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Re: Another crash

Post by DG » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:52 pm

It has been said that some people have brains as sharp as cucumbers.
The grass is rarely greener.

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Re: Another crash

Post by Johnb » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:05 pm

Good point
To force oneself to believe and to accept something without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.

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Re: Another crash

Post by eagle » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:21 pm

Having handled a brain in the past, once, sharp is not a word that comes to mine.
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Re: Another crash

Post by tronaghan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:24 pm

Why has no-one addressed the elephant in the room. WHY DID IT CRASH AGAIN. I can safely say that the optom.com servers are the only forum servers that have crashed for longer than an hour on me in my entire Internet using life. And sofar THREE TIMES in recent memory.

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Re: Another crash

Post by eagle » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:34 pm

Russians?
Brexit?
Climate change?
Some of our fairly lights are on the blink also.
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Re: Another crash

Post by Ford Prefect » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:02 pm

DG wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:36 pm
I’d have expected a sharp legal brain to have spotted that!
I rest my case, M'lud.
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Re: Another crash

Post by michel le curie » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:08 pm

Just assumed it was because I was behind on my Virginmedia account...again.
But, I told them, Jeremy promised me free broadband.....oh, I forgot, he lost.

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Re: Another crash

Post by chinnyman » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:41 pm

How do I change my password?
Google says my password for this site has been compromised

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Re: Another crash

Post by rimlessglasses » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:30 pm

chinnyman wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:41 pm
How do I change my password?
Google says my password for this site has been compromised
User control panel, profile, edit account settings

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Re: Another crash

Post by tronaghan » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:02 pm

Ah for fuck sake, and I don't give a shit about using profanities, what kind of bloody security............ This forum is obvouusly run on crap servers. Time to bug out, bye all

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Re: Another crash

Post by jonesal2 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:41 am

tronaghan wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Ah for fuck sake, and I don't give a shit about using profanities, what kind of bloody security............ This forum is obvouusly run on crap servers. Time to bug out, bye all
Dude, I think this is a bit harsh. Running this type of forum is not a small undertaking especially when you are not getting paid for it and trying to do it on a shoestring budget. There is next to no advertising to support the cost and I expect there isn't enough funding to use high end servers with huge security features. The fact that it goes down from time to time isn't going to going to cause anyone serious harm. I think you need to just chill out a bit and cut the guy a bit of slack?

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Re: Another crash

Post by theOptom » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:42 pm

tronaghan - I find it frustrating also.

We were moved to another server, which also meant changing domain name servers (this is related to how your computer finds this site on the internet). This process usually takes 1-3 days to complete for everyone. If anyone has issues try clearing your browser cache.

It seems to have completed now. There was approx 2 days of lost data.

Whilst researching other web hosts it seems there are pros/cons (e.g. cPanel, frequency of backups, if they help with the migration process or not, one click software installs, eco-friendly etc). Our current host has been carbon neutral since I joined them (which was rarer back then but now more common). I have contacted ecohosting.co.uk which seem pretty good. It's not possible to say what a new service would be like however. I was thinking of conducting a poll so members can choose the host. That way if it goes wrong...... :wink:

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

(as a side note, the latest version of this forum software is a little annoying as it does not allow direct backups. Apparently this is for security reasons. It has to be backed up to the server first, then I have to download it, which doubles the server load. Approx site/database backup is 900MB)
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Re: Another crash

Post by MTP » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:50 pm

Still seems incredibly sluggish. I know that the recommendation for DNS server changes is 1-3 days, in my experience, of late, though, it's rarely more than 12 hours.

The failure rate does seem very high, who is the current host?

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Re: Another crash

Post by theOptom » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:24 pm

You work 20 years paying off a mortgage to a bank who created the money they lent you out of thin air. Debt is the modern day slavery. There is a better way: Watch this Video

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Re: Another crash

Post by MTP » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:29 pm

The problem is they all can kind of look as good as each other.

For reliability I wonder if it'd be worth looking at Azure or AWS?

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