MacRumors Back Up

Discussion in 'Site News' started by arn, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    MacRumors was down for about 2 hours today due to some database problems.

    Everything should be back to normal. Please let me know if you notice any discrepancies.

    arn
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Can you tell us more about the problems? Were they with vBulletin itself?
     
  3. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    While reading the forums my two year old was banging on the keyboard. The next thing I knew MR wasn't responding. Sorry for the trouble Arn. ;)

    (Actually at first I did blame him, until I checked a couple of other web pages and had Mudbug check too... :))
     
  4. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Here was the problem per my server support people:

    "It turns out that the hard drives were overheating and the server would not boot properly because of the heat. The server has been re-racked in open air and the case fan was replaced to remedy the problem."
     
  5. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    translation: a fan died, we didn't catch it, we didn't bother to put the case back on after we fixed it..... :D
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It seems like the kind of situation they should be monitoring before it gets to be a problem. Or maybe they did, and that's why they were fixing it on the weekend. All in all, two hours was a small sacrifice. And now we have proof that MacRumors is one of the hottest sites on the Internet!
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    We broke the servers! How about that. I guess we wore them out... ;)
     
  8. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Oh...:eek: It's that picture thread of yours PowerBook G5...lol...:D
     
  9. zach macrumors 65816

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    Ha. That is pretty good.

    Maybe the new forum skin should have flames, arn.
     

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