Downtime!


Last Updated: 2010-08-23 01:14:44
  1. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    No, unfortunately, this is just not possible.
    Yes, we are aware.
    Still working through some issues.
    The hardware in server that powers Android Forums failed and as a result, the database was corrupted. In addition to those technical difficulties, our host was unable to produce any backups. Luckily, we had manually gone in and made a backup just one day prior to this happening.

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    Jeted, death2all110, G.Armour and 3 others like this.
  2. killadanny

    killadanny Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys for your hard work, much appreciated! :D
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I would love to hear more of a technical nature what went wrong and the like, as a tech lover i enjoy details:D:D
  4. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update. Just curious...do you do incremental backup of your database? If you don't, you might want to consider that because you might not be able to do manual backup the next time. Are you using MySQL?
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Amen.
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    It's good to see posts from staffers who know what's going on; cuts down on the theories. ;)

    A lot of threads around the forums have a mention or three by users wondering what's up.
  7. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    Don't thank me, thank Rob and Phases.. I'm just the messenger.
    I wish I knew more, but that is the extent of my knowledge on this issue.
    That's a good suggestion, but like I said above, I'm just the messenger. I have nothing to do with the technical aspects of the site.. that's all Rob and Phases. Hopefully they'll chime in soon.
    Jeted likes this.
  8. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

    Again, thanks for the timely response and update. That makes the difference between a great forum and a mediocre forum. :D
  9. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    it sux that we all lost some data, but what can you do? sounds like backups are being done and this is a freak situation. it happens.
    EarlyMon likes this.
  10. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    It just goes to show how important it is to make backups. You never know when something may go terribly wrong and you have to revert back to a previous version. I'm just wondering if they used SpRecovery or clockwork. ;) I know, not a very funny joke, but I just woke up.
  11. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Hopefully after maintenance is done (hopefully tomorrow) rob or phases will chime in here and give us some more details. Either way i am glad rob gave us the heads up, even though i didn't see it till after the fact:rolleyes:
  12. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    Yeah I didn't see it till it had already crashed a couple of times. It actually went down Friday late night. I was up and just had got a p.m. from someone on here, I hit reply, and crash, I was like Wtf, thought it was my browser initially.
  13. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Was practically the same thing that happened to me, was in the middle of pm'ing a mod and poof! nothing. Been having internet problems for weeks so that's what i thought it was initially. Finally got the database error so i knew it was just the site.
  14. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Lost some thanks and some posts and the forum is still acting wacky!! :(

    Browsed the mod forum though, that was fun!! :D
  15. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    Eh, I'm not really noticing any bugs today.
  16. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    According to this topic, if you look on the main page, this tread has gotten 0 replies!!

    Also, all the treads and posts in the Desire forum are dated yesterday.

    Another funny thing is that threads I have subscribed to are getting replies but nothing is posted in those threads!!
  17. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    The mod forum? Is that usually hidden or is it in the VIP section
    *nmayer jets over to spy.......
  18. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    It
  19. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

  20. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I couldn't even access the forum until I cleared my cache + cookies. The forum appeared to be frozen in time for me - no new posts and things still appeared unread even after reading them.
  21. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

  22. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    :p

    Did you hack into Rob
  23. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    We do apologize for the time warp, We lost 24-48 hours of data and had to restore back to the 12th, yesterday. Trust me, I'm as unhappy about it as anyone else. I go away for ONE night for my ten year anniversary with my wife, and Rob decides to break everything and lose the work I did Friday along with everyone's postings. One day I leave, ONE, and that fool breaks everything. Do you see why he needs a babysitter?

    I'm jus' playing. :p This is bad, does cause some of us to duplicate our efforts with some things, etc etc - but in all honesty.. we've gone through worse than this.

    Details will come later on what happened.

    For now - please let me know ANY problems/inconsistencies you're experiencing. Here or via PM. If someone really did have access to our moderator forums, please let me know the details. If anyone lost their Premium membership, let me know. I'll look at the logs, and restore. If things are still acting funky, let me know what is happening and if it is something you can purposely recreate.

    We need details while we work though this. Again, we do apologize we will work to get everything back to normal as soon as possible. Expect a post on Phandroid from Rob tomorrow, we will link to it on here.
  24. gvillager

    gvillager Well-Known Member

    We appreciate the update and all the work that is done to maintain this site.

    Congratulations to you and your wife. :cool:
  25. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Wasn't serious about accessing the mod forum, don't worry! ;)

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