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Old November 27th, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Many of you probably noticed the message boards were down for quite some time starting last night. I'm still assessing the cause, and suspect it may be hardware related. Some additional downtime may result. I'll try to minimize the impact.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Many of you probably noticed the message boards were down for quite some time starting last night. I'm still assessing the cause, and suspect it may be hardware related. Some additional downtime may result. I'll try to minimize the impact.
They always tell you about all the benefits and features of moving to a new server. They always forget to mention all the problems and issues that may arise until the new system is stabilized, if it ever is. BTW, why did you need to change servers? I am guessing you had no choice in the matter.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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They always tell you about all the benefits and features of moving to a new server. They always forget to mention all the problems and issues that may arise until the new system is stabilized, if it ever is. BTW, why did you need to change servers? I am guessing you had no choice in the matter.
Actually, it's even worse. I didn't get a new server. My hosting company was bought out by another outfit a year or two ago. They decided to close the datacenter where my machine was. After a failed effort to migrate it to a virtual server, they informed me that they were physically moving my three-year-old machine to a new data center.

A new faster server with a new company is coming soon though.
Lots of work to do the migration, but at least there won't be much downtime as I can do the switch on my schedule, not theirs. I like to migrate about every three or four years anyway, just to get off the aging hardware.

Edited to add: Forgot to tie that in to this weekend's issue. I never did figure out what caused the problem. A hard reboot fixed it as far as I can tell, but it did corrupt a couple of minor database tables, which is what caused the message board errors until I fixed them. Why is it that anything that goes wrong has to happen while I'm on the road?
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Old November 28th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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...... Why is it that anything that goes wrong has to happen while I'm on the road?
it's something to do with Murphy's Law and it's corollary, but i'm sure it's even worse than that
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Old November 28th, 2011, 06:17 PM
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and you thought you was just relaxin' over the Thanksgiving Holiday season...
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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it's something to do with Murphy's Law and it's corollary, but i'm sure it's even worse than that
Murphy's Law! You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 10:05 AM
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I noticed something was amiss with access to the site for a short period of time there. The possibility of modification or maintainance of some type crossed my mind.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Ken, you explanation of the situation might just have well have been in another language as I am severely tech challenged. But it does seem like a good opportunity to again express my gratitude for your site and efforts. I think your efforts aren't appreciated enough by many of us.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Ken, you explanation of the situation might just have well have been in another language as I am severely tech challenged. But it does seem like a good opportunity to again express my gratitude for your site and efforts. I think your efforts aren't appreciated enough by many of us.
Jason - translation for you:

It's broke!
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It's broke!
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