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Discussion in 'Site Issues, News and Developments' started by GreyWing, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. GreyWing

    GreyWing Nobody

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    Sorry guys, problem way outside of my / our control. Will report in later but should be ok now, had to move data centres.
     
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  2. DhobiWanKenobi

    DhobiWanKenobi Royal Marines Commando

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    Been trying regularly, back on for me just now.
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Good to see it back.
     
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  4. old-lynx-mech

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    Arh, thought it was my rubbish broadband, well done, glad your back
     
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  5. NikNak32

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  6. G & G

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    Yep, have tried a few times. Thought 'that was it!!'. Phew.
     
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  7. glos94

    glos94 Well-Known Member

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    I was worried the forum had been executed early!
     
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  8. robbo09

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    Same here, thought the fat lady had belted one out :(
     
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  9. GreyWing

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    I'll post more tomorrow when more conscious but we only planned for servers going down, not the whole data center. Whilst we have spare servers if crap happens, we don't have a spare data center should one of the guys there try to perform a clown act by not calling out virgin media to fix the lines, and cancelling the spare redundancy line backup thing that should be in place if the main line goes down.

    Impressed? Hell no

    Anyway top and bottom of it is that I went and grabbed the 5 servers I have with them and drove down to London, spent the rest of today fixing them up. Only just got back.

    New server on way this week, new data center in the heart of London. This won't be happening again.

    Sorry
    GW
     
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  10. Ninja_Stoker

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    Wow. A huge amount of effort involved GW, top job.

    Appreciate this site is one of several you own, but certainly appreciate the fact we have also benefitted significantly. Compared to other websites - some of which went offline for a year due to software/resource issues, less than 24 hours offline in nine years ain't bad!
     
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  11. Pongyaw

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    Appreciate the effort put in Greywing!
     
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  12. Pez1962

    Pez1962 Well-Known Member

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    Missed you all thanks GW x
     
  13. G & G

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    An ode to @GreyWing

    "I wandered lonely as a cloud
    and came upon this forum
    Thanks for what you've done for us
    by driving down to London"

    *Yeah, it doesn't rhyme and artistic license might have been used
     
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  14. Chelonian

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    Excellent! More odes, anyone? :)
     
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  15. Ninja_Stoker

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    £134.53

    Ode to Barclaycard.
     
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  16. Chelonian

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    More doggerel than ode:

    Beneath the spreading chestnut tree
    The Forum Admin sat
    Amusing himself by entangling himself
    In cables, Cat (5E)
     
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  17. GreyWing

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    You seen me on the bottom field that day did you? :)

    haha cheers guys and girls

    For the next few days it's not the fastest that it could be due to it's location and the connection to it but will get us by until the new server and everything comes online. We will be in a new data centre when the new server is built this week. Probably Thursday or Friday. I have to buy it for my own sites anyway, so no extra costs involved in this one benefiting from it.

    The new server is some weird stuff I haven't seen before but apparently it's the way forward - we are buying a server then turning it virtual. Crazy stuff but it has 99 core's in it, this has 4 at best I think.

    We partition bits off so they act is independent servers on the same machine. Then allocate resources to each virtual server on the main server. There will be almost no downtime as far as I have been told.

    I never wanted to go virtual or cloud before because I didn't want to be on hosting next to dodgy sites that could be hacked, but then I was told that I could actually own and buy my own cloud it all made sense. Only sites that I control would ever be on this cloud. I just prefer having as much control as I can so I'm relying on as few people as possible.
     
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  18. Chelonian

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    The effort that you, Ninja, and the mods put into running the forum is very much appreciated.
     
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  19. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yeah, it's hard work having to tell @GreyWing to "get it sorted". Honest :)
     
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  20. Fibonarchie

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    Thank God! I thought they'd had the forum down with no notice. Cheers @GreyWing, legend as always.
    Fibo
     
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