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freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby modman » 28 Jun 2009, 17:42

but FSB will be back soon:

...faster servers
...unlimited bandwith
...more electronic action
...more degooping
...better information interfacing (at last!)
...more wiki development
...more community interaction :thumbsup

We have somehow manage to miss celebrating freestompboxes.org 2nd birthday on June 17th but was too busy myself. Catching up now...

thanks for your patience.

ps don't know how long this message will be readable, because will have to close down the forum for smooth backuping.
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby Scruffie » 28 Jun 2009, 17:46

Noooo but also yessssss, life without FSB for a small amount of time... i'l have to go back to having some sort of normal social life... we talking a few days or a week or 2 or when it's done it's done.
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby JiM » 05 Jul 2009, 00:38

Hourra, FSB is back !
Thanks to modman, who worked hard for several days to get the forum back online ! :applause:

I read the whole story there : http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse ... =485829751
I think that the indelicate ISP deserves a good ol' internet bashing, to let the people know how little they know about what is legal and what is not, and how disrespectful of their customers they are. :horsey:
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby modman » 05 Jul 2009, 01:18

can I reply without getting SQL errors now?
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby modman » 05 Jul 2009, 01:24

:thumbsup
Well ok then,....

[smilie=sorry.gif] to the people who planned on building something over the last few days...
[smilie=a_goodjob.gif] for your patience... and
[smilie=thefinger.gif] to a certain unnamed hosting company...

http://www.myspace.com/freestompboxes has been set up as a notice board in case anything like this happens again...

Any bugs around, let me know.

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Re: going down for backups...

Postby station » 05 Jul 2009, 04:27

hilarious:

LiveChat: Welcome to Chickenhosting live chat, my name is Fiona, please hold for a moment, I am reviewing your question.
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johan: Yes, please let me know exactly why I have been deactivated?
LiveHelp: We are not handle for terminate your account that against our AUP.
johan: What does that mean?

wow! Fiona is so helpful! I wish all infobots could be like her!
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby madbean » 05 Jul 2009, 04:29

jesus, what a bunch of dorks. at least they gave you a refund.
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby gght » 05 Jul 2009, 05:54

Wonder if we ALL send an email or two, to said hosting "service", how they would like that!???

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Re: going down for backups...

Postby celadine » 05 Jul 2009, 06:20

Yayyy! Glad yer back. Fingers crossed...
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby rocklander » 05 Jul 2009, 07:11

wow.. I'm sorry, but that ISP sounds like a cunch of bunts. welcome back fsb! screw the AUP!
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby bajaman » 05 Jul 2009, 09:03

hi guys and gals :hug:
great news - been suffering withdrawal symptoms over the last few days - thanks Johan for all the hard work in keeping this fantastic forum alive and kicking :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Re: going down for backups...

Postby lolbou » 05 Jul 2009, 16:00

I was literally starving... Hope we're back for good now! :horsey: :horsey:
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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby modman » 05 Jul 2009, 16:49

lolbou wrote:I was literally starving... Hope we're back for good now! :horsey: :horsey:


The fact is that I've download a full backup of the website to my harddisk and my USB keyring, so we will never go away. I wasn't expecting the new host to drop us so fast, just into the weekend. We are now rehosted to a second new host.

In fact the copy that started on this server is still sitting on the old one. The bottom line is that a hosting company can and will drop you like a brick if they think you're too hot too handle.

I guess this is how you learn about proper backuping etc, I was lucky because while backuping from the old server to my harddisk, that one went down too (until the next day) and for a while I had lost 50% of the data. luckily the old server came back online.

For now, we are fine, I hope we've had our little GFOS 'Get up, Get down' for this month... :mrgreen:

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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby modman » 05 Jul 2009, 22:31

Yeah, we got down some more...
Update to 3.0.5 which was a mess was complete by completely reinstalling the forum software from almost scratch. Still these bugs - you cannot start a new thread, moderators cannot move...

Found the fix earlier, but had to update to 3.0.5 before the SQL patch could be installed.
I'll try to keep it short.

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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby analogguru » 06 Jul 2009, 00:33

"Never touch a running system...." :wink:

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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby diggum12 » 06 Jul 2009, 04:47

Hey I feel for you Johan. I work in IT and SQL is my least favorite monster. I hate it.

We once went an entire weekend without our database (I work at a bank!) and it was not pretty. The backup tapes were locked in a vault that was on a timer that wouldn't open until Monday morning. So that was only half the battle.

Once we could get into the vault, then we had to start restoring the backups and hoped we had a good one! It was good, but I was never so nervous.
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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby culturejam » 06 Jul 2009, 13:27

backups: frequently and fully

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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby RnFR » 06 Jul 2009, 14:39

is it just me, or is it way faster now?
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Re: freestompboxes is back for REAL! (were down for backups...)

Postby modman » 06 Jul 2009, 15:04

RnFR wrote:is it just me, or is it way faster now?

Posting is much faster than it ever was, at least since the last fixes (12h ago)....

analogguru wrote:"Never touch a running system...." :wink:
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