Short forum outage

Discussion in 'Forum News / Announcements' started by Administrator, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Forum was intermittently unavailable for a short period this morning due to the server disk that hosts the uploads filling to 100%.

    Due to the remote hosting nature of the forum in a datacentre, it was more prudent to immediately delete some of the member uploaded images rather than try to save them permanently - the 500 largest uploaded files (all over 1MB ea) were trimmed from the server, and subsequently service has been restored.

    A longer term solution is more disk space, but we were otherwise facing an outage of many hours to move and restore what for the most part was barter thread images, which is for some reason where most of the huge images live.
     
  2. spannermonkey

    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    And I thought it was the end of the world :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    DanielM Active Member Silver Stacker

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    ???
    IT WAS THE TURTLING END OF THE WORLD!!!
     
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    raven Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yeah, I ended up steering clear of that thread too
    :p
     
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    sammysilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Damn, I sold all my silver and bought food. And yes I had fries with that.
     
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    raven Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    When can we, the slackers, have the opportunity to become "silver stackers" via membership again ?

    :)
     
  7. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Goods for barter threads have big photos in them. Would it make a difference if images were posted in thumbnail format? It would make that sub-forum easier to read. :/
     
  8. spannermonkey

    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    People need to start using things like photobucket instead of using the the feature here ;)
     
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    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    These images also use a lot of bandwidth. When I posted all those garage sale images recently. I hosted them on my own site and the bandwidth usage has gone up heaps!
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I use imgur.com. It is very convenient and reliable.
     
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    would it help if we deleted some of "our uploads" & private messages ?
     
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    Same. Had to start using it as can't rename iPhone photos to upload them to SS. Recommending the use of an external image host would save an incredible amount of space.
     
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    okky dokky photo bucket will help right :)

    thought I had a virus LOL run a few scans nothing so now I know what happened :)
     
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    Deleting a couple of pirocco's posts would free up tons of bandwidth. :p
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Aargh! Don't suggest that because then we may have to go ahead and do it.
    :)
     

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