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Forum data lost 28th May to 21st July '08
« 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:
« Last Edit: 31 July 2008, 19:09 by jv »
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Offline Rhyso

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #1 on: 29 July 2008, 20:32 »
good skills :afro:

don't have to do work now!!  :grin: :grin:

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #2 on: 29 July 2008, 20:36 »
Bout' fcuking time an all!

I've got loads to sell!!

Can you book me in for..............................

Offline GTi-Matt

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #3 on: 29 July 2008, 20:38 »
good effort jv, i wouldnt like your job!!!! :afro:
I must warn you I'm about as decisive as a 5 yr old in a sweet shop!!  :grin:

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #4 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:

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #5 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!

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #6 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:

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #7 on: 29 July 2008, 21:05 »
bout fcuking time an all  :grin:

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #8 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!

Probably got lost in the "Great Crash of 08

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Re: Well hello, where have you been?
« Reply #9 on: 29 July 2008, 21:26 »
Nice work. Don't worry JV, I fackin hate computers at the moment too.
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« Last Edit: 29 July 2008, 21:33 by Organisys »

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