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After a brief delay, DGF is back!

Post by emmzee » Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:15 am

Ah as you may have noticed the forum (and dosgames.com, and dosgamesonline.com, etc) was down today for several hours ... the forum is now back up, and seems to be working okay. If you find any bugs/errors etc please post 'em here. Thanks all ...

If you're wondering what happened, here's what my host had to say about it:
(Dave:) Your 4webspace raq server crashed earlier this afternoon. We attempted a number of different fixes (swapping memory, replacing a dead case fan, swapping the drive to entirely new hardware), but were unable to get it to function again. Further investigation showed that the boot sector of your hard drive had corrupted, and the drive will no longer boot, nor are we able to image it to an undamaged drive. We are, however, able to get the drive to detect when mounted as a slave in another system ...

(Rob:) It looks like the hard drive just cratered basically. There is a brand new one in there now so it shouldn't happen again for at least a few years anyway. The server will no longer boot from the old drive, but it looks the majority of data on it is still good.
Overall I was happy with how the guys (<a href="http://www.4webspace.com">4webspace</a>) handled it :) Too bad there wasn't some kind of backup system in place that could be used to replace all my data automatically ;) But tech support as always was prompt and quite helpful.

Edit: Okay all user website accounts on dosgames.com are now back up too ;)
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Post by Wally » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:36 am

you had me scared darren :cry:

:P

Ah well its good to hear that its back up and running :)

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Post by Joris » Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:09 am

Hmz yes... my email account still doesn't works, I think I have to set it up again. Were any files lost emmzee? I hope not, because I haven't got a back-up. Oh men, I was thinking thuesday to do it... why didn't I do :cry:

[edit] at least the database is still working well and all 335 games are in it, what about the files? [/edit]

[edit2] all files are here too. I'm glad I didn't lost any files *[DGO] Joris is going to back-up up dosgamesonline.com right now! * [/edit2]

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Post by Joris » Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:37 am

Uh-oh Darren. I can't login, not to FTP or to the siteadmin page. Is it something with the password or...?

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Post by Bobo » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:47 pm

You password has been reset to its defualt. I'm sure Emmzee has it

I had the same prob, but I had the old one in my email database.

All my Game Downloads were deleted, but I just finnished reuploading them 5minutes ago.
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Post by wardrich » Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:55 pm

a dead casefan? Shows how much of a routiene check-up they do on their servers...

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Post by emmzee » Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:18 pm

Yea ;) Although I guess depending on how the raqs are mounted they may have to disconnect them to check the fans? I dunno. At least I got a brand new hard drive and case fan out of the ordeal. :laugh:
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Post by x86_Game-Junkie » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:23 pm

I was bored for the day...
then again i'm bored every other day!!

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Post by Dogbreath » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:38 pm

Is the guy who runs it deaf as well? I had my fan replaced last year and it's sort of obvious when it starts to go out... "brrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAARGSghfhfkjfjrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRAAArrxfhfdfjfkldhj..." you get the point. ;)

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Post by x86_Game-Junkie » Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:22 pm

it sounds like he is deaf and blind...i wonder if he has no smell as well cause i'm sure he would of smelt smoke!!

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Post by emmzee » Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:32 pm

Well it could be that the fan died on that day, and that's also what caused the hard drive problems. ;) I've never worked at a web host so I don't know whether or not its possible to hear a malfunctioning fan in a room with dozens (hundreds?) of buzzing computers ...
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Post by Dogbreath » Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:12 pm

Oh it's easy enough-the real problem is trying to figure out which one of the hundreds of computers is making the noise. ;)

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Post by Wally » Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:55 pm

dont they have some sort of system that tells them which fans down or not??

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Post by Ro@m » Mon Jul 05, 2004 1:10 am

maybe they have,who knows,bettern ask them?
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Post by wardrich » Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:23 pm

I'd assume not fans... that'd be FAR too technical to track... plus there'd probably be bazillions of fans in there too...

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Post by x86_Game-Junkie » Tue Jul 06, 2004 6:01 pm

true...but if they had records such as receipts they could probably get them replaced with warranty!!

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