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New Server and Downtime
Oct 18th, 2002 at 11:14pm
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As you might know, BoardMod and YaBB has had more downtime. This was posted by Corey Chapman at YaBBForum:
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As you may have noticed, the server was slow or down most of Thursday.  Below is an explanation and some precautions to take.

[The Problem]
Apache was rebuilt late Wednesday night to stabilize it from previous issues.  The crew working on it made a mistake and fixed it too late.  This caused a downtrend in the server, mainly related to Perl causing problems with scripts.  Finally, any script reading the data from these Perl scripts created enormous gzip work files.  Eventually, the server failed Thursday afternoon.

[The Solution]
The harddrives were thoroughly scanned for errors, which took about 5 hours.  In light of the problems, Xnull decided (since the server was already down) to upgrade the hardware, rebuild the kernel, and upgrade to a better file system.

** Xnull is now on a new server, containing a new NIC card, a new heatsink, a new motherboard, and an upgrade to a P4 1.6ghz processor, as well as a new file system. **

We greatly apologize for the problems and hope everything is functioning now (imagine spending endless hours finding every problem wrong with every script on the server).  Services should all be running properly now and at an improved speed and stability.

[Precautions]
As a precaution, I've since moved YaBBForum's data to a more secure location and fixed some other minor problems.  If you are insecure about your account, you may wish to change your password today.

Again, we apologize, but hope that everything begins running smoothly again today Wink

I hope you will all forgive us(or, them) Smiley
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Re: New Server and Downtime
Reply #1 - Oct 19th, 2002 at 10:03am
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Seems like they've tried hard and fixed it, I forgive 'em Grin
  

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Re: New Server and Downtime
Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2002 at 2:28pm
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hmpf - chris was faster *gg* Wink

however every service of xnull is working again and nearly every service of BoardMod, too.
We're sorry that you had trouble with the Forum, news and the site itself.

but what great is: they also upgraded the server cause the servers were already down Cheesy
A new server with more performance and improved the software! wonderful!
  
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Re: New Server and Downtime
Reply #3 - Oct 19th, 2002 at 2:31pm
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Tea-Master wrote on Oct 19th, 2002 at 2:28pm:
hmpf - chris was faster *gg* Wink


hehe..queer, no? Wink It's like I knew all the time.. Tongue

anyways, wunderbar! Congrats with new server and software!
  

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