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Discussion in 'Announcements & Feedback' started by ChevyFan, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Hi Everyone,

    Just to keep everyone up to date.

    1) The websites crashed just around midnight last night central time.
    2) The problem occured from the webhost moving the files on the server w/o moving the database!
    3) They then blamed me, even though they created a Frankenstein network of database links and etc.

    Sorry for the downtime. It looks like everything is backed up properly and I had a backup from 5 PM last night.

    I am actively looking for a Virtual Private Server.

    Steve
     
  2. Bruce_B

    Bruce_B Rockstar

    Take a look at http://pair.com/

    They aren't the cheapest but they are the best. I'm not sure about forums sites though. When I started using them years ago they didn't allow forums but they probably do now. An e-mail to them would answer that and tell you which plan would work best for you. Their tech staff knows their stuff too. I've used a lot of web hosts and I've never seen one better.
     
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    We'll see. I am downloading my entire site via FTP right now. It's good to have a backup. We may be looking for a change pretty soon and I may/may not have something lined up. :neutral:
     
  4. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Thats where I come in. :wink: 80GB of raw space comin' up. :great:
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2007
  5. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    So I think I'll be OK I had a support group all lined up for us. Was going to bring some blank "Victim Impact" statements with me.
     
  6. Flatman

    Flatman Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    I was all running around the office this morning screaming:

    "GMTRUCKCLUB.COM is down! GMTRUCKCLUB.COM is down! GMTRUCKCLUB.COM is down!"
     
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Well, no promises, but there may be a surprise tonight or tomorrow morning. We'll see.

    You think YOU were freaking out. I've got people depending on me to keep this thing up and running.
     
  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    My I submit exibit "A". Flatman was truely border line cracking. I will send you a "Victim impact" statement. Did your symtoms include flapping your arms?
     
  9. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Oh Goody! Oh Goody! I like surprises!
     
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    The backup from my 6 years with my web host is taking a LONG time. It's been running for 6 hours now and it's still got hours to go. It's a full FTP download of everything I've ever put up there.

    I think I have found a soultion. We'll see how long it takes to implement.
     

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