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Outage of June 16, 2014
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:21:17 PM »
We are back, for the moment.  I do not know what caused the outage.  I guess a problem with the host's server.  In any event, we seem to have lost the last two weeks of posts. 
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 01:31:54 PM »
Is there any way to get them back?
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 01:32:50 PM »
Well...crap.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 01:34:24 PM »
Well...crap.

No kidding. I lost close to 300 posts, if not more. Now I'm back to being a regular, old non-10ker. My life is over. :'(
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 01:38:29 PM »
Is there any way to get them back?

doubtful.  I assume that some bit of hardware bit the dust and was restored with whatever the most recent back-up was.

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 01:42:17 PM »
doubtful.  I assume that some bit of hardware bit the dust and was restored with whatever the most recent back-up was.

*sigh*
Now I have to wait another two weeks (more or less) to break 10000 posts again...
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 01:43:22 PM »
Ouch. :(

Well, one thing I know... there's no way in (non-existent) hell that I'm going to repeat 22+ pages of what was an exercise in futility in the "GPG-separate from the human brain" thread. &)
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 01:50:10 PM »
Well, one thing I know... there's no way in (non-existent) hell that I'm going to repeat 22+ pages of what was an exercise in futility in the "GPG-separate from the human brain" thread. &)

See, if you had your settings to 50 posts per page, even the whole thread wouldn't be that long. &)
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 01:58:38 PM »
It still would have felt like being sucked in to an intellectual black hole with no hope of escape.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2014, 01:59:59 PM »
It still would have felt like being sucked in to an intellectual black hole with no hope of escape.

Pro-tip: Don't read the entire reply as you would this sentence. Read it as quickly as possible, so as not to be sucked into it. You'll get the basic idea, but it's much less damaging.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2014, 03:15:36 PM »
Is there any way to get them back?

doubtful.  I assume that some bit of hardware bit the dust and was restored with whatever the most recent back-up was.

Sounds like a rather shitty host.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2014, 03:16:01 PM »
Just FYI: the forum is lagging slightly. Might go down again.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2014, 03:28:50 PM »
The outage was because I changed my profile pic for the first time in a few years.  Sorry about that everyone.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2014, 03:42:24 PM »
Another outage...

Is there any way to get them back?

doubtful.  I assume that some bit of hardware bit the dust and was restored with whatever the most recent back-up was.

Sounds like a rather shitty host.

Yup. What kind of a solution to fixing a hardware problem is that: Our hardware goes down, your site loses shit. Shouldn't they do nightly backups anyway?!? Most servers do automatic backups anyway in case of issues on their end.

I think the domain is hosted on ez-web-hosting.com, which claims:

 9x Daily Backups

All of your files are backed up nine times every twenty four hours. Other hosts charge extra for services like backups. We don’t.

Muah...........  >:(
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2014, 03:52:26 PM »
Emily,

That could be.  But keep in mind, my explanation was at best, an educated guess.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2014, 03:53:23 PM »
Another outage...

Is there any way to get them back?

doubtful.  I assume that some bit of hardware bit the dust and was restored with whatever the most recent back-up was.

Sounds like a rather shitty host.

Yup. What kind of a solution to fixing a hardware problem is that: Our hardware goes down, your site loses shit. Shouldn't they do nightly backups anyway?!? Most servers do automatic backups anyway in case of issues on their end.

I think the domain is hosted on ez-web-hosting.com, which claims:

 9x Daily Backups

All of your files are backed up nine times every twenty four hours. Other hosts charge extra for services like backups. We don’t.

Muah...........  >:(

Well, to be fair, they back up files 9x daily, not databases  ;).
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2014, 06:35:25 PM »
Bummed! I lost 3 Darwins! Man, I was saving those suckers up...
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2014, 06:47:17 PM »
Bummed! I lost 3 Darwins! Man, I was saving those suckers up...

I lost 15!
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2014, 07:27:35 PM »
Lots of stuff has reverted back to the date of whatever backup was recovered. That includes posts, replies, Karma, mod actions, etc. It sucks, but we can keep moving forward in the mean time.

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2014, 12:15:59 AM »
This is fun! So much out of subject pages out :) Nice haha.
We still have the arguments and counter arguments in mind (I know I do) on our discussion.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2014, 02:17:01 AM »
Bummed! I lost 3 Darwins! Man, I was saving those suckers up...

I lost 15!

I only lost two...but it will probably take a long time to get them back again. Wish it had eaten that one negative Darwin instead.

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2014, 03:15:57 AM »
I think we lost stuff again; specifically some (admittedly minor) member settings. When I tried viewing the "Who's Online" page, it went back to the default "Everyone" view, when I have always used "Members Only". This happened immediately after the outage as well, but, once I put it the way I wanted it, it stayed that way until today.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2014, 03:46:18 AM »
well that sucks.

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2014, 05:03:26 AM »
This is fun! So much out of subject pages out :) Nice haha.
We still have the arguments and counter arguments in mind (I know I do) on our discussion.
Could this be a sign of God!? :D

I doubt very much that anyone is going to re-engage you on any of your train-wrecked threads. Personally, I always get motion sickness reading your repetitive, dodging replies.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2014, 05:09:53 AM »

Could this be a sign of God!? :D

yes, it is a sign that you were correct and need to repeat your answers for extra emphasis, or it is a sign that you were incorrect and need to start again, or it is a sign that you were neither correct or incorrect but irrelevant and shouldn't post anymore.

this god of yours doesn't make things easy does he?

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2014, 05:16:39 AM »

Could this be a sign of God!? :D

yes, it is a sign that you were correct and need to repeat your answers for extra emphasis, or it is a sign that you were incorrect and need to start again, or it is a sign that you were neither correct or incorrect but irrelevant and shouldn't post anymore.

this god of yours doesn't make things easy does he?

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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2014, 05:55:23 AM »
I lost +6 Darwin.  I propose we give each other the Darwin we lost here.  I'm going to go ahead and +1 everybody.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 07:01:37 AM »
I used to have +14 :(
And nearly 400 posts.

Oh well, will bring it back up.
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Re: Outage of June 16, 2014
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 08:01:48 PM »
Look on the bright side, everyone. NoGod lost her undeserved smites from Luk.
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