Recent Downtime

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Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:00 pm

Sorry about the recent downtime guys. Please see the announcement/main page announcement for more information.

Please post any comments/issues/questions that you may have here in this thread.

Thanks!
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:09 pm

The outage was unexpected.. It seems to be working now. Thanks for all the hard work in bringing it back from the dead.

One minor request, any future upgrades, please give advance notice so we don't think the worst has happened to SF such as hostile governemt takeover, hacking or DOS attacks, etc. Thanks.
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:12 pm

Tech has a point, from some of the messages, I thought Spudfiles had become the victim of a DOS attack.
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:40 pm

saefroch wrote:Tech has a point, from some of the messages, I thought Spudfiles had become the victim of a DOS attack.
Yeah, especially the "exceeded MAX_USERS" one. I have no idea who would do the to spudfiles, but...

It also seems that the forum global announcement now "does not exist" when clicked on.
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ramses wrote: It also seems that the forum global announcement now "does not exist" when clicked on.
It's located on the Main Page, clicking the link to the actual announcement wont work.
Sorry for the downtime folks, I had the SpudFiles server upgraded to prevent some of the recent memory and database errors we were having. In order to do this, SpudFiles had to be moved from 1 server to another. During the upgrade however, some things went wrong and the migration had to be redone.

Please let me know if anyone notices anything wrong! If you see something, please start a thread in Website Discussion.

Thank you!
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Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:46 am

No need to reply to my theopia post then.
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Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:20 am

Thanks, I also agree with Tech though. If the site is going to be offline, we should be notified before hand.
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Gun Freak wrote:Thanks, I also agree with Tech though. If the site is going to be offline, we should be notified before hand.
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I concur as well. I thought the swat team was coming, so I had to hide all my cannons outside!!
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Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:06 am

Trust me guys, if I could have gave warning/a message I would have. The server move was out of desperation, as myself nor my host could keep SpudFiles online. When you guys were receiving the error messages, I was unable to redirect pages to a "down" message. The server upgrade was unplanned.

Sorry for the scare! Anytime I plan work on SpudFiles that will disable access, I give notice.
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Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:54 am

PC, might I suggest some sort of email notification? So if SF has to go down rapidly for a emergency server change or something, a bot will send out an email to all users and say "We're sorry for the scare but Spudfiles has encountered an emergency server change. We hope to be back online soon!" Or something along those lines?
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Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:10 am

Some down time is not something that needs to scare people, the government has much better things to do than tracking down a couple dozen hobbyists :lol:
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Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:15 am

Gun Freak wrote:If the site is going to be offline, we should be notified before hand.
Why? PCGUY gives us a place to freely use almost everyday of the year. If it's down for maintainance for a few days....what's the big deal? It not like the threads discussed here are a matter of National Security and must continue without interruption.
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velocity3x wrote: It not like the threads discussed here are a matter of National Security and must continue without interruption.
Thats true. That is very true.
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warhead052 wrote:
velocity3x wrote: It not like the threads discussed here are a matter of National Security and must continue without interruption.
Thats true. That is very true.
Once again, I concur, and would like to say thanks for such a great site !! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! :D :D :D
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