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  1. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    We have been performing heavy maintenance tasks on the server, and to eliminate potential downtime in the future, this included moving drives, partitions, and all sorts of data around (and trying to shrink XFS partitions through extremely unusual workarounds). This has resulted in an unusual level of downtime that should not be expected after this post. Sorry if you have had any difficulties using the website. The good result of this is that we are now able to take snapshots of the database, in real time, every 30 minutes, with no lag, and this is separated from the operating system. All of this, of course, to mitigate unusual problems or the potential of an emergency situation, thus improving your experience in the future and making the server hardware (and operating system) more reliable to upgrade in the future.

    Thank you for your patience and have a great weekend. -Mike
     
  2. BIGBEARJEDI

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    Nice work there, Mike!! :up: I was trying to post some photos in a post a couple of hours ago, and I thought it was me! It was driving me nuts!:insanity: Finally moved over to my laptop and ran into the HTTP 500 error; don't see that one very often. Thanks for posting the notice.

    See ya' out there!
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  3. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    me too but fixed now... [ctrl] + [f5] your browser

    thanks Mike.
     
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    Yes a big thank you to both Mike and Joseph who worked for hours sorting out the issue. Great job..
     
  5. Mike

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    To repair some issues today, some modifications were made to the forum. We apologize if you may have experienced some errors, but the situation should now be resolved.
     
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    yep … i noticed a marked difference in response … the posts now show up immediately in "recent" category … instead of the "blue-moon" category. :p on serious note … 'ppreciate the dedication 'n hard work, guys.
     
  7. ussnorway

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    it went burko about 6am (my time) but its working good now Mike..
     
  8. Mike

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    The site was down very briefly for an update to our database. This is a valuable update that should improve performance overall. Furthermore, we are continuing to upgrade our kernel, web server, and PHP to keep the site up to date at all times.
     
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    thanks Mike... keep up the good work!
     

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