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emmzee
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:52 pm     Post subject: Server troubles: Here we go again! Reply with quote

Lately the server that hosts dosgames.com (among other sites, like play.vg and dosgamesonline.com) has been struggling. Yes, again. My only options ATM are:

a) Get rid of some of the sites on the server (not a good option)

b) Buy even MORE memory (a good temporary solution but not great; if I buy more, I will be at the absolute maximum allowed for this RAQ4; if later I need still more I'm really screwed b/c I'll have wasted the money on the RAM cuz I'll have to move the server anyways)

c) Buy a new server (this seems like the best option right now)

What does this mean? Well I am trying to make backups of the forum right now in case of a server change. If a server switch does happen I will make every attempt to backup the boards; but keep in mind that the sites come first, the boards second.

I'll let you know more as things transpire ... Sad

EDIT: After saying "FU" to phpmyadmin, I telneted in and dumped the whole 19meg mySQL db from the command line. So the board information is backed up.
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Thunderdog
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. I noticed that the boards and Site kept Flickering on and off.
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Interon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ack! I think this is what happens when you're an online celebrity, Emmzee!

If I got rid of my avatar, would that help?
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The saga continues. A new server WILL be purchased, probably tonight. Moving dosgames probably won't happen for a few more days. (I'll move the other, less important sites first to test things out.) If you're interested in the discussion I started on webhosttalk about the server, check:

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=228720

It's rather interesting ... well to me at least Happy Apparently I've been lucky that the server has held out so long given the level of traffic my sites receive. A Frikkin Cuccoan
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Kazer0
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it interesting as well. I commented and answered a question (Rather: a comment) about you hosting downloads, and mentioned that you have a forum as well. Hope you don't mind.
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

After several hours of searching, reading (mostly unhelpful) posts on message boards, tinkering with the server settings, and so on, I think I've finally fixed the problem with the server ... (I've probably jinxed it by saying that.) So for now, no move is planned to occur. I'll keep monitoring the server in case it starts running into problems again.
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Oz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds good, emmzee, even though i haven't noticed any problems yet (ever) with dosgames.

btw, anyone recommend any ZZT games to get? i've got a couple now that someone on IRC gave me but they're pretty crap.
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wardrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

and so starts the off-topicness of this thread Laughing
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Thunderdog
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Oz wrote:
btw, anyone recommend any ZZT games to get? i've got a couple now that someone on IRC gave me but they're pretty crap.

To end this Discussion quickly, go to http://www.zeuxworld.com
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wardrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, back to the conversation about the Glitchy Server...
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John The Ax
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:15 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw, crap, not again.
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