Site Downtime: 5th Jan 2015


davidburleson

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 16:29
Hi Everyone,

Those of you who tried to access the site today may have noticed that the site was not responding. We experienced about 10 hours of downtime due to a major software/hardware error on our database server.

When the server crashed at 4am this morning, our server admins were straight on the problem trying to resolve it and get it back online. Unfortunately, some crucial files were corrupted during the crash and we have had to revert to a backup from 2am this morning. Therefore, anything added to the site between 2am and 4am will not be online.

The server admins have since updated a few things on the server and have started putting plans in place to prevent this from happening again. We have also added an extra day to all plus members as an apology for the inconvenience and a thank for your patience.
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Last Edited by davidburleson on 05/01/2015 - 16:46

johnriley

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 16:38
Thanks David, glad we're all back.
Best regards, John

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 18:00
I was getting serious withdrawal symptoms.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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50mpCMOS

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 18:05
If you don't mind me respectfully asking...

What kind of server hardware and software specs?

McGregNi

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 19:22
Thanks for explaining that ... My bad luck I think to have been on a night shift, and I got some spare time, and actually posted 2 sets of photos on the' my photos' thread ... They were up there all fine for a while but after the crash had disappeared. Am I right to assume they're gone now, or would there be a backup you could use to restore them. Not a big deal if not, I'll upload again tonight.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 05/01/2015 - 19:23

richandfleur

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:50
McGregNi wrote:
Thanks for explaining that ... My bad luck I think to have been on a night shift, and I got some spare time, and actually posted 2 sets of photos on the' my photos' thread

Am I right in reading that you caused the crash Nigel?

McGregNi

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 21:28
Oh yeah, the software was so blown away with the sheer dazzling display of brilliance that it went into overload!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60 Flash & V6 Transceiver

johnriley

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 22:06
I'd upload your images again tonight if you can Nigel. I'm glad I kept a backup copy of the judging I did, as it happens it would have survived but to do it twice would be hard work!
Best regards, John

McGregNi

Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 22:18
Ok John, watch out ... Photos coming tonight.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60 Flash & V6 Transceiver

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 00:48
I too put a set of photos on at around 2am (my first) and was surprised to find no trace of them.
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