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« on: January 07, 2012, 09:25:05 PM »

Greetings fellow bussers!

Well, never said it was going to be e-z.   Tongue  We did experience a couple of crashes today. 

Data is safe & continues to be backed up & stored off-server.  We may yet need to reload the server from scratch & put the data back on.  Last resort, but it is an option.  Goal is to get things back like they were running couple months ago.

Trying to refresh some images currently so it may be a little bumpy tonight.  Will try to keep everyone posted.

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 09:31:23 PM »

planned restart now.. sorry ! 

Should be back up in couple of minutes. 

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 09:45:52 PM »

back up.  for now.   more to follow.  thanks for your patience!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 05:18:06 AM »

Thanks for the updates - good communication will minimize panic
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 06:07:40 AM »

Phil,

I've been trying to reach you regarding gumpydog. I've tried email, PM, and responded to your email the other day. Still have not heard from you. I don't think you are receiving my messages.
Wondering if they are being picked off by your spam filter.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 07:54:33 PM »

Phil

THANK YOU

I appreciate you keeping this up and running ---- Feeds my addiction

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 08:41:33 PM »

Phil,

I've been trying to reach you regarding gumpydog. I've tried email, PM, and responded to your email the other day. Still have not heard from you. I don't think you are receiving my messages.
Wondering if they are being picked off by your spam filter.

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Hi Craig, sorry about the delay.  Just responded to your email. 
Hope this helps, Phil
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 09:09:02 PM »

Hi fellow bussers.

Troubleshooting continues, and there will be outages as we continue to work on the system.  We will continue to post with status updates as we can, and certainly apologize in advance for the choppy service.  We are confident that this ship will be "righted" and we will get our focus back on our beloved buses.   Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 09:15:31 PM »

Thanks for keeping us informed Phil, I can't imagine fooling with this stuff as often as you guys do.  You do a great job, all of you, I for one am very appreciative of your hard work and for having this board.  I will try hard not to panic any more in the future if I hit it when you are working on the system.  We gotta have our daily fix you know.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 07:57:43 AM »

Wow Phil, there must be some pretty big issues with the forum as it relates to the other parts of the MAK site.  I see that when the forum is down, the busconversions.com site is down as well.  When it was down most of yesterday, I went into withdrawal.  I looked at the time stamp on a couple of your posts in this thread and you seemed to be burning the midnight oil.

Like others, we really do appreciate what you do for this forum. 

We also appreciate your keeping us advised of the work being done.

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 08:20:21 AM »

The entire site, including the forum is hosted on a dedicated server.  The first crash occurred during the installation of an alternate classifieds software by another person who was doing work related to the Ning site.   That first crash may have caused corruption of system files or databases, causing subsequent crashes which in turn may be causing more corrupted files and data. 

At this point Phil and I are discussing reprovisioning the server (reformat the hard drive and restore the operating system to a fresh install) and then restore the site and forum from backups.  This is not something we take lightly as it requires several hours of work on our part and additional forum down time. But it is looking to be the best action to restore the stability to the system that we all want and depend on.

One of us will post here when  we set a time to do the work.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 08:42:59 AM »

Mike & Phil great job you guys are doing!

And hey the down time ain't no big deal either! Just means that we should be out working on our buses instead of sitting inside on our duffs on the computer! LOL!
Gotta run, got a nice warm shop with an MCI in it waiting for my attn!
Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 08:50:14 AM »

Mike S, thanks for the update.  I certainly did not mean to slight you on all that you have done for this whole "organization".

What a mess.  I am sure glad that you and Phil have made sure that the data in the forum is backed  up/protected. 

I sure hope that the powers to be have learned their lesson and leave the administration of the site to you guys.

As BK said, we can all live through this and we will try to be patient. 

The updates give us the information we need to feel comfortable about the site/data and allow us to hang in their with you!

Jim

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 03:58:31 PM »

Thanks from me as well for all you do for us.

I finally went over to the ning version of this board, and got my self set up over there, plus uploaded a few trillion porn pictures of my bus without sheet metal...
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 05:45:57 PM »

While my eyes glaze the instant I attempt to read the explanations, I am glad they are there.  Thanks.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 06:46:26 PM »

 The Villagers are lighting their torches. Shut down for a whole day is worth a clean install and off we go then.
Justa do it!!! Grin Cool Roll Eyes

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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2012, 07:30:43 PM »

Thanks to you guys!

Those responsible for all this unnecessary work need to be reminded what your rates are...

And who owes who.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2012, 07:20:57 AM »

As one who has BTDT, I know it's impossible for a layperson to understand how it all works. When it hits the fan, it's even more difficult to capture the gravity of the situation in a few sentences, by way of explanation. Delivering this whole package is a significantly different animal than posting a message, to say the least. There are no pretty screens to make it easy; no smilies to choose from.

To those who have been lying awake worrying yourselves sick over this latest hiccup, knee deep in the process of putting all this back together again, please know that we, your audience, all know you're doing your best and we will continue to sit here patiently and await the outcome. Even if it all goes away, we can fill it back up again. One of the frailties of the internet is also one of the things that make it fun: Interactivity!

You already know that every resource I have available to me is at your disposal at your convenience, if necessary.

Good job, guys. I have every confidence in you. That's what makes you #1. Thank you.

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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2012, 11:03:31 AM »

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=22661.msg248962#msg248962

Server will be going down for repair work shortly and will be offline for a few hours likely.  Read the above post for details.
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2012, 10:04:17 PM »

Forum is back online now.

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=22662.msg248964#msg248964

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2012, 10:13:00 PM »

Now we're cooking!

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2012, 10:20:49 PM »

See I told you! LOL
Good Job, issn't MS restore easy

Dave Grin Cheesy Cool
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2012, 10:24:03 PM »

See I told you! LOL
Good Job, issn't MS restore easy

Dave Grin Cheesy Cool

No M$ server here. This is a real web server.  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2012, 10:47:59 PM »

    Thanks for the hard work, Mike.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2012, 10:51:35 PM »

tongue in check , Mike, LOL
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 11:04:42 PM »

Kinda figured that.  Cheesy

For anyone interested in what drives this site - It is an Intel P4 dual core 3Ghz with a Linux OS and Apache Webserver.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 06:02:07 AM »

 I thought that it was powered by a Detroit Diesel!!! Grin
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