Techspot is back!

By Per Hansson ยท 18 replies
Jun 8, 2004
  1. Techspot is finally back after a few days of downtime. The restore of our server took more time than expected due to a failure of our RAID-1 mirror a few months ago that went unnoticed, so we had to restore from tape backups instead...

    We are now running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which will hopefully bring some speed improvements when compared to our previous ancient Red Hat v7.3 OS.

    No data should have been lost since the site went down however. We continue to have some minor MySQL errors but those will be ironed out one after another over the day. So head into our forums and continue your discussions!

    It's good to be back!
  2. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    :wave: Welcome Back Tech Spot!:wave:
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    No doubt. You don't realize how much you miss certain things until you can't get to them. Welcome back.:)
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I'll second that. Sure glad it's back up.
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    A, nice to see the backup in place.

    Though I seem to have lost a bit of posts... Luckily most of them werent' replies which helped the person out (from what I remember).

    So the only problem I see is that there were a couple of threads which were created before the backup came online, which is gone. I just hope the people who posted them will re-post them if their problem wasn't resolved before they disappeared.
    Maybe have a little one-liner about why some new threads are gone? (Those after crash, before backup being restored)
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    I third the comment, glad TS is back!
  8. digge

    digge TS Rookie

    Good job everyone, and especially Per, i know youve been up late to get stuff up and running again...

  9. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 249

    I missed it! It was like my 3rd home ;)
  10. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Welcome back, TS has been missed.
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Just don't jump up and down too hard or it may break again ! ;)
  12. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    For those who are too lazy to join our IRC Channel (Cough link in the meeting spot), Per Hansson worked his backend off on working with this issue. I'm sure Julio had his hands full, and a few other people as well (Including those at theplanet, TS's host).

    At least from a user's point of view.. special thanks to everyone who put their efforts in, heart, soul, blood, dirty socks and underwear, and firstborn children. Great to see the backups worked, but best to see everything back in order. :)
  13. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Yeah, Thank You Per and Julio for getting everything back up! :grinthumb
  14. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Good work guys.
    Glad its back up. I've had to post at other forums to help with the withdrawl :eek:
  15. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,959   +217

    Thnx, and thank you for the help you've given me with all my questions to you ;-)

    Thanks Goalie, I would like to thank everyone in the IRC channel that was able to answer all my strange an *****ic questions ;-)

    I would also like to thank Wizzard from, he has given me some very good help!

    Also the guys in #apache and #perl on was of great help too!
  16. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Well done Per, Julio and any others who worked on this issue.
  17. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,674   +990

    Per should get all the credit, really. The Planet was helpful too and I mostly spent time configuring the actual site once all the dirty job had already been done by Per.
  18. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    Thanks Per ;) We really missed the place.

    * Looks around *

    Home sweet home :D
  19. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Other than a few people MIA, looks like we're up with EVERYTHIGN still.

    Oh, and Julio, you do enough to keep things running you deserve a pat on the back anyway. ;)

    Now if I can just get ya to change the front page IRC thread link... (/me ducks)

    Honestly, thanks to everyone involved for the work, and look forward to more times in the realms of both the forums and IRC.
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