this means that we've had to undergo a 48 hour rollback - anything posted on the forum over the last two days has been lost.

I'd like to offer our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The scheduled forum update has now also been postponed, more details on that will follow soon.

Bummer :(

Cheers,
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:44 PM

Aww...that was bad....but I just cant wait for ther server to come
Note-This was not the statement I was hoping to make this morning
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#4    Lady Amethyst

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:47 PM

That explains why some of my posts disappeared.
What a shame. I hope things get fixed soon.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

Bummer - we'll spare your life this time Saru. :D

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

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Edited by chemical-licker, 19 August 2009 - 12:58 PM.


#7    Norbert Dentressangle

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

This will thoroughly confuse a lot of people whose threads about UFO sightings, etc, have mysteriously disappeared.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:10 PM

:cry:

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!?

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

View Post747400, on Aug 19 2009, 02:00 PM, said:

This will thoroughly confuse a lot of people whose threads about UFO sightings, etc, have mysteriously disappeared.

It's a conspiracy, I tell you!


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:13 PM

Dang it!!!!! :(  That would mean I had lost about 5 posts.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:24 PM

View Post747400, on Aug 19 2009, 09:00 AM, said:

This will thoroughly confuse a lot of people whose threads about UFO sightings, etc, have mysteriously disappeared.

:lol:  Indeed  :rofl:

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:29 PM

Another hard drive failed? Did you consider switching the server to a RAID setup, or is that out of your hands?

Edited by JackoftheFools, 19 August 2009 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:38 PM

View PostJackoftheFools, on Aug 19 2009, 02:29 PM, said:

Another hard drive failed? Did you consider switching the server to a RAID setup?
Given the recent hard drive failures the possibility of changing to a RAID setup is something i'll be looking in to.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:47 PM

The bill hill star wars thread... gon..... gon.....gone?

Why must everything go, in the end.... why?  :cry:

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:49 PM

No worries.





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