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Title: Forum data lost 28th May to 21st July '08
Post by: jv on 29 July 2008, 19:08
Well hello, where have you been?

So, in a bid to remind you all that it is summer I turned the forum off for a week  :tongue:

OK, the geek story goes like this. In late May I switched the forum to being hosted with rapidswitch after the previous supplier, 1and1 became very disappointing. Now when I ordered the new server, a second drive and raid1 setup was going to be another 20 quid a month so I took my chances and didn't bother. Obviously what then happens is that after 7 weeks of great performance the drive dies -in a way that meant recovery was only a very expensive option. I was a bit unimpressed with rapidswitch in the way that they dealt with the failure, so as I was on a rolling monthly contract with them I thought I would look elsewhere. Upshot of this being that we are now on our 3rd server in 2 months! This time it has raid1 hardware and a regular backup strategy. The forum rebuild then commenced and in true disaster style, the 2 forum database backups I had from while the site was with rapidswitch were corrupt in some way. So I used the one from when I left 1and1 so essentially we have lost the data from the time of being with rapidswitch. It's extra annoying as I had made a lot of recent changes and there have been shows like Inters on which are now missing. But at least it's back I guess.

If I have missed any changes then let me know. If anything appears to be broken then let me know. If you want to buy me a beer feel free  :tongue:

There will need to be further forum server config changes in the coming weeks but it should never be off for very long.

Some things are obviously going to be a bit broken in terms of anyone who joined in the time 28th May to 21st July. Hopefully we can be back to some form of sense pretty soon though! :)


Welcome back, did you miss it?  :tongue:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Rhyso on 29 July 2008, 20:32
good skills :afro:

don't have to do work now!!  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Lewy on 29 July 2008, 20:36
Bout' fcuking time an all!

I've got loads to sell!!

Can you book me in for..............................
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: GTi-Matt on 29 July 2008, 20:38
good effort jv, i wouldnt like your job!!!! :afro:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: GOLF_MK on 29 July 2008, 20:39
Glad to see the forum back, i've been lost without it having only just got my GTi  :laugh:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Len on 29 July 2008, 20:42
Woooohhhhooooo! ITS BACK!!!!!

Fantastic!

YES jv I have missed it terribly!

Big thanks for all your hard work and perseverance!

 :kiss:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: GOLF_STU on 29 July 2008, 20:59
nice one and thanks for all the hard work jv  :grin: been lost without it sittin here recoverin from my op  :cry:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: JC on 29 July 2008, 21:05
bout fcuking time an all  :grin:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: monzablue16v on 29 July 2008, 21:09
Good work JV, :)

I came back from BUGJAM and thought, right time to apologise for been a wasted fool and sleeping in until 1 in the aft on Saturday again and missing the GGTI.co.uk boys and girls. I saw it was offline and I had visions of JV a Sledge hammer and a string of swearwords!

Ah Normality has resumed!
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Organisys on 29 July 2008, 21:26
Nice work. Don't worry JV, I fackin hate computers at the moment too.
 :laugh:

Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: jezza16v on 29 July 2008, 21:30
Well done!  :smiley: Glad to see things are up & running again..............Just in time, picking up an 88 8v gti tomorrow night so bound to need loads of info. Only had 16v in the past so new territory for me. J.
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: 2007GTI on 29 July 2008, 21:36
well done jv, rock on!!! :grin:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Horney on 29 July 2008, 21:39
Nice work J to V! Cheers for not giving up on it.

Nick
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: stealthwolf on 29 July 2008, 21:42
Some things are obviously going to be a bit broken in terms of anyone who joined in the time 28th May to 21st July.


Nooooooooooo!

All my posts and threads gone. No post count. No time logged.  :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:



I was having mega-withdrawal symptoms. Went to look at some GTis and day before I go, I thought I'd better go and check on here. What do I find? No site!

Sorry mate not your fault but I'm just SOOOOOO frustrated. :cry: :cry: :cry:


TBH I'm glad this place is back. I didn't know where else to hang out.
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Guy on 29 July 2008, 21:57
i think it is safe to say that a lot of people missed it...

just really glad it is back and now my life can be put on hold once more!  :nerd:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Neaty on 29 July 2008, 22:08
good to be back...again!!

must have felt like de ja vu for you, jv?
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: gazbutmk5gti on 29 July 2008, 22:29
Well done JV, thanx for the big time effort in gettin things sorted :grin:, yes missed the forum
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: RedRobin on 29 July 2008, 22:36
....Very well done, jv! All your hard work is very much appreciated.

A few of us from here were at Castle Combe last weekend and a friend of mine from Tyresmoke said to all that there was a real danger of this site losing people by being down for so long. Everyone instantly said no way! We are all too dedicated. :cool:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Kingt_mk2 on 29 July 2008, 22:48
happy to see the site up and running again, was a bit worried when it said my username was invailid lol so had to re register!!! good work jv!
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: kae on 29 July 2008, 23:55
Thanks for getting us back online JV, you're a star!

I had to work! God help me!

Normal lack of service has now resumed!

Kae  :cool:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: cняis on 30 July 2008, 00:31
whoop whoop!

well done jv.

to the classifieds section!  :cool:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: DazVR6 on 30 July 2008, 05:09
Big up that man JV, sorted geezer. :cool:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: systemseiko on 30 July 2008, 06:10
Christ JV you've been sooooooooo unlucky with server's and back up,  great to see the site backup and running,  U deserve a beer r 2 for the extra effort.  thanks again Micky
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Dec on 30 July 2008, 07:25
Cheers for sorting it JV :) Thanks for the effort!
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Steve78 on 30 July 2008, 09:07
I'm glad the forum is back!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: tobz. on 30 July 2008, 09:39
:)
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Hurdy on 30 July 2008, 13:24
Thanks for keeping the faith jv.  :cool:

It is good to know I can get my daily VW fix again :smiley:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: Dubbz on 30 July 2008, 15:15
Top marks for a top man J.V :afro:
glad to see the site back and all the top class people still here.  :wink:

Has the price of the stickers and number plate surround gone up??  :smug:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: richw911 on 30 July 2008, 18:43
Good work jv top man sooo glad its back :afro:
Title: Re: Well hello, where have you been?
Post by: TeddyKGB on 31 July 2008, 15:41
Someone give that man a cigar :laugh:

i like conspiracies - do you think a bloke at rapid switch stood in front of your server and said "don't need to pay for raid 1 eh?" as he pulled the disk?  :wink:
Title: Re: Forum data lost 28th May to 21st July '08
Post by: bobbarley on 31 July 2008, 22:10
Nice work!  But no one who turns up to a GTI Fest in a none GTI vehicle is having a free pint ;)