Server Crash: 08 January 2010

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Server Crash: 08 January 2010

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jan 2010, 07:25

We had a couple of server crashes; one last evening at 19:30 and another this morning at 06:00.

Webfusion were aware and had problems. One crash later (that i did not see) corrupted both the FCF and BXC databases.

Luckily a low-level repair on the affected table worked and we're back in business.

I have very recent backups should it happen again :wink:

I'm watching carefully.

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Jan 2010, 20:32

The server went down again at 18:30 this evening but guess what! It was to give me a new server :D :D :D :D

Completely without my knowledge, they moved all the data from the old to the new.. It seems OK too...

Hopefully this one will last and not go up and down like a fiddlers elbow...

Fingers and everything else crossed...

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Post by myglaren » 14 Jan 2010, 20:33

They probably read this thread :)

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Jan 2010, 20:42

myglaren wrote:They probably read this thread :)
I wondered that Steve, especially in view of me stating politely what I thought of them late this afternoon...

Strange this was, I call the tech support when it went down this evening and they had no knowledge of the move. It was only when I received an e-mail with new login credentials that the penny dropped and I realised what they had done..

I've had a wander over the new server and it is new.

I won't be happy until it's lasted a month with no issues whatsoever. W2K3 never failed....

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Jan 2010, 08:41

And the "fun" just goes on and on...

I'll update when I've spoken (again) to the host..


:( :( :( :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :evil: :x :roll: :cry: :evil:

That pretty much sums up how I feel about this.

Luckily, I have FULL backups from this morning....

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Jan 2010, 10:33

Just had a chat with the host...
The engineers had a glitch and are confident they've found the problem, all should be OK now...
One hopes this is the case...

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Post by AndersDK » 17 Jan 2010, 00:53

WTF ?

The ENGINEERS - not the equipment - had a glitch ?

Are they still carrying data back & forth between mainframe cabinet units using 8" 150Kb floppies ... :roll:
As then I would understand why they had an engineers glitch :lol:

BTW happy new year to all 8)

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Post by CitroJim » 17 Jan 2010, 09:28

I've been back onto the host this morning and they're having difficulties with the node...

They promise after one more session tomorrow morning that all will then be good. Likely the forums will be unavailable overnight again....

I'm [-o< [-o< [-o< this is the case....

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Post by CitroJim » 17 Jan 2010, 09:30

AndersDK wrote:WTF ?

The ENGINEERS - not the equipment - had a glitch ?

Are they still carrying data back & forth between mainframe cabinet units using 8" 150Kb floppies ... :roll:
As then I would understand why they had an engineers glitch :lol:

BTW happy new year to all 8)
Sorry Anders :lol: It's how I wrote it!

I still remember 150K 8" floppies. Up until about three years ago I still looked after a mainframe with those :lol: :lol: And the 64Mb Cartridge disks about the size of a fridge... Those were the days!

Great to see you on here and a very happy new year :D :D :D

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Post by CitroJim » 17 Jan 2010, 09:59

Forgot to say, the helpdek techs at the host know me by name now as soon as I mention the IP address of the server!!!

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Post by citronut » 17 Jan 2010, 10:24

nice to see you on here again Anders long time no see,

Jim at this reate they will be putting you on there christmas card list TEA HE

regards malcolm

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Post by Paul-R » 17 Jan 2010, 22:53

Sorry to report that the site was down when I tried to log on at about 9:00pm this evening.

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Post by andmcit » 17 Jan 2010, 23:01

Been whacked out since about 7.00 pm

Nothing, not even a "contact system administrator" or whatever.
As far as Firefox was concerned the url didn't exist.

Andrew

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Post by myglaren » 17 Jan 2010, 23:18

Same here. Had to go out at 17:00. When I returned at 19:30 it was down and has just been resurrected.
Galeon, not Firefox. Galeon seems to draw the site better than Firefox.

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Post by AndersDK » 18 Jan 2010, 00:09

Same experience here my end.
Also using FF, but wont be a browser issue, if the IP/URL doesnt seem to exist.
Must be some kind of a DNS issue, probably DNS ditched the site as access was not possible.