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Topic # 22065 15-May-2008 16:30
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I've been trying to access Geekzone since like 10 am and I've just been able to now. What happened?





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  Reply # 131058 15-May-2008 16:33
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I had that too,  WinMTR  No response from host, but I saw some rss feed's so I don't think it was everyone.

I was connecting from Slingshot

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  Reply # 131059 15-May-2008 16:36

yea same here I couldn't access this site ether :(

(dang James Bond you beat me to it, I posted a topic about this 1 minute after you, ill delete mine now)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 131060 15-May-2008 16:38
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It was like withdrawals symptom but good is all back up and seems to be a hell lot faster. The boss will surely post related comment later.

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Reply # 131061 15-May-2008 16:41
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At 9:00am I rebooted the server to uninstall a piece of software. The server did not come up in 90 seconds as usual so I contacted ICONZ and they confirmed there was a problem with the server.

I flew from Wellington to Auckland at 11am and the server is now completely reinstalled. I decided not to restore an image backup because that would too have a copy of the problem software.

There are still things to fix around, but I am flying back to Wellington 8pm and will finish working from home.

The interesting thing is that this week I had contacted ICONZ to arrange for a library of recovery DVDs to be kept on site. Shame this problem happened before this could be done.

Also note we didn't lose anything. All HDD were visible and the databases are all up-to-date.

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  Reply # 131062 15-May-2008 16:41

I never really thought it was all that slow.
But yes it does seem to be a bit more faster. Laughing

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  Reply # 131063 15-May-2008 16:41
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Not on slingshot, but I also find the site way faster after todays outage.

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  Reply # 131064 15-May-2008 16:57
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Saw this a minute ago:


... then contact to the server was missing until now.




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  Reply # 131066 15-May-2008 17:01
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manhinli: Saw this a minute ago:


... then contact to the server was missing until now.


Same





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  Reply # 131068 15-May-2008 17:02
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To make matters even worse, twitter has been down most of the day too.. It's been a lonely day!




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  Reply # 131069 15-May-2008 17:02
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As you can imagine I am trying to install as many applications as possible while I am here in the datacentre, so if anything happens I am still around. A few reboots are required to completely update the server.

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Reply # 131076 15-May-2008 17:30
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Good work on getting things up and running again :) Pretty dedicated to fly up there at a moments notice.

Someone get that man a beer and some pizza!

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Reply # 131078 15-May-2008 17:32
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mushion22: Good work on getting things up and running again :) Pretty dedicated to fly up there at a moments notice.

Someone get that man a beer and some pizza!


Well, it is my full time business. As I said I had planned to ship a few recovery DVDs but this happened just before I could do it.

Good stuff we had mirrored sets so there was no data loss at all!

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  Reply # 131079 15-May-2008 17:38
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Still... a drink would be well deserved by the end of the day I imagine!

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Reply # 131081 15-May-2008 17:47
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Hahah... I saw II7 reborn at Geekzone earlier today! :-D




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  Reply # 131082 15-May-2008 17:47
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What was the trouble? Something wrong with the boot sector or partition table or something? Had that before in my old job - server would be AOK, install some updates, restart then BOOM boot errors all over the place.

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