Author Topic: Forum down time today  (Read 809 times)

February 13, 2012, 02:35:58 PM
We've had a hard drive fail on the server this afternoon, so had to reboot server with backup drive. Things will take about an hour to get back up to speed, but we are back  :mrgreen:

February 13, 2012, 02:38:12 PM
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February 13, 2012, 02:41:22 PM
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:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Was a bit bottom twitching when I got the call to say HDD had failed in server. But thankfully we have backup systems, as well as a local monthly backup I download in case that whole thing blows up lol

February 13, 2012, 02:45:41 PM
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lol yayyyyy  :D

February 13, 2012, 02:47:35 PM
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Slowly speeding up again now. I put some more food in for the hamsters LOL

February 13, 2012, 03:13:36 PM
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February 13, 2012, 04:21:00 PM
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February 13, 2012, 05:25:40 PM
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:mrgreen: I bet there were a few people on the internet getting all excitable because we went down for 2 hours lol
2 hours down time to replace a faulty HDD, reboot server, run CHKDSK, fire up all the services and be up and running again, ain't too bad really :mrgreen: I do like it when everything is UK based, and one phone call can fix an issue in no time. Think 2 hours is the longest I've ever been down, in 6 years of being with this hosting company. It actually took longer to fire back up this time, than it did 5 years ago when the server actually exploded in flames on them lol  But that's down to data being checked, rather than just swapping server. EVERYTHING was lost on that day. But lucky old me had local backups, which I uploaded and restored to switched server, and we were up again within an hour :mrgreen: Other websites were not so lucky, because they either didn't pay for full daily independent backups, or didn't backup themselves. That lead to UKhost4u getting bad reviews, when it was the site owners faults for not backing up,  or paying for someone to do it. :lol:

February 13, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
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think we auto back up every 3 hours to a different server
good practice

February 13, 2012, 06:34:14 PM
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Yeah, we are on a 2 hour rotation for database backups, and 4 hour rotation for files. I also do a monthly backup of the lot to local machine, just in case ;)

February 13, 2012, 07:23:11 PM
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Hmm...I might just ask my staff to do that also
We got hacked a couple of months back...thats no fun.
Every index file changed from every domain
anything with main, default, index, log in the filename was altered
so of course EVERY logo file was goosed.
500 domains on that server (ouch!)
took us best part of the day to get it back as system files were hacked also

February 14, 2012, 08:35:35 PM
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It seems we may be having a few stability issues on the server, after work was done on it today. I'm on the case, but hopefully this has settled down now :mrgreen: