Downtime this evening

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  • Nick Staff 17 Apr 2009 20:23:13 618 posts
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    Sorry guys for the outage. It was every database administrators worst nightmare, read corruption followed by write corruption on the hard drives of one of our main database servers. Thus followed a lengthy recovery process from binary log files. Please let us know if you find something wrong with the site following this recovery.
  • Khanivor 17 Apr 2009 20:25:14 40,490 posts
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    Someone jizzed on the servers again?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 17 Apr 2009 20:26:42 37,651 posts
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    Well, the entire site looks fucked up... But at least it's working right?

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  • gohda 17 Apr 2009 20:27:08 6,642 posts
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    god how horrible was that :(
  • Nick Staff 17 Apr 2009 20:27:39 618 posts
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    @DDevil mm what?
  • Dirtbox 17 Apr 2009 20:28:04 77,633 posts
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    That was great, I did some work, spent some time actually talking aloud to real people and I didn't piss in a bottle next to the computer.

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  • glo 17 Apr 2009 20:28:34 3,423 posts
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    site is still messed up for me. formatting is all out. using firefox if that helps.

    EDIT: Just sorted itself out. whatever you just did worked.
  • gohda 17 Apr 2009 20:29:06 6,642 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    That was great, I did some work, spent some time actually talking aloud to real people and I didn't piss in a bottle next to the computer.

    :D
  • seasidebaz 17 Apr 2009 20:29:15 6,126 posts
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    wooooooooooooooooooooo my life has returned! ;)
  • Pirotic Moderator 17 Apr 2009 20:29:21 20,646 posts
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    it's 95% ok here, some fonts are a bit.. different, the title of the thread at the top of this page for example seems to have lost it's styling.
  • morriss 17 Apr 2009 20:29:26 70,913 posts
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    Nice one. Glad it's back.
  • JayeM 17 Apr 2009 20:29:41 3,386 posts
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    What brand hard drive?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 17 Apr 2009 20:30:36 37,651 posts
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    Nick wrote:
    @DDevil mm what?
    mm this Saved for prosperity! haha.

    Didn't you guys just change to a new host?

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  • Nick Staff 17 Apr 2009 20:32:21 618 posts
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    Just hit CTRL-F5 or something.
  • Nick Staff 17 Apr 2009 20:32:44 618 posts
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    @JayE Seagates, I will be doing some checking up on these serial numbers shortly!
  • Fatiguez 17 Apr 2009 20:35:36 8,712 posts
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    YOU BASTARDS
  • Retroid Moderator 17 Apr 2009 20:43:58 44,505 posts
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    HOW COULD YOU

    /Hyperventilates into a paper bag
  • hoof 17 Apr 2009 20:46:10 823 posts
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    I almost went outside! Outside, I tell you! *shivers*
  • Vice.Destroyer 17 Apr 2009 20:50:38 5,825 posts
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    I did go outside. I am still not feeling okay.
  • gohda 17 Apr 2009 20:51:36 6,642 posts
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    I feel your pain :(
  • PinkSpider 17 Apr 2009 20:55:55 3,346 posts
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    Everything looking fine in Opera.

    Also; pressed f5 a few times in a hope the time was just a guess. Then went on SFIV.
  • BartonFink 17 Apr 2009 20:58:27 34,851 posts
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    So who tried to insert their floppy and screwed everything up?
    There is always someone to blame. Who dunnit?
  • JayeM 17 Apr 2009 21:01:35 3,386 posts
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    *strikes seagate off future hard drive purchasing list*
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    I tidied my entire house :|
  • Khanivor 17 Apr 2009 21:41:44 40,490 posts
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    I washed the car.

    After the site came back up. Just to show you bastards two can play at that game!
  • Red-Moose 17 Apr 2009 21:44:43 5,346 posts
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    Nick wrote:
    Sorry guys for the outage. It was every database administrators worst nightmare, read corruption followed by write corruption on the hard drives of one of our main database servers. Thus followed a lengthy recovery process from binary log files. Please let us know if you find something wrong with the site following this recovery.

    I pretended Omegle was EG

    Wasn't the same :(
  • Deleted user 17 April 2009 21:47:10
    Someone needs to register and set-up a backup forum for these scary moments. I got far too much stuff done in that time.
  • Hunam 17 Apr 2009 21:47:12 20,674 posts
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    Wait!

    I'm sure I was a [mod] before...

    /looks shifty
  • Syrette 17 Apr 2009 21:47:47 43,231 posts
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    I'm suing EG for the grief the downtime caused me.

  • kentmonkey 17 Apr 2009 22:40:24 20,529 posts
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    The EGTV episode on the homepage (Record Breakers one, which features my mate, James) isn't working. Just so you know.
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