Apologies for Outage

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Apologies for Outage

#1 Post by apollos0fAlexandria » 1 month ago

Sorry to members who experienced a recent outage. The issue was actually very simple, but took a few hours to resolve.

Hopefully everything will be stable now, and special thanks to Marina and others who raised the alarm.

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#2 Post by apollos0fAlexandria » 1 month ago

I realize that there were some additional random corruption problems after the outage. I apologize for the inconvenience. The good news (if I can term it that), is that the corruption resulted from a very mundane technical issue. There was nothing malicious about it and our security is a strong as always.

I carried out a standard database repair and this seems to have solved most issues. That said, there do still seem to be some additional minor issues to address.

If anyone encounters a problem going forward please post it here and I will try to manually fix it.

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#3 Post by Bobcat » 1 month ago

I appreciate your effort and skill in dealing with this Apollos.


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#4 Post by Bobcat » 1 month ago

Hi Apollos,

I tried to post a comment on this thread (about Lazarus). Whether I hit preview or submit the same thing happens. The post disappears and I get this notice:
No route found for "GET /posting.php" (from "posting.php?mode=reply&f=2&t=2401")



Fortunately, after this happened the first time I redid the post and saved it to a text file before I tried it again, but got the same result.

Thanks again for your efforts in dealing with the problems.


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#5 Post by Bobcat » 3 weeks ago

Just FYI, Apollos has efforts underway to find and fix the problems with the forum software.


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#6 Post by Bobcat » 1 day ago

Just so everyone is aware, Apollos has updated the forum software. Things, so far, seem to be working much better. On the downside, it looks like it is possible that a couple of days worth of posts may have been lost (the last couple of days). At least it looks like that. That may have been one of the necessary 'evils' to updating. I'm not totally sure of that yet. But he may have had to make a copy of the DB at some point.

At any rate, Apollos, I appreciate your hard work keeping things going.


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