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Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:20:55 AM »
 ananananan ananananan ananananan

hiya folks.

While I was away resting my old bones in some hot springs, there was a major emergency with the saloon.
On Saturday morning China time, a faulty switch in the datacenter caused a minor fire that damaged our particular server.
Afterwards, when the situation was under control, the datacenter ran their thorough system and hardware check, at which time it was discovered that the hard drive on our particular machine was faulty and failing (bad sectors).

That hard drive was apparently the cause of the mini problems we've experienced every so often since we moved hosts a few months back and we had a giant crash awaiting us sooner or later.

emergency procedures to replace it and restore the content then took place starting sunday morning China time and barely finished today.

Following the true and tried principle of murphy's law, we were also hacked in the meantime during that restoration process  ananananan ananananan ananananan  llllllllll llllllllll

I made the call to go back to a backup that i had made friday night I knew was  safe...

The bumpy ride should be over i hope but I'm still expecting a few stressful days on this. If the situation does not improve by end of April, I'm afraid I'll have to move this baby to another server yet again.

mucho gracias para your patience... now who's buying me i stiff drink?
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:28:02 AM »
Just grab a bottle, bro. Thank you... bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 05:22:32 AM »
I was going nuts, I thought I did something to my computer. Glad to see you're on the ball - AGAIN. When I see you, a round on me   agagagagag
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 05:51:07 AM »
ahh I see, that's why that really long topic I posted the other day has disappeared...sigh
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 06:29:26 AM »
I deny any connection between this incident, any earthquake aftershocks, and my birthday celebrations on Saturday.
I'm pro-cloning and we vote!
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 09:16:52 AM »




                       Nolefan
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 10:57:23 AM »
Yikes! Thanks for getting the Saloon back on track Noles, I was in withdrawl!

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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 01:28:06 PM »
Yes Noles.  AMonk said it best of all  agagagagag agagagagag

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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 03:23:00 AM »
Oy vey! What a mess!  bibibibibi

Thanks-a-bunch, Noles!  bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 01:43:50 AM »
Hey all,
it seems we still have some unresolved issues from The Great Server Debacle. Two members I know of, and possibly more, were lost somehow in the process. The two members are azdave and mkate.

We're aware of the problem, 'Noles is looking into it, and I'm in touch with both of them via e-mail.

No worries...they'll be back. bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2011, 09:56:01 PM »
I am simply tingling with delight to report that azdave and mkate are both back with us. Their older posts will probably still show as "Guest" posts, but they've both re-registered and at their barstools as they should be. agagagagag
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 04:32:01 AM »
Howdy,

Thanks for letting me back in the Saloon! Just in time for my first trip to China (next week). Glad to be back!  agagagagag

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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011, 05:26:49 AM »
Not an auspicious debut, but just in time for your Magical Mystery Tour
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Re: Saloon Crashed & Burned this weekend.
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2011, 10:30:32 AM »
Not an auspicious debut, but just in time for your Magical Mystery Tour

your avatar, i have just noticed is a sweaty mass of people intent on activities that guarantee the furtherence of the population. my peepers arent what they used to be i thought it was just an active brain.
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