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Server/Forum down times
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:59:22 AM »
Server was down due to a dead power supply in an upstream piece of equipment.
Damn, there goes the uptime (gotta love linux): up 980 days

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 11:07:13 AM »
was wondering what happened
  thanks for the explanation

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 12:11:39 PM »
I thought the S was starting to HTF....

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 01:42:55 PM »
Server was down due to a dead power supply in an upstream piece of equipment.
Damn, there goes the uptime (gotta love linux): up 980 days

After 980 days I guess we can tolerate one reboot.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 02:18:46 PM »
Server was down due to a dead power supply in an upstream piece of equipment.
Damn, there goes the uptime (gotta love linux): up 980 days

I started to get the shakes,so I listened to a couple of TSP Podcasts and took a nap....and now it works!!!!
Good work guys!

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 02:34:12 PM »
nap... a good idea.... zzzzzzz

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2016, 04:31:24 PM »
I immediately recognized this as the first step of martial law, donned gas masks, and retreated to my bunker.

Honestly I didn't notice. The page didn't load when I spun up the laptop but I was too busy stripping the stain off my deck to be disappointed.

These things will happen. All things manmade fail from time to time.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 04:04:21 PM »
Archer and I plan to reboot both of Jack's servers on Monday 1/15/18 some time between 9:45 AM and 12 noon Pacific time.

This will affect
  thesurvivalpodcast.com
  survivalpodcast.net
  grandaddysgun.com
  tspwiki.com
  walkingtofreedom.com
  ninemile.farm
and a few other sites.

Normally this causes only a few minutes of outage, during which you'll receive nothing at all (not even an error message) from the websites hosted on that server.  So don't panic. 8)

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 10:20:29 AM »
is it time to panic yet? oh wait, i'm not allowed to panic..

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 10:39:14 AM »
You may not panic.  That's my job.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 10:39:36 AM »
You may not panic.  That's my job.

oh ok.. darn. i thought you panicked last time?

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 10:52:43 AM »
uk server done.... seems well and good..

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 11:02:16 AM »
slc (main server) rebooted... seems good

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 11:06:33 AM »
That was quick!!!



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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 11:07:32 AM »
i'm quick....
wait, that did not sound good...

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 11:13:33 AM »
Everything worked right on the first try.

We do have miracles occasionally. ;D

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 06:16:55 PM »
We'll have a few more minutes of downtime (on the forum only) Tuesday 1/16/18 around 10 AM Pacific.  A few people are reporting oddities in their read/unread posts, so I'm going to run some database repair and testing routines.  Oughta take 5 or 10 minutes.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2018, 01:40:29 PM »
We'll have a few more minutes of downtime (on the forum only) Tuesday 1/16/18 around 10 AM Pacific.  A few people are reporting oddities in their read/unread posts, so I'm going to run some database repair and testing routines.  Oughta take 5 or 10 minutes.

 :facepalm:  Make that Wednesday 1/17/18 around 10 AM Pacific.  (I got distracted this morning and forgot!)

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 02:00:43 PM »
i was a wondering...

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »
Database repair/cleanup complete.  Let me know if you see anything malfunctioning.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 11:25:16 AM »
cool. thx mr bill..

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2018, 10:36:38 AM »
We will be restarting both of Jack's servers AGAIN in a few minutes.  (More updates related to the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities.)

This will affect
  thesurvivalpodcast.com
  survivalpodcast.net
  grandaddysgun.com
  tspwiki.com
  walkingtofreedom.com
  ninemile.farm
and a few other sites.

Expect a few minutes of outage.


On second thought, maybe we won't. ;D
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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 07:49:48 AM »
On second thought, maybe we won't. ;D

Okay, this time for real -- the upgraded software has arrived.

We will be restarting both of Jack's servers AGAIN this morning, around 9:45AM-10:00AM Pacific time, to install operating system updates.

This will affect
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  survivalpodcast.net
  grandaddysgun.com
  tspwiki.com
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  ninemile.farm
and a few other sites.

Expect a few minutes of outage.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 10:48:11 AM »
main server rebooted..

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2018, 11:00:36 AM »
2nd server rebooted. miller time.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 11:08:12 AM »
˙sʞɹoʍ ƃuıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ 'pooƃ

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2018, 11:10:26 AM »
Chinese? :P

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2018, 11:33:13 AM »
he was testing to make sure it worked in Australia. ;)

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2018, 03:28:08 PM »
Time for another server reboot.  Expect several minutes of interrupted service on Tuesday 5/1/18, around 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern.

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Re: Server/Forum down times
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2018, 04:55:31 PM »
darn it, where is the key to the server.... damn cat stole it again.