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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2009, 05:04:20 PM »
Thanks for the heads up :P
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2009, 07:07:22 PM »
thanks man for the heads up

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2009, 07:11:58 PM »
I seem to have missed the worst of it, as it only kicked in just as I was going out for the day...
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2009, 09:22:26 PM »
Works fine for me

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2009, 09:31:08 PM »
Very nice job all. I fell asleep shortly after it went down, so I got to see metallica48423 in action so to speak lol.

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2009, 06:03:12 AM »
I couldn't access the server for a good few hours yesterday afternoon UK time. I tried to find an alternative download source, including finding your mirrors in a Google cached page of your download page, but since they are under simplemachines.org domain they didn't work either!

Might it be worth having truly alternative download locations so this doesn't happen again?

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2009, 06:46:24 AM »
Might it be worth having truly alternative download locations so this doesn't happen again?

I think what needs to be worked out there is frequency of occurrence vs the cost.

The downtime was a very short period really, the developers were on it pretty sharpish. That's their spare time for which they don't get paid as it's all free. For that they are applauded. Running back up sites elsewhere would mean more spare time out the window. For the amount of times this sort of thing happens, it might not be worth it. The SMF support is superior to many a paid system.

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2009, 06:59:12 AM »
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2009, 05:52:25 PM »
Ah! Nice job overall!

Funnily enough my ISP had a problem around the same time (leaving me with no internet connection). Shortly after the problem seemed solved, simplemachines.org was not loading... So while thinking to a few nice words for the same ISP, I turned to play some single-player RPG instead.
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2009, 07:53:15 PM »
I couldn't access the server for a good few hours yesterday afternoon UK time. I tried to find an alternative download source, including finding your mirrors in a Google cached page of your download page, but since they are under simplemachines.org domain they didn't work either!

Might it be worth having truly alternative download locations so this doesn't happen again?

I do have a copy of our publically usable mirrors file setup on my site. It links to our download mirrors.
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July 5 2009 Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2009, 02:43:56 PM »
July 5 2009

I'm getting this right now is there something else going on?

Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2009, 02:57:00 PM by KirkhamsEbooks »

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2009, 03:00:38 PM »
July 5 2009

I'm getting this right now is there something else going on?

Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

If you are getting this here on simplemachines.org, then please send an email to info@simplemachines.org

If this is happening on your forum, then please open a support topic.
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2009, 09:39:17 AM »
Works Fine

Shouldn't the backup site be closed now?
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2009, 03:48:38 PM »
Works Fine

Shouldn't the backup site be closed now?

There's a back up site? o.o
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2009, 03:55:05 PM »
Works Fine

Shouldn't the backup site be closed now?

There's a back up site? o.o

Yes there is but it's only used when the main site has problems like the SQL database server going down.
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2009, 04:04:55 PM »
Oh, where can I find this link?
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2009, 04:06:57 PM »
Oh, where can I find this link?

IIRC, http://www.simplemachinesforum.com or something like that.

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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
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Re: Server downtime July 2nd
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2009, 04:58:27 PM »
http://www.simplemachinesforum.org

Thank you.  Just a question: Will we have to sign up again once it is re-opened?
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