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Staff (Staff)
Oct 21 2010 at 16:42
1387 posts
Hi Guys,

Our hosting provider was experiencing an issue with one of our servers, and looks like they need to replace it completely.

We're in the process of moving and restoring the data on another server and hopefully it will be completed within the next few hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks.


SavvyFx (SavvyFx)
Oct 21 2010 at 19:45
19 posts
The new machine seems a LOT faster, my refresh times are very short now...thank you!

flyingfx
Oct 21 2010 at 19:58
6 posts
quite unimpressive. was this a security breach? My computer was detecting virus threats from your page. what information did you lose etc. Please give accurate details.

Staff (Staff)
Oct 21 2010 at 20:01
1387 posts

flyingfx posted:
    quite unimpressive. was this a security breach? My computer was detecting virus threats from your page. what information did you lose etc. Please give accurate details.


When exactly did you receive virus threats?

This was simply a hardware failure of both disk drives on the same server (which is highly unlikely), so the only option left was to move to a new server.

stevetrade (stevetrade)
Oct 21 2010 at 21:11
1408 posts
I take it you already realised that our pretty little pictures have disappeared?

11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.
Staff (Staff)
Oct 21 2010 at 21:19
1387 posts

stevetrade posted:
    I take it you already realised that our pretty little pictures have disappeared?



Yes, indeed. We're working on it.

Unfortunately, both the main hard drive and the backup drive were wiped out, so I'm not sure if we'll be able to restore the images.

Staff (Staff)
Oct 21 2010 at 21:32
1387 posts
Please note that we haven't completed the transfer to the new server yet, so you might still experience some outages.

Your patience is much appreciated while we resolve it.

Thanks!

flyingfx
Oct 21 2010 at 21:54
6 posts
a few hours ago

it came up with a warning not to enter the site and when I said 'enter anyway' it tried to redirect me to an https site and then failed, maybe its my computer but only happening on your webpage

Staff (Staff)
Oct 21 2010 at 21:57
1387 posts

flyingfx posted:
    a few hours ago

it came up with a warning not to enter the site and when I said 'enter anyway' it tried to redirect me to an https site and then failed, maybe its my computer but only happening on your webpage


Oh, this is just a warning of your browser saying it's browsing from secured pages to non-secure page. This happened since we're changing the configuration of the server in order to make the move to the new server. For now SSL has been disabled to avoid such errors.

IXBONE
Oct 22 2010 at 00:18
97 posts
i suggest to use a raid system, depending on your space, you can use raid1 raid10 raid50 + 2 hot spare disks + redundant powersupply + 1 lowcost mirror server to sync realtime

my 2c

IX

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