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Author Topic: Coffee Shop forum - server crashed, major disruption - 2 April 2018  (Read 1703 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2018, 06:29:47 am »

I am planning to rebuild PHP to include Jpeg generation once again - overnight tonight - which will allow a return of the disruption map at the top of these pages.
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 07:34:41 am »

Thanks for all your hard work Graham
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2018, 09:04:21 am »

Can I echo all the others and say thank you for all the hard work sticking it back together.

I liked the Western Region timetable. If the current GWR put out similar with Gratuitous on the bottom it would probably be taken as an insult by the travelling public.
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2018, 10:05:07 am »

Likewise, excellent to see everything back.
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2018, 11:07:31 am »

Thanks for all you do to keep this site running.  Well done on getting it back and operational so swiftly after such a major problem.  "more servers than usual requiring repairs"?  Undecided
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 03:29:23 pm »

Thanks for all your hard work. Glad to see it working again.

Pedant mode alert.
If it all goes wrong, surely that is  PEAR shaped and not PAIR shaped Smiley

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2018, 06:14:47 pm »

Thanks for all your hard work. Glad to see it working again.

Pedant mode alert.
If it all goes wrong, surely that is  PEAR shaped and not PAIR shaped Smiley

As always, a fruitful interjection.
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2018, 06:40:00 pm »

I told you earlier the smell checker needed an update... Tongue Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 09:34:29 pm »

If it all goes wrong, surely that is  PEAR shaped and not PAIR shaped Smiley

If grahame is rebuilding PHP, then PEAR-shaped is absolutely right...

(sorry, terrible geek joke)

I had an vicarious heart-in-mouth moment when reading the holding page for the "unplanned downtime": absolutely the one thing no sysadmin ever wants to happen, and I know the feeling of scrabbling wildly to find what, if anything, still works. I think we all owe grahame a lot of very large drinks.
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 10:34:39 pm »

Worst nightmare ever a HDD crash, had one on my own PC end of last year luckily it was the Windoz operating HDD my files are on other SSD now the operating system is on a SSD.

So i have a lot of empathy Graham ................... thanks for all the hard work you do keeping this message board online  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 11:15:44 pm »

Worst nightmare ever a HDD crash, had one on my own PC end of last year luckily it was the Windoz operating HDD my files are on other SSD now the operating system is on a SSD.

I had the same happen - though I used the SSD for the system, so I lost my data and the last backup copy was a couple of weeks back. Having replaced it (I'm not convinced the SSD is any less fallible) it struck me that having two drives provides a way of doing a simple extra backup. I have a process that I run each night (pending a bit of upgrading) to copy the most recent stuff from each drive to the other one.
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2018, 11:41:37 pm »

Worst nightmare ever a HDD crash, had one on my own PC end of last year luckily it was the Windoz operating HDD my files are on other SSD now the operating system is on a SSD.

So i have a lot of empathy Graham ................... thanks for all the hard work you do keeping this message board online  Smiley


I had my HDD crash in 2010 and lost 3-6 months of photos plus other stuff after my last back up. I learnt my lesson and now back up weekly (Although Windows thinks I should be doing it daily)
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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2018, 05:52:11 am »

Many MANY thanks for all the messages of support; "incident" map on the top of the site is back. The click through for individual stations is not - last major backup was done during that work and so that needs to be re-completed.  I will probably re-factor but that's a significant amount of time against returns to other sites I need to work on today.
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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2018, 07:08:32 am »

I think we all owe grahame a lot of very large drinks.

I bought him a half of cider yesterday.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2018, 07:44:05 am »

I think we all owe grahame a lot of very large drinks.

I bought him a half of cider yesterday.  Grin

Thank you Bob - how appropriate that we have a "like" button on these pages!
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