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And we're back - GME January 2013 downtime
Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:03 AM
Thanks for bearing with us during the extended downtime. I will be posting more info shortly. Welcome back everyone!



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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about
the former." - Albert Einstein


Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:17 AM
Oh org how I missed you!!!! Thanks Dave!!!




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Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:22 AM
Yes!!!! Work wasn't the sake without the .org


"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:59 AM
Thanks for the hard work Dave!!!

Goog to be back.






Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:27 AM
It's good to be back. Thanks Dave.
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:40 AM
How I missed this site lol Thanks for the hard work Dave



Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:20 AM
Thanks Dave!


Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:29 AM
If you guys ever need help hosting my core 2 duo laptop is more than enough.
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:48 AM
awesome. was checking every day going through withdrawls lol

thanks a lot dave.



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Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:23 AM
seriously omg i didnt realize how addicted i was to this place lol





Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:32 AM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

awesome. was checking every day going through withdrawls lol

thanks a lot dave.


Of all people Brad, I figured you were going to take it the worst.

I heard the scream from Canada.

-Chris-



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-Turbocharged-
Slowly but surely may some day win this race...

Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:51 AM
lol and thanks dave




Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:02 AM
Good to be back I had almost forgotten what the Internet was for. Thanks for all the hard work getting the site back up Dave. Now I can satisfy my addiction!
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:22 AM
good to see this back up. thanks for the hard work bringing it back online.



Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:12 PM
woo. glad to be able to feed my addiction once more



Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:30 PM
My friends kept asking me whats wrong with me lately. Now i know
Going to go premium now.
Thanks again!
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:41 PM


Can you tell exactly when the site came back online? Looks like there were a few people up at midnight PST just waiting.

Here's the breakdown of what happened - in the very early morning on December 28 our web server became unresponsive. Since I couldn't physically access the machine at that time I just tried to restart it, hoping it wasn't anything major. When it didn't come back up I contacted the NOC and they were able to help me diagnose and confirm that the server's RAID card, what controls the hard drives, had failed. I was able to find the part from a distributor on the east coast, but with the New Years holiday, and shipping delays, it took over a week to arrive. We finally got back online at around 11:55pm PST January 11. I made the deadline posted on Facebook with just a couple minutes to spare.

Now its time to figure out a plan to make sure we don't have an extended downtime again. The problem we have right now is we only have one web server, which also doubles as the member database. Its a good machine, but obviously like any computer, it can break. There are a few ways we can go to achieve a more reliable setup. I'm working out the details now and hopefully we can get something in place in the coming months.

Thanks to everyone who has offered use of their shared servers or laptops or whatnot. What we need though is a bit more involved then that. What we might need is a bit of financial assistance, but I'm not looking for handouts. We've started planning some giveaways and such for those people willing to help. I want everyone that can help to get something in return. Once we figure out what we need, I'll post more information. For now I welcome any comments or suggestions.

Thanks for your patience. As long as you all keep coming back, I'll keep working to make sure we're always here.




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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about
the former." - Albert Einstein

Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:54 PM
I'm so happy it's back!!! Made me sad cause the org is my opening home page...yes I'm an addict thanks for the hard work!
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:08 PM
No im not sure what time,probably right away at 11:55pm, i fell asleep at 10 something.
I had faith in you Dave, thanks again.
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:23 PM
Thanks Dave!


Yeah, it's about time to put some money into this site....I'd start around tax season...


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Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:00 PM
I know I clicked the ads once or twice a day at least to help out some.



Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:11 PM
BuiltNBoosted wrote:

I know I clicked the ads once or twice a day at least to help out some.


As did I! Dave, let us know what we can do to help.


"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:53 PM
glad its back up .......just let me know what i can do to help......







RIP JESSE GERARD.....Youll always be in my thoughts and prayers...



Re: And we're back
Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:55 PM
This is the best jbody site and to have it return is truly appreciated.I think we all can make some kind of contribution to assist in the required upgrades to keep it up to par.Thanks and the best 1st gen forum anywhere.Happy to see things that have been missing a whlie.



Re: And we're back
Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:15 AM
SweetnessGT wrote:

-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

awesome. was checking every day going through withdrawls lol

thanks a lot dave.


Of all people Brad, I figured you were going to take it the worst.

I heard the scream from Canada.

-Chris-

Hahaha




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