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Postby admin » Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:32 am

We are working on rebuilding things after our outage this afternoon. More details to follow. Please post NEW errors you run across in this forum.

All post after 2am 11/16/2004 were lost, sorry.

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Postby DVD Burner » Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:35 am

Kudos to the Admins.

Excellent job.


Very busy people you be. :D :wink:
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Postby Rian Jackson » Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:46 am

soooooo confused. in one spot it says BEFORE 2:00, in another AFTER.
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Postby thinkcooper » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:20 am

Thanks for the repairs. The last thread I was active in lost two pages of entries from yesterday (11-16-04) afternoon.

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=7610

Will those missing pages be able to restored?
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Postby thinkcooper » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:22 am

I guess the missing post in the thread referenced above were created after 2am GMT...
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Postby Rian Jackson » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:38 am

Hi Everyone-

We suffered a catastrophic server failure at about 5:30pm Tuesday night. Spanky and Ra have put another machine in place and have restored some basic services, including most of the web site, the image gallery, and the e-playa. There may still be glitches in the services that are up, but we're on the road to recovery.

They had to restore from our previous night's backup, which happened at about 2:00am Tues morning, so any changes to any files that happened on Tuesday were lost.

This means we lost all the new topics and posts between 2am Tues and 4:30 am Wed, when they were able to get a replacement server up. We deeply regret the loss of dialogue.

Big thanks to Spanky & Ra for staying up all night dealing with this.


that was Technopatra in the announcements thread.

Seriously, though, it's kinda funny. we create art that's meant to be temporary and a city which burns after a matter of days.

i think it's ok for our conversational art to be ephemeral every now and again, too.

YAY ADMINS!!!
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Postby technopatra » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:58 am

thinkcooper wrote:Thanks for the repairs. The last thread I was active in lost two pages of entries from yesterday (11-16-04) afternoon.

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=7610

Will those missing pages be able to restored?


I am afraid not. The whole server went kaput, so all we had left was the backup. If the data on the dead server is recoverable at all, by the time it gets recovered all the threads will have moved on, and I'm not sure how we could add them back in without overwriting everything that's been posted since.

Bummer for us, esp when there is no one to blame. Stupid server.

On a personal note, I am especially saddened by the loss of the discussion around the "we have a dream" petition, which I thought was terrifically engaging. Sigh.
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Postby GuinivereElise » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:15 pm

it's not a huge problem.... but thought I'd let you know anyway:

some of the avatars refuse to show, while some of them are fine.

anyone else having this problem?
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Postby technopatra » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:22 pm

I haven't gotten any other complaints about avatars, but it's certainly possible some got cluged. Have you tried re-uploading your avatar image?
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Postby GuinivereElise » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:29 pm

technopatra wrote:I haven't gotten any other complaints about avatars, but it's certainly possible some got cluged. Have you tried re-uploading your avatar image?

I'll definitely try...

it's interesting: this post is the first time I've been able to see YOUR avatar, my dear...

(and thanks for all your hard hard work... I bought you a drink in the bar...)
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Postby GuinivereElise » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:30 pm

well, that helped, for sure.

Thanks, Techno. You RAWK!
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Postby regynalonglank » Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:51 pm

thank you for working so hard to make a place where we can be with each other. you guys and gals are the best!

ps - i am secretly glad my new thread got deleted. it had served its purpose, and now it belongs to the universe :)
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Postby Sandwichman » Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:16 am

Rian Jackson wrote:Seriously, though, it's kinda funny. we create art that's meant to be temporary and a city which burns after a matter of days.

i think it's ok for our conversational art to be ephemeral every now and again, too.


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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:34 am

Thanks Spanky, Ra, and TechnoPatra for your successful efforts. In my experience, your technology has been more reliable than most.

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Postby technopatra » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:00 pm

GuinivereElise wrote:
technopatra wrote:I haven't gotten any other complaints about avatars, but it's certainly possible some got cluged. Have you tried re-uploading your avatar image?

I'll definitely try...

it's interesting: this post is the first time I've been able to see YOUR avatar, my dear...

(and thanks for all your hard hard work... I bought you a drink in the bar...)


You are totally welcome. Thanks for the drink!
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Postby spanky » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:55 pm

Thanks for your kind words everyone! We're still not at 100%, but we're definitely into the "loose ends" part.

Unfortunately posts missing from 2:00 PST 11/16/2004 will not be restored. We may increase the databse backup frequency to twice a day, depending on the perceived load increase on the server.

Take care and we'll see each other at next year's on-playa Meet-n-Greet!

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Postby DVD Burner » Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:13 pm

Eplayans need to get together to takethe admins out some time.
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Postby pinemom » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:17 am

strange thing today....missing posts? lots of them!
Or are we cleaning up last yrs to make way for this yrs?
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Postby spectabillis » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:09 pm

missing posts?
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Postby emily sparkle » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:58 am

i haven't been cleaning anything up and i don't think anyone is tinkering around under the hood. can you give us an example of where you think there are posts that have gone missing? what thread(s), etc? are they your posts that are missing? we've been cleaning commerce posts as always, but nothing else...
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Postby jkisha » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:00 am

I think you should stop worrying about lost posts and UPGRADE THE SOFTWARE (available as a FREE download) and get a new SERVER so that the chances of this happening again are greatly reduced. Three day outage? Get real.

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Postby Da Mule » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:00 am

They've been worrying about lost posts for the last 4 years? Someone should tell MDMF007 about this.
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Postby Boijoy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:18 am

schwew.. I was having with drawls. I was just about to call my shrink.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:33 am

Did they change something?

For some reason it feels greasier here than it was 3 days ago.
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Postby Sham » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:57 pm

I think this went down on Sunday night. It would have been the "right thing" to post a message on the home page of BM to let people know what was happening. For one on the most imaginative groups in the world, this was far from it.
This would have been a 4-5 day outage.
I really hope someone can relay what the problem was with the server.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:32 pm

Shambala, I think you'll find that the llc is typically tone deaf to those sorts of nuances.
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Re: ePlaya is back!

Postby Bob » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:43 am

Nice improvements in the latest upgrade, I'd give it three out of five insipid smilies.

Any chance of enabling auto-reply for PMs?
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