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Author Topic: Coffee Shop forum - server crashed, major disruption - 2 April 2018  (Read 2683 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2018, 09:16:11 am »

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)
My neighbour is a keen photographer and local historian.  The hard disk on her 7 year old computer failed and we found that her last (partial) backup was 2 years previously.  I managed to use recovery tools to restore all 195GB of data.  I am not sure if she is now using the backup procedure that I set up for her.
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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2018, 09:51:16 am »

I'll add my vote of appreciation of all the hard work that goes into keeping this place running.

On another note, I've just worked out (I think) that the 16 jours in the thread title do not relate to days spent in France but hours!

Day return to Infinity, please.
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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2018, 10:49:32 am »

Link farm  Grin   ... I think I have more or less restored the following domains.   Moved from 32 to 64 bit o/s, at a new I address (so some may take a few hours to click in for you at ) and done some tidying up.   There remain some dusty old domains to restore and a number of things to test, correct, etc ...

Please help publicise any of these ;-) ...

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2018, 03:54:08 am »

....and thanks from me as well.  Think the spellchecker needs a bit of a boost though.... Wink

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

I told you earlier the smell checker needed an update... Tongue Wink

On another note, I've just worked out (I think) that the 16 jours in the thread title do not relate to days spent in France but hours!

With my own thanks also to grahame, for his incredible work behind the scenes in rebuilding the Coffee Shop forum from the ruins, so to speak - I've also taken this opportunity to update and clarify the heading of this particular topic - purely for ease of future reference.  Wink

Not that anything like this will ever happen again, obviously / hopefully!  Shocked

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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2018, 10:34:58 am »

Not that anything like this will ever happen again, obviously / hopefully! 

Do you mean the server crashing or Grahams inaccurate spelling?

Hopefully not the former, but the latter is guaranteed!
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