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Old 12-04-2010, 12:05 AM
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Well, I hope we are out of the woods. I had a hard drive fail, and with it went all my data including my back up data. So we are now back online, however, we lost all data from 11/20 through when the server crashed (yesterday).

So if you posted something during that time frame, I am sorry to report that it's been lost.

If you registered as a new user in that time frame, you will need to re-register.


Again, I'm really sorry, this month has been NOTHING but a head ache. I am making arrangements for some better hardware for the server so we don't have to keep doing this.

Thanks as always for your patronage.

Jonathan

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Do you want us to take up a collection so you can pay your light bill?
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:27 AM
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We might need to if this keeps up. I can't take much more of this...
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Good Job Woodward!

I think we might need to get a collection for some Prozac for poor Woodward
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:54 AM
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I was worried something like this happened when I could not get on, sorry to hear you have had all these computer issues. Seriously we should be thinking about a collection of some sort to help out.

Thanks again for all you do Woody so we have a place to come to..
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:56 AM
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Have you considered setting up your server in a RAID 5 configuration? I'm sure some people would gladey donate money to help you get the necessary equipment.
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RAID5?
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:23 PM
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its a way to set up your server running a minimum of 3 HDD so if one goes down the other 2 has the back up for it. So if this were to ever happen again all you would have to do is replace the faulty HDD and it would self replicate the lost data.

more info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:30 PM
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Thanks everyone, I do appreciate it.

I have considered Raid 5, (currently raid 1) but due to the cost on a monthly basis (the server is leased from a hosting company) I have not opted to go that route yet. One day we'll have to go that way I know.

The site does make money from the advertisements, and pays for itself so there is no need for anyone to contribute any money. I do appreciate the offers though.
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AND WE'RE BACK!

Ok, that is much better. We lost the data from today (which wasn't much compared to what we had lost prior to the 2nd restore).

If you created a new account today, please create a new one. Sorry for the inconvenience.

In the next few weeks we'll have some more down time because it's time I left this host behind in the dust. I'll let you know when that's all going to go down.

Thanks again everyone for you patience while I got this sorted out... AGAIN.
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Thanks for your effort Woodward, it's truly appreciated along with the site and what it stands for.
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No problem. The search for a host continues. What I want and the budget I have for it are not lining up... I'm going to have to loosen my belt a bit
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No problem. The search for a host continues. What I want and the budget I have for it are not lining up... I'm going to have to loosen my belt a bit
Well, I'm willing to chip in if required...
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No need, but I do appreciate the offer. It's a matter of me being the cheapo that you know I am I'm working on over coming that.
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Ever thought about or looked into hosting the server yourself at home
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ha ha, I used to do that. It's fine when it's not serious, but when it's a site like this you really need up time, enterprise grade hardware, data centers, and power. None of that would exist at home without a serious investment. Though this hosting provider has not been reliable at all. I hope to have a new host nailed down by the weekend.
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yeah i guess i should have thought it out before i opened my mouth
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LOL, believe me, I've thought about it. Being at the hardware has advantages for sure.
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Ok, I'm very happy to report that we are on a new server that is pretty sweet. I'd be surprised if you don't notice a bit of a speed increase (page load times, and just more responsive).

Hopefully this one proves to be a lot more reliable. Though the ratings for our host are very good, so I'm sure we'll be good to go for a long time.

Hopefully, this weekend I'll get the chance to upgrade the forums as well. Lots of changes when that happens.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:46 PM
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