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« on: April 07, 2020, 04:59:41 pm »

Edoropolis.org has been down for about a week now!

Almost everything is back online now. Thanks for your patience. I'll post a reply in the coming days with more details.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 09:14:11 pm »

Thanks for the fix Purrcat - hope things are OK for you.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 12:08:20 pm »

Yay, it's back! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 01:57:23 pm »

Again I thought the page was gone for good... So glad to log in again. Take care everybody!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 05:56:22 am »

Thanks for the fix! For a couple years now, I had been getting database errors most of the time I tried to access EE, and then it went down completely, as you noted, Now it seems to be working fine! Thanks!  Speedy Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 07:32:58 am »

A couple of weeks ago, the datacenter where the Edoropolis.org server was located, performed maintenance on its power cabling. This necessitated a server powerdown. The maintenance itself took a whole lot longer than I would have anticipated: some 8 hours instead of one or two that I'd expected.
So far so good: the server powered on again and everything seemed fine.

However, sometimes harddrives that have been running for (a couple of) years do not particularly like a poweroff. This was the case with the Edoropolis.org server: not one but all disks failed within a couple of days after the power maintenance. I noticed read errors and hangs, attempted to move data to disks I thought were unaffected, only to be met with more read errors and the two disks that had seemed fine also starting to produce errors as well.

All this wasn't helped by the fact that I wasn't at home, working through a very slow and unstable WiFi network. The whole SARS-COV-2 (corona) situation made me reluctant to make a trip to the datacenter. So I configured a cloud service to temporarily host Edoropolis.org and restored the last working backup - which was made only days prior, just before the power maintenance - to it.

Then my laptop fell from the couch, shattering its display. Nice! So I had to continue restoring and configuring using my phone. That was annoying to say the least haha...

So that's what happened and why it took so long to get everything back up and running.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 07:35:02 am »

Weird, I never - at least not in the last (couple of) year(s) - encountered database errors and I don't quite understand why one wouldn't be able to connect to the forums either.

If this happens for you again, can you please mail me? The address is purrcat@edoropolis.org . I'd really appreciate it, thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 11:05:41 am »

The forums have been migrated from the temporary server back to the usual one, which now has a couple of new SSD drives. If you encounter any errors, please let me know on the forums or via purrcat@edoropolis.org . Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 08:48:00 pm »

The forums have been migrated from the temporary server back to the usual one, which now has a couple of new SSD drives. If you encounter any errors, please let me know on the forums or via purrcat@edoropolis.org . Thanks!

Yay, thanks Purrcat! Grin
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