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#1 OFFLINE   daveb47

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:19 AM

Been having seemingly for no reason random database errors,easily fixed but not the point.

Have traced problem to (paid for) backup software which was recently installed.

Vendors are not much help but have disabled it for now & have been recommended a replacement.

Reverted to daily manual backups to secure online storage for now.

Trouble is that i want to ensure that no trace of old program are on server so i intend to close board tomorrow morning & rebuild server totally,hopefully back up by about dinnertime.

Sorry about this but i would rather be safe than sorry.

 

No posts etc will be lost

 

Just discoved that others are having this problem as well


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#2 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

Gotta do what you gotta do, it's the online equivalent of plugs and points :D

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#3 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:49 PM

Blimey, its one thing after another giving you grief recently. I hope things stabilise soon and you get time to stop for a cuppa.


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#4 OFFLINE   pshome

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

Before it gets lost, copy of my post on the .info server.

The offer stands.
 

Running a forum is more than taking care of the technicalities.

You need to constantly monitor the new registrations and tell the bad guys (registering as "hulul55" at 3am from china) from the good guys (TrustyRusty on sunday afternoon from a Vodafone UK IP) otherwise you will get spam posts big time. Not everybody's forum comments are up to common legal and ethical standards and it's not easy to keep this under control on a large forum like this one. These are only two of the forum admin daily chores... there are many more.

Cudos to Dave doing a great job at this! All this happens in the background and most of you guys only see the result, a clean spam free forum, but do not recognize the work behind that. I run myself 3 forum's and several car related Websites; i would never dare doing it for a place the size of AS, this is a big job!

On the technical side, i do agree with others (but don't agree with the way some here present their criticism) that Dave should accept some help.

Even a very large server and forum can be operated using opensource software reliably and safe with no costs other than the server fees.
As mentioned, doing real-time database backups is not black magic, even a redundant setup with manual or auto failover using two servers is quite possible.

I do not have the time to help actually operate AS.
I can offer to set up a reliable (pair of) systems using open source software, explain in detail the hows and why's of it and then pass on the actual operation to others. This is what i do in my job every day for much more mission critical systems, many of them that can not afford outages at all.

Dave, send me a pm if interested,

PShome


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#5 OFFLINE   daveb47

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:06 PM

This will be my last post/visit to here.

Server is paid for until 2017-05-14

Autoshite.info/fahl.us will be going down for good.

Cant take the stress anymore.

Message electric leyland if you want to take over the running of here.

Cheers

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#6 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:11 PM

Before it gets lost, copy of my post on the .info server.

The offer stands.
 

I will happily have a go if no one else is willing,  PM sent


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#7 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

I can see this place going to be honest. Real shame it has come to this. I struggled to load tai pan on a Amstrad c64 so not much help on the IT front.


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#8 OFFLINE   Stanky

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

Likewise, PM sent to Electric Leyland.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

We have 4 days...
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:18 PM

We have 4 days...

I now cannot get the A Team "build" music out of my head  :mrgreen:


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

2017-05-14

 

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#12 ONLINE   stripped fred

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

That was a bit out of the blue!
2004 VW Sharan 1.9 TDI SL - proving a very capable family wagon
1987 Toyota MR2 mk1 t-bar - currently SORN, need to use it more!

Previously...
2001 Peugeot 406 Estate GLX 2.0 Hdi - sold to a shiter
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2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4Jtd 20v SW - sold to a shiter
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#13 ONLINE   beko1987

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

So, hardcore forum/server bods - fancy showing yourselves and coming up with a good plan? Or how much is needed to pay up the current server for a while longer? I've got a tenner sat in my paypal...
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#14 ONLINE   stripped fred

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

Come on boys, we're counting on you!
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1987 Toyota MR2 mk1 t-bar - currently SORN, need to use it more!

Previously...
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1993 Vauxhall Astra mk3 1.7D - sold to a shiter
2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4Jtd 20v SW - sold to a shiter
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#15 OFFLINE   pshome

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

well... sure some funding can be collected to pay the server for another month while plans are made to keep this running on the long run.

 

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#16 OFFLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

So, who has access to a valid backup we can use to restore from then? :)


LAST OWNER WAS SON OF A BANKER

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:27 PM

I have the beginnings of a plan with Slartibartfast, update to follow. PM has been sent to Electric Leyland offering assistance.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Can't do much on practical hosting side etc (although am fairly tech savvy) but happy to stump up some funds

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

Well done Stanky. I recall from the last forum outage that both you and Slartibartfast have experience and the skills to get this going.

 

Let me know when ££ is needed and I will happily contribute to getting the server up and running, and ongoing costs where there is transparency :)


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LAST OWNER WAS SON OF A BANKER

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And if it is broke just ignore it, and maybe it'll be sort of OK...?


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:30 PM

Woah woah someone needs to co-ordinate this - admins popping up everywhere, 3 days notice and a current admin who has cut off contact

 

Man the lifeboats!



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:30 PM

So, who has access to a valid backup we can use to restore from then? :)


Was it chaseracer from the last time? I know someone else had access to it with written instructions.

How hard will it be to build an open source/free forum and dump the db in? Do these things have compatibility issues or are they universal?

Or can we slip onto a managed service where we pay x a month to exist with some faceless company ensuring everything runs fine?

Or will electric_leyland make an appearance and have any ideas? He must know how it all works, he owns the dns info

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:30 PM

Was it chaseracer from the last time? I know someone else had access to it with written instructions.

 

 

Nope, those backups were never tested and now proven to be useless :)


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LAST OWNER WAS SON OF A BANKER

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

Ah just seen the replies after I posted that.

Shout if you want me to test anything

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

From .info:
 

Ps i have spent several thousand pounds  of my own money on this forum over the years.
VFM

 
 
Then why don't you post a financial statement so we can reimburse you, which you have been repeatedly asked for?


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

Woah woah someone needs to co-ordinate this - admins popping up everywhere, 3 days notice and a current admin who has cut off contact

 

Man the lifeboats!

 

We're on it, and hope to speak with EL this evening.

 

Please PM Billy or me if you can offer constructive/practical assistance.

 

Let's do this once and do it RIGHT.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:36 PM

From .info:



Then why don't you post a financial statement so we can reimburse you, which you have been repeatedly asked for?


I thought this. Fair play, well done etc but surely the point should be that your not out of pocket?

"I say chaps, I had a bill for £600 recently to sort x out for a year, don't suppose anyone could help could they?" Then the paypal coffers would ring in because everyone knows where they stand
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

Enough about the notional previous expenses.  Let's all 

 

Jan-31-Darley-Dale-and-Wirksworth-Operat 

 

on the task at hand.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

Enough about the notional previous expenses.  Let's all 

 

http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Images/M...

 

on the task at hand.

And not jack it in :)


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:51 PM

PM sent to both Chaseracer and Cavcraft.


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