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Re: sql error

Postby Serpent » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:07 pm

Yeah it was down for about 24 hours :( rdearman contacted the hosting company and they fixed the issue that caused this.
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Re: sql error

Postby tomgosse » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:11 pm

William Camden wrote:I couldn't get into it yesterday and only tried again five minutes ago. If I had still not been able to get in, I would have sought a technical solution, like sacrificing a goat.

Sometimes shaking chicken bones at the computer works. :mrgreen:
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Re: sql error

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:52 pm

William Camden wrote:I couldn't get into it yesterday and only tried again five minutes ago. If I had still not been able to get in, I would have sought a technical solution, like sacrificing a goat.


I spent some time on my Finnish and Slovak, had a good night's sleep, worked all day and now the forum works!
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Re: sql error

Postby Serpent » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:07 pm

Is anyone having problems with attachments now? I didn't see Clare's recent post until now, and the attached image doesn't show up :| I do see an older attached image in my own log.
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Re: sql error

Postby Brun Ugle » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:12 pm

Serpent wrote:Is anyone having problems with attachments now? I didn't see Clare's recent post until now, and the attached image doesn't show up :| I do see an older attached image in my own log.

That's strange. I read that post earlier (before the outage) and the picture was there, now it isn't.
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Re: sql error

Postby Iversen » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:43 pm

The last two images I had uploaded before the outage had to be reuploaded - the reference codes were still there, but apparently the image files hadn't been backed up yet so the numbers didn't refer to anything ... or maybe there is another explanation, who knows? I checked some older pages, and all images there were OK, and I assume that this means that members only have to check their messages from the last week or so.
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Re: sql error

Postby rdearman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:19 am

I'm told they did a full restoration of the file system from the previous day. The database is backed-up in real time, but the file system is a daily backup. This means that although the link to the file in the database was restored, the actual file itself would have disappeared. :(
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Re: sql error

Postby Tristano » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:54 pm

Thanks rdearman for the effort :) please forgive us complaining members, we just love the forum so much :)
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Re: sql error

Postby Carmody » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:49 pm

Is there something that some of us could do to help rdearman financially? I did not realize the financial foundation for this whole Forum rests on the shoulders of one man. Asking one man to carry the wait of many over the long run seems to me to be both unfair and unrealistic.

Can't we come up with options by way of assisting?
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Re: sql error

Postby rdearman » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:43 pm

Carmody wrote:Is there something that some of us could do to help rdearman financially? I did not realize the financial foundation for this whole Forum rests on the shoulders of one man. Asking one man to carry the wait of many over the long run seems to me to be both unfair and unrealistic.

Can't we come up with options by way of assisting?

Oh lots of people have volunteered to assist, and I do appreciate it. I don't mind footing the bill since I get so much out of being a member and being involved in the community. I only wish I had the resources to do some of the things which can be done with a corporate budget! Having said that, emk and myself have been reviewing alternatives which are both cost effective and technically robust.
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