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Where did you go?

Post by red » Tue May 18, 2010 10:12 pm

Since Sunday morning 16/05/2010 until late Tuesday evening 18/05/2010 the site has been AWOL

Last year we moved the site to a new server. On Sunday this server (at it's hosting company) ran out of disk space. You may have seen a message stating 'too many connections' to the SQL server as a result.

I contacted the provider who started investigating on Monday; as they were doing so the data partition of the disk became corrupt.

I'm unsure if they will recover it but fortunately we take daily backups of the entire site (Nearly 1Gb every night!)

A disaster recovery scenario had never been tested until now and thank fully the database backups seem to have worked nicely!

Anyway.. the site may seem a little slower at times as it is now running back on the smaller server version 1 used to live on.

Sorry folks.
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Post by Dal » Tue May 18, 2010 10:24 pm

Good job mate getting the backups up and running.

:ok:

By the way, some parts of the forum may or may not be as it was for this short "emergency" period. (Such as image resizing in posts) Just stick with it for a while until the proper server is back online please.
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Post by Neil » Tue May 18, 2010 10:33 pm

Good job getting it sorted Matt :ok:
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Post by red » Tue May 18, 2010 11:18 pm

Testing the quick reply box.
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Post by XIIVVX » Wed May 19, 2010 12:11 am

Your efforts are appreciated - deeply.
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Post by yippeekiay » Wed May 19, 2010 12:47 am

Thanks for all your efforts, was getting withdrawal symptoms....lol.
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Post by Scotty1.7 » Wed May 19, 2010 7:46 am

Cheers Matt, great work :thumbs:

Any help from elizabeth?
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Post by red » Wed May 19, 2010 9:55 am

She was fast asleep :)
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Post by Scotty1.7 » Wed May 19, 2010 9:58 am

Lost od help then- Supervised in saftey
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Post by pumapilot » Wed May 19, 2010 10:07 am

Good to see the site back up again, thanks to everyone involved
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Post by ScubaSteve » Wed May 19, 2010 2:08 pm

Too many connections sounds more like someone was running a denial of service attack on the server tbh
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Post by DAN-HN » Wed May 19, 2010 3:41 pm

Was starting to panic for a bit there haha. It does sound like the typical DoS attack symptoms to me - server resources being dramatically drained :O
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Post by red » Wed May 19, 2010 3:43 pm

It does sound like that but I doubt that's what it was. I've definitely had the same message when the disk ran out of space previously as the server was unable to allocate sockets for the connections.

I can't tell you for certain as it's hosted and I'm not in control of their security devices or the server itself.

Fortunately I am a Senior Network Security Consultant even my home firewall has IPS ;-)

(Means currently as the site is now hosted at my house temporarily I know exactly what's going on!)
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Post by ScubaSteve » Wed May 19, 2010 4:05 pm

im going to hack into your pc and steal your porn
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Post by red » Wed May 19, 2010 4:09 pm

Haha good luck with that 8)
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Post by DAN-HN » Wed May 19, 2010 4:10 pm

Good stuff, I'm just reiterating to Higher computing here lol :-P
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Post by crystalpuma » Wed May 19, 2010 5:20 pm

Thank-you so so much for sorting this, and for taking backups! That was pretty good foresight :D
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Post by BenF » Wed May 19, 2010 5:29 pm

I had wondered why no-one was talking to me!

Thanks for all your efforts :)
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Post by hotrodspike » Wed May 19, 2010 7:23 pm

Who said that?
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Post by nippydee » Wed May 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Well done getting it back up and running - however, I cant seem to gain access to my gallery!
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Post by red » Wed May 19, 2010 9:16 pm

I'll have a look
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Post by nippydee » Wed May 19, 2010 9:27 pm

red wrote:I'll have a look
cheers, I was denied access apparently! lol :-) No matter I have copies of my pics x
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Post by red » Wed May 19, 2010 9:41 pm

Try now Tina?
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Post by yippeekiay » Wed May 19, 2010 11:56 pm

Yeah, same happened to me earlier when I tried to upload for next months car of the month.

All ok now though, cheers ;)

EDIT:- Actually, tried to upload and just goes to a blank page :(
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Re: Where did you go?

Post by Neil » Thu May 20, 2010 8:38 am

That could be the photo size?
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