Forum Outage

Discussion in 'Forum News / Announcements' started by Administrator, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. The forum has been migrated to a new server - the site is being reopened on an interim basis while non-critical migration activities are completed.

    Some functionality is yet to be restored - a number of menu links are not currently working, however the complete forum database and all member uploaded images are intact.

    I will be quite busy completing the work this evening - I'm not around on the forum to post or answer questions.

    A separate bugs thread will be opened once the migration activities are complete - for now I'm aware there's a number of issues with peripheral functionality (things like the Membership page not working etc). Please hold off on reporting issues until the bug thread is created.

    Full details on the outage will be provided when the migration is done.
     
  2. Maggie

    Maggie New Member Silver Stacker

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    All the best GP. Know you are working hard, thank you.
     
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    The site went black literally seconds after I made a PM for a deal. Damn Russians.
     
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    thanks your hardwork is appreciated
     
  5. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Ironically, the old web host has just gone completely down as they are under attack with a large scale DDOS!
     
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    Well done GP, hope you get some sleep tonight :)
     
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    BigSteve New Member Silver Stacker

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    Yeah - well done GP - the effort somebody has to put in to run decent forums like this is often not acknowleged. Especially with spammers, other disruptive idiots and non-cooperating service providers not helping any. You are appreciated - thanks. :cool:
     
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    Hopefully with your new host, you will have a little more control to address these type of issues if they try the same thing again :)

    I am sure I am not the only one who was having withdrawal symptoms, after not being able to access the site - Massively appreciate you guys turning it around and getting back on the air so quickly.

    Now go get some sleep GP ... you've earned it!!
     
  9. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Bed time
     
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    honey stacker New Member Silver Stacker

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    Thank you Gold Pelican, didn't know how much I missed the forum till it was gone.
     
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    bullionfrog New Member Silver Stacker

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    Thank you so much all the hard works special during a week end!
     
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    Thank you for your hard work GP.
     
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    Looks like I won't be using my 'spooge' pic anymore :(
     
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    Thanks for all the hard work GP... much appreciated and I'm sorry that some nutter caused you this much hassle.

    BTW: The forum seems much faster than before... from this side of the World anyway.
     
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    Feels much faster than the old one, good job.
     
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    Should be *heaps* faster - paying about 5x a month for dedicated infrastructure. No more slowdowns because of shared hosting dramas.
     
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    Much better!!!! Problems are often an opportunity.

    Kind Regards
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    Definitely faster on my laptop..Thanks for all the sweat,GP.
     
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    Thanks GP.
     
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    After the heart-stopping moment when "Account Suspended" keeps coming up on screen, followed by questioning what could have been done or said, the realisation and appreciation of the sweat, toil and sleep deprivation necessary to get the forum onto another host.

    Excellent work, and many thanks.
     

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