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Theme Changer

 Topic: Database stuff up.

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  • Database stuff up.
     OP - October 16, 2008, 08:48 PM

    Yes all non-sticky topics that haven't had any posts for a few days have disappeared. I know about it and I'll fix it.

    Before anyone starts speculating about us being hacked by al Qaeda I'll admit to the problem being caused by operator error. IOW, I pushed the wrong button. Said button has been deleted from the admin centre template to prevent future admins-in-training from making the same error.

    I have a complete that is only four days old. I also have a backup of all sticky threads and all threads that have been active in the last three days, as well as all the forum structure and articles, etc that you can see. What I want to do is import the full backup without losing the content we currently have available. This will still mean a gap of one day in some topics and it isn't possible to get around that.

    Before doing anything else dangerous I want to consult with a few people and make sure the process is bulletproof and will give the desired result. In the meantime patience would be appreciated.

    My apologies for this mistake. I'll make sure it doesn't happen again.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #1 - October 17, 2008, 05:41 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am somewhat pleased to announce (well totally effin' rapt actually) that I've managed to restore the last backup of our forum to a temporary home on our test site. I'm locking posting there for the moment until I figure out the best way to proceed further. All the content is visible though and everything works.


    Our temporary archive (ahem) can be found here.
    A drop menu with a link to the archives has been added under the Search button.

    Everyone please note that your normal accounts and logins will work but there are
    some restrictions put in place to prevent this becoming even more complicated.

    1/ You will have your normal read and access permissions there.

    2/ You will not be able to post.

    3/ You will be not be able to use the pm system or edit your account details in any way.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #2 - October 17, 2008, 07:03 AM

    I need lunch (at 6pm) and a beer dammit. Be back later tonight, folks. parrot

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #3 - October 17, 2008, 04:25 PM

    Thanks OZ - God knows what we would do without you (then again perhaps he doesn't lol)
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #4 - October 17, 2008, 07:25 PM

    Huh, if I hadn't pushed the wrong bloody button you wouldn't need me as urgently.  grin12
    At least I now know the latest backup files are good. That's something.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #5 - October 17, 2008, 09:54 PM

    Just letting people know that I'll be making a few minor repairs to our theme here (a couple of the buttons got messed up) and also the search function over at the archives needs fixing. I'll do it all over the weekend. If there are any glitches I miss let me know about them.

    ETA: All done. A drop menu with a link to the archives has been added under the Search button.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #6 - March 09, 2009, 01:17 PM

    Does this mean you're gonna start bringing back threads and stuff?
    Ive been missing one of the threads in particular.
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #7 - March 09, 2009, 08:34 PM

    Yeah. I was going to leave a lot of the stuff that people would never post in again but if you have special requests go ahead and list them here.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #8 - March 09, 2009, 08:40 PM

    Yeah. I was going to leave a lot of the stuff that people would never post in again but if you have special requests go ahead and list them here.


    The fight thread.
    I was thinking of my lion king thread but now that I think about it, it can be allowed.
    Ill check for more but fight thread is a must have, please.
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #9 - March 09, 2009, 08:46 PM

    +1

    I've got fights to post too.

    "Befriend them not, Oh murtads, and give them neither parrot nor bunny."  - happymurtad's advice on trolls.
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #10 - March 09, 2009, 10:05 PM

    +1

    I've got fights to post too.


    Care to share?
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #11 - April 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

    Tried to access the archives and it says my username doesn't exist (tried both). Is that stuff still available?

    I hear the rains, I see the fire, I feel the flame. It doesn't change the faces I want to blame for the shame I'm feeling.
    But the winds of change will blow again. And we're the lucky ones who travel on towards the sun.

    Can you hear it calling you?
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #12 - April 24, 2012, 11:41 PM

    Nope. That url is now a test forum again, which is what it was before Teh Great Stuff-Up. I'll merge the databases when we upgrade the software.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #13 - April 24, 2012, 11:43 PM

    So all the old posts still exist?

    I hear the rains, I see the fire, I feel the flame. It doesn't change the faces I want to blame for the shame I'm feeling.
    But the winds of change will blow again. And we're the lucky ones who travel on towards the sun.

    Can you hear it calling you?
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #14 - April 24, 2012, 11:48 PM

    Yup. Still got them. Smiley

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #15 - April 24, 2012, 11:55 PM

    Ah good. Dare I ask how long til the upgrade?

    I hear the rains, I see the fire, I feel the flame. It doesn't change the faces I want to blame for the shame I'm feeling.
    But the winds of change will blow again. And we're the lucky ones who travel on towards the sun.

    Can you hear it calling you?
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #16 - April 24, 2012, 11:58 PM

    Grin Well we have thought about it, then put it off, then thought about it again, then procrastinated, then thought about it, then thought "fukkit, too much work, if it aint broke don't fix it".

    However, it is currently scheduled for early May, and we will probably actually do it this time. Smiley

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #17 - April 25, 2012, 12:03 AM

    hugs

    I hear the rains, I see the fire, I feel the flame. It doesn't change the faces I want to blame for the shame I'm feeling.
    But the winds of change will blow again. And we're the lucky ones who travel on towards the sun.

    Can you hear it calling you?
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #18 - April 25, 2012, 12:47 AM

    Is that why CEMB was slow this afternoon, or was that just me?

    Self ban for Ramadan (THAT RHYMES)

    Expect me to come back a Muslim. Cool Tongue j/k we'll see..
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #19 - April 25, 2012, 12:50 AM

    No. It was apparently a DDOS attack. Happens from time to time. Nothing to do with software version.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #20 - April 25, 2012, 12:56 AM

    Oh!

    What's a DDOS?

    Self ban for Ramadan (THAT RHYMES)

    Expect me to come back a Muslim. Cool Tongue j/k we'll see..
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #21 - April 25, 2012, 12:58 AM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack Wink

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #22 - April 25, 2012, 01:00 AM

    OMG!! It's like a VIRUS?! Shocked That's so mean!!

    (and thanks for the link! Smiley )

    Self ban for Ramadan (THAT RHYMES)

    Expect me to come back a Muslim. Cool Tongue j/k we'll see..
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #23 - April 25, 2012, 01:02 AM

    Well not exactly like a virus. It's not an infection of the server. It's just an attempt to overload the server's connections to the rest of the web, by sending a lot of requests at once.

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #24 - April 25, 2012, 01:03 AM

    Not a virus, basically it's like someone jamming the frequency of a radio with static so that the broadcast is drowned out. It's a temporary and pretty stupid way to try to mess with a site's functionality. But no it's not actually a virus. Also, it may not have been our site that was targeted, but one of the others in our neighbourhood.

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #25 - April 25, 2012, 02:39 AM

    Before anyone starts speculating about us being hacked by al Qaeda I'll admit to the problem being caused by operator error. IOW, I pushed the wrong button. Said button has been deleted from the admin centre template to prevent future admins-in-training from making the same error.

     Wink cool2

    Life is what happens to you while you're staring at your smartphone.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Religionless Mind
  • Re: Database stuff up.
     Reply #26 - April 25, 2012, 02:40 AM

    @Os, Allat:

    OH! Cool, thanks! Smiley

    Self ban for Ramadan (THAT RHYMES)

    Expect me to come back a Muslim. Cool Tongue j/k we'll see..
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