Sayaka

BACK UP! 15th September 2011

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Hi guys

 

So sorry for the downtime this week. It's a long story, but basically the database was corrupted when the host decided to move server. We had 5 minutes notice of the move. The host hadn't made a recent backup, and I'm afraid the only one available was for May 2011.

 

So it's a "back in time" board I'm afraid - anyone who's signed up since May will need to do so again....all topics since May are lost forever...feel free to make new ones though :)

 

Please let me know if you notice anything screwy :)

 

This one's been a marathon.

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YAY! :celebrate: Well done for getting the board back up :clap:

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HOORAH we're back! :celebrate:

 

Thanks for getting us up and running again.

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Thank you for your hard work in getting the board back up and running. It's sad that several months of threads/posts are lost though. :(

 

I registered around May 22, so I've had to register again. I should have registered in April when I first found this board!

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Well done and thank you to everyone in getting the board back up :celebrate:

 

While I'm a bit disappointed about losing four months worth of threads/posts, I'm happy that it's back up as I missed chatting over here.

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I was *this* close to doing an entirely clean install, so the lost of four months is nothing by comparison ;)

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Thank you so much for sorting it out. You and Sal are awesome :D.

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Phew I thought the board had gone forever :celebrate:

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Thanks for working so hard to get the board back up. :) I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms. laugh.gif

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Thanks for all you've done. :celebrate:

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Well done and thank you to everyone in getting the board back up :celebrate:

 

While I'm a bit disappointed about losing four months worth of threads/posts, I'm happy that it's back up as I missed chatting over here.

 

Was just about to post the exact same thing as you.

 

Glad it's back up. Thanks for working so hard to get it back.

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I was *this* close to doing an entirely clean install, so the lost of four months is nothing by comparison ;)

Crikey! I think a loss of 4 months is a small price to pay! Thanks for your hard work! Hope you haven't go too much of a headache ;)

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Fantastic news that we're back. :D Thanks for working so hard on it! :)

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A BIG pat on the back for getting it all back and as said: 4 months is a small price to pay!

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Phew, I was getting worried! Thanks for the hard work getting it back online.

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Thanks again for all the hard work and stress of the last few days. :):bowdown:

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It's so nice to be back! Thanks for all the hard work, dudes :hug:

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Thanks for all your help in getting us back up and running. :bowdown:

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So sorry for the downtime this week. It's a long story, but basically the database was corrupted when the host decided to move server. We had 5 minutes notice of the move. The host hadn't made a recent backup, and I'm afraid the only one available was for May 2011.

I'm amazed that they can actually do that. If it were me, I'd back up the database first, then copy the database so that if the copy were corrupted the original would still be there, and I'd only delete the original when the copy on the new server was proved to be correct. That is the way we did things when I was working for a large international bank, where losing a database could cost the firm a large amount of money, and that is the way it should always be done.

 

Thank you for your efforts in getting back what you could. It is appreciated.

 

 

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Thanks so much Gaynor and Sal, you're both troopers! :D

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