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Title: Apologies for recent outage
Post by: Alan on February 22, 2017, 06:51:08 pm
I am afraid I had a bit of disaster on the server this web site runs on.  Halfway through yesterday afternoon, I did something the prevented the overall system from booting.  The only way I could recover was to get the hosting company to clean the disk so I could start again.

Fortunately I have been meticulous with a backup regime, so I was able to go back and retrieve the database from the back-up taken early yesterday morning, along with all the attachments and also retrieve all the software that it takes to run this site from backups taken every few weeks.

I am almost finished restoring everything.  As you see at the top of the page there are still some problems with airhockey and chat, and I am pretty sure the football is not working yet also.  It may take me until sometime tomorrow to get those back to working too.

One think I will NOT be restoring is the 17 GB of media files that we have on melinda.  I do have them at home , but it would take for ever to upload them to the machine that runs this site, and I am pretty sure very little use is made of them at the moment. It also means that I was paying extra to store them at the site, something as I close the business I no longer want to do.

If anyone really does want them , contact me privately and I will find a way to put them on an SD card and send them through the post.

Sorry again for the disruption, and bear with me whilst I sort out the other little niggling issues along the way

Title: Re: Apologies for recent outage
Post by: Desiree on February 26, 2017, 06:02:48 pm
Backups save the day!  hehe, computer backups this time.
Title: Re: Apologies for recent outage
Post by: Jena on March 20, 2017, 08:51:42 am
Thanks for everything that you do to keep up this site, Alan. :bighug