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  1. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    So, I imagine a lot of you are wondering what happened to the forum over the past 24 hours. It was definitely the longest period of downtime we have ever experienced in 2+ years. I can tell you for me it felt like ages!!!

    So what happened? Did the forum get hacked, maintenance what?

    None of the above. It just crashed.

    I was doing making some minor changes monday night, when all of a sudden I got a database error followed by a fatal error, which was odd considering I wasn't doing anything related to either.

    After looking up the error, the recommendations were to update some software on the server. I contacted the hosting company and got it updated, but it still didn't work. The best part was the error we were getting was supposedly IMPOSSIBLE in the version of server software were running :errwhat:.

    So, after spending 12+ hours trying to rebuild it, I got a new sever online, which is 50% faster than the old one and setup the site....and got the same error, but this time I was able to actually fix it!!

    :) I can honestly say the last 24 hours has felt like a week, and all I can say is....I need a beer!!!

    Cheers to everybody, and please accept my sincerest apologies for the downtime!
     
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  2. Oakle y

    Oakle y Something Something Darkside Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Thanks for the hardwork. I know for some of us we were lost.
     
  3. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    awesome thanks! I only got about 15 texts asking if the forum was working lol
     
  4. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Loll. Well now it should be even faster! :)

    *Update* The beer was good.
     
  5. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Thanks for bringing us back missed you crazy guys lol
     
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  6. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, that seemed like a helluva long down time! Cheers boss for getting it back up!
     
  7. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Now, I can get back to making improvements and adding features you guys want. I intend to add some requested features this weekend....and not crash the board :behindsofa:
     
  8. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    Instantly noticed the speed improvements when browsing on my phone.

    Thankfully it's back... I was starting to get the shakes.
     
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  9. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I actually got some work done today.
     
  10. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Why does it still say error when i click on the What's New link?