Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

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Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby JQW » 13 Dec 2012, 19:48

The server on which this site runs is being moved to another location within the datacentre on December 20th.

The move will take place sometime between 9pm and 11pm GMT, and will result in the server being unavailable for up to an hour whilst everything is sorted out.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Jumper k » 13 Dec 2012, 20:21

JQW wrote:The server on which this site runs is being moved to another location within the datacentre on December 20th.

The move will take place sometime between 9pm and 11pm GMT, and will result in the server being unavailable for up to an hour whilst everything is sorted out.

Could you extend the downtime?

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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Dec 2012, 21:35

I shall rememeber this.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 14 Dec 2012, 00:36

Thanks for the heads up. Now I know when to do my Christmas shopping.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby never/ever » 14 Dec 2012, 09:30

Bet there's still gonna be a few people complaining they can't get access on the BCB-page on Facebook....
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Uncle Spellbinder » 14 Dec 2012, 13:23

So phpBB will basically be doing a bit of house cleaning up before the end of the world on December 21st.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby C » 14 Dec 2012, 22:38

As long as it does not interfer with the PSL.

and that PC part 2 doesn't 'disappear'

Please confirm









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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 16 Dec 2012, 22:15

Bored. Downtime.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby trans-chigley express » 19 Dec 2012, 22:13

Was this predicted by the ancient Mayans?

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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby JQW » 21 Dec 2012, 11:36

Well, that went badly wrong.

Once the server came back up again, the database table that holds all login information got smashed. As this is the only table that resides in memory, and not on disk, it's no loss getting it damaged, but I still needed to login to the server's admin tools to fix it.

Unfortunately the URL to get to the admin tools no longer works. It connects to a TCP port other than the standard port 80 used by most webservers, so I suspect it's been inadvertantly blocked by a firewall.

I've logged a support call to get the admin tools thing fixed, and in the meantime uploaded my own copy of the database side of them, and used those to fix things.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby never/ever » 21 Dec 2012, 12:26

I'm sure somebody here will understand what you are saying but the best of luck and thanks to you!
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Jude » 21 Dec 2012, 12:44

The logo's buggered off, too.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Jude » 21 Dec 2012, 13:00

Jude wrote:The logo's buggered off, too.
And now it's back but it's fucking massive.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Jimbo » 21 Dec 2012, 13:23

Welcome back everyone. I missed you. I really did.
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Re: Board downtime, Decemeber 20th.

Postby Charlie O. » 22 Dec 2012, 04:00

As always: thank you, Paul.
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